Massacre school comes down
DEMOLITION work has begun on a US elementary school where 20 children and six adults were killed during a massacre last December.
The Sandy Hook Elementary School killings on December 14 were one of the deadliest such shootings and led a push for tighter gun control laws in the US.
A spokeswoman for the council in Newtown, Connecticut said the work would take up to five weeks and a new elementary school was expected to open in 2016.
‘‘It started yesterday ... the demolition will take four to five weeks,’’ she said.
Adam Lanza, 20, took just five minutes to shoot his way into the school, murder his victims and kill himself.