Mas­sacre school comes down

Sunday Territorian - - WORLD -

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.

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