- The Washington Times - Sunday, October 6, 2013

Residents of Newtown, Conn., overwhelmingly voted Saturday to accept $50 million in state money to raze Sandy Hook Elementary School and construct a new one in its place.

The unofficial results were 4,504 for the grant offer and 558 against, Fox News reported. The town plans to begin demolition next month.

The school has been shuttered since Dec. 14, when 20 students and six staff members were shot and killed. Students have been attending classes at a school in neighboring Monroe, the Hartford Courant reported.

Voters leaving the polls had mixed thoughts about the costs of the proposal.

“I feel like the state doesn’t have enough money and the federal government doesn’t have enough money,” Karen Banks told the Courant. “It’d be nice to have support to build a school, but I’m still not so sure that we really need a school based on demographics.”

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