On Saturday, the residents of Newtown, Conn. voted overwhelmingly to accept $49.25 million in state money to demolish Sandy Hook Elementary and construct a new school on the site. According to the New Times, the vote was 4,504 yes to 558 no, which is the highest turnout in the town since the 2008 presidential election. Students have been attending another school since the Dec. 14 shooting that killed twenty first graders and six staff members. The redesigned school is expected to open in 2016.
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