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Iron gate to be installed at Sandy Hook School

NEWTOWN, Conn. — The concrete barriers and orange traffic cones blocking the driveway of the elementary school where a gunman killed 20 first-graders and six educators will soon be replaced by a black iron gate that officials hope will improve the property’s image and keep out gawkers.

Sandy Hook Elementary School and its driveway have been closed to the public since Dec. 14, when 20-year-old Adam Lanza shot 26 people and himself at the school after killing his mother at their Newtown home. The motive
remains unclear.

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A local task force in May approved a plan to tear down the school and build a new one on the same property using a $50 million state grant.

Since the shooting, the driveway has been blocked by concrete barriers and traffic cones.

Associated Press

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