Voters accept grant to build new Sandy Hook Elementary School
NBC Connecticut: Residents of Newton, Conn., voted to accept a $50-million state grant to build a new Sandy Hook Elementary School on Saturday.
Of the 5,000 votes, 4,506 voted to pass the referendum. Voters said the key to the new school would be to make it distinct from the previous one where the mass shooting took place.
Students from Sandy Hook Elementary are currently attending classes in a repurposed school building.
Photo: In this Dec. 17, 2012 file photo, stuffed animals and a sign calling for prayer sit at the base of a tree near the Newtown Village Cemetery in Newtown, Conn., after 26 people were shot to death at Sandy Hook Elementary School. (AP)