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Newtown residents vote on Sandy Hook school fate
NEWTOWN, Conn. Residents in Newtown, Connecticut are heading to the polls to decide the fate of Sandy Hook Elementary School. They're voting on whether or not to take a gift of $50 million for a brand new school. Some say it's too much money to take from the state for a school they don't need. Others feel a new school is necessary in the aftermath of the tragic shooting last December. They see it as an investment in the community.
Karen Banks Newtown resident said, "I really haven't heard why we need to have 4 elementary schools in town. Our population seems to be declining."
Newtown Resident David Freedman said, Enrollment is cyclical. In 92, 93 it went down and came back up again. Same thing is going to happen. This is an asset to our community"
The polls close at 8:00 tonight. If approved -- demolition could start as early as Tuesday.