Newtown, Connecticut voters have accepted a $50 million grant from the state to build a new Sandy Hook Elementary School.
The vote was a formality as a task force of Newtown officials had decided in May in favor of a plan to tear down the existing facility where the tragic massacre happened last year, and build a new one. The unofficial vote tally was 4,504 for the grant offer and 558 against.
Sandy Hook’s students have been attending classes at a school in nearby Monroe.
State lawmakers set aside the money specifically to help the town build a new school to replace the one where 26 people were killed in December.