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New Sandy Hook School Opens For The First Time Since Massacre
The Newtown, Connecticut, school where 20 students and six educators were killed in December 2012 was demolished and rebuilt.
By Mike Hayes

The new Sandy Hook School in Newtown, Connecticut, opened its doors to the public for the first time on Friday. The $50 million, 86,800-square-foot building officially starts hosting students next month when school starts.

The school will replace the one torn down after a gunman entered in December 2012 and killed 20 first-graders and six educators.

The new building was built on the same property, but on adjacent grounds to the old campus. Since the shooting, Sandy Hook students have been attending classes at a campus in neighboring Monroe.

The lobby of the new school.

“Let me state unequivocally that we would trade in a minute this beautiful new school for the more familiar and ancient Sandy Hook school, built in the ’50s, if we could just change the past,” Newtown’s First Selectman Pat Llodra told the Associated Press.

Colored toy ducks are placed in a classroom.

In 2013, a referendum to accept a $50 million grant from the state of Connecticut to build a new elementary school passed by an overwhelming margin in Newtown. Months later, the $1 million dollar process to demolish the old building began and plans were drawn for a new school.

A playground bench is colorfully decorated.


After the shooting, state lawmakers voted to earmark the $50 million in grant money to pay for the destruction of the current school and building the new one without impacting local taxes. If the town had voted no on the referendum, the money would have disappeared.

Students are set to return to the new Sandy Hook campus on Aug. 29.


A street sign warns drivers of children crossing the road at the entrance to the school.

Three surveillance cameras, top, are part of the security in place in the lobby of the new school.

Colored blinds hang outside of a first grade window.

It’s the painting I keep in my private office, a big eyed green owl with blue wings made by a seven year old girl who was taken from us in Newtown. Given to me by her parents, so I wouldn’t forget. A reminder of all the parents who have turned their grief into action.
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Barack Obama

Imagine that. Imagine giving your murdered child’s painting to someone else. 

Barack feels that weight.

i once visited this place called newtowne, Missouri and it was THE creepiest place ive ever been,, it was built to be its own town within itself; it even has its own general store and post office and elementary school??? it started in 2001 and everyone acts like its recognized by the county/state, of which nobody has proof that it’s its own town.
there’s like a waiting list and shit to move there, everyone isn’t very friendly, there’s this creepy vibe of assimilation and i swear it’s a cult. next thing you know it’ll be like the new jamestown

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Sto Len is a printmaker, sculptor, painter, musician and curator with interests in improvisation and experimentation within a variety of media. His current body of work integrates the traditional art of Suminagashi with experimental marbling on found maps, books, and printed propaganda. Recent collaborations with nature, sewage and pollution in the New York waterways has made the Newtown Creek his second studio. Working en plein air from a rowboat among “bloated rats – with eyeballs hanging out,” Sto uses a process like paper marbling to print directly off of the water. Sto Len is based in Brooklyn with familial roots in Vietnam, his work incorporates these bonds connecting issues of both their history, environment, and politics.

Read more from my studio visit with Sto at http://picnic.aimeelusty.com

Hotel Hell S3E6

#WATCH STREAMING NOW IN HD#

Air Date : May 24th, 2016
Season Number : 3
Episode Number : 6
Episode Name : Brick Hotel
Networks : Fox
Genres : Documentary

Storyline:
Gordon Ramsay visits a hotel and event space in Newtown, PA, where the owner is blind to the various problems at play. Gordon attempts to propel the owner, and her uninvolved son, into taking back the reigns and addressing the issues head-on.

Casts:
Gordon Ramsay

►►Hotel Hell S3E6 : Brick Hotel

#PLAY HERE TO FULL EPISODE#

Air Date : May 24th, 2016
Season Number : 3
Episode Number : 6
Episode Name : Brick Hotel
Networks : Fox
Genres : Documentary

Storyline:
Gordon Ramsay visits a hotel and event space in Newtown, PA, where the owner is blind to the various problems at play. Gordon attempts to propel the owner, and her uninvolved son, into taking back the reigns and addressing the issues head-on.

Casts:
Gordon Ramsay

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Massachusetts AG Bans "Copycat Assault-Style Weapons" by Decree
The Massachusetts Attorney General just banned all 'copycat assault-style weapons' by decree

Via Reuters

Massachusetts will ban the sale of “copycat” assault-style weapons similar to those increasingly used in mass shootings, state Attorney General Maura Healey said on Wednesday.


The move takes effect immediately and is part of stepped-up enforcement of Massachusetts’ ban on military-style assault weapons, she said in a statement.

“The gun industry has openly defied our laws here in Massachusetts for nearly two decades. That ends today,” said Healey, a Democrat.

Actually, they fully complied with the law, that’s why they were allowed to sell said guns for the last two decades.

All that’s changed is Healey now says the law should mean whatever she wants it to mean.

She said assault rifles had become the weapon of choice in mass shootings. They have been used in massacres in Orlando, Florida; San Bernardino, California; Newtown, Connecticut; and Aurora, Colorado.

Her enforcement notice clarifies what constitutes a “copy” or “duplicate” weapon under the assault weapons ban. Copies or duplicates of banned assault rifles, including copies of the Colt AR-15 and the Kalashnikov AK-47, are prohibited in the state.

As all guns are in some aspect “copies” of one another, this could amount to a total gun ban.

Because some Muslims the government’s open immigration policies let into the country just went on some shooting sprees, they’re going to take away Americans’ right to legally defend themselves against said killers.