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Tear down the Sandy Hook School???

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by Larry, May 11, 2013.

  1. May 13, 2013 at 11:35 AM
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    From you? I think he should. :rolleyes:
     
  2. May 13, 2013 at 11:39 AM
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    I grew up in Connecticut, not far from Sandy Hook and have close friends who attended that school. It is a wealthy school district. I don't think the 57 million dollar figure is correct, you can build quite a school for that much money, like an entire school district for 5,000 students. And like almost ALL school districts, funding is from taxes raised by the school district, and that area is very wealthy.

    The building and funding of the new school is local issue, decided and paid for by the folks who live in the district.

    Why don't we see what the real facts are before we foam at the mouth?

    Howard
     
  3. May 13, 2013 at 11:42 AM
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    And that's your choice but to spend $50+ million dollars to tear down a perfectly good building is ridiculous in my opinion. If your child was there during the event and you don't want them going back, I wouldn't fault anyone for pulling their kid and putting them in another school. The building itself was not the problem, the building did nothing. Any child who was too young for school when this catastrophe occurred will be too young to know what happened in that building. I can understand people who were there not wanting to go back and I wouldn't blame them for a second. But personally, I don't understand people condemning the building because of what happened there. I think a renovation would solve the problem, make it seem like a new place, change some things around so it doesn't feel like the same building but keep the building where it is.
     
  4. May 13, 2013 at 11:42 AM
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    Took the words right out of my mouth.
     
  5. May 13, 2013 at 11:43 AM
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    :laugh: +1 to you
     
  6. May 13, 2013 at 11:55 AM
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    I personally think its a waste of money that could be used for better things. I am against it, not that any of our opinions will matter.
     
  7. May 13, 2013 at 11:58 AM
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    Good point I may be for a renovation. I think thats what they did at Columbine. I still wouldnt want my kid to go there.
     
  8. May 13, 2013 at 12:14 PM
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    There are FAR better uses for that kind of money than rebuilding a perfectly fine building because it holds bad memories.

    Back home in Jacksonville, I've been at some inner city elementary and middle schools that have multiple broken windows (and have been like that for a long time), trashed facilities and filthy grounds. It's shocking to see. 50 fucking million dollars can do a lot of good for those who actually need it.
     
  9. May 13, 2013 at 12:45 PM
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    In that case Jacksonville should take their LOCAL property tax revenue and use it to fix their schools. Who are we to tell the folks in Newtown how to spend their LOCAL property tax money?

    Howard
     
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    Howard!
     
  11. May 13, 2013 at 12:51 PM
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    If I recall correctly (and correct me if I'm wrong) they didn't tear down Columbine...

    I was reading this article: http://www.denverpost.com/columbine/ci_12174854 and from the sounds of it yes they did revamp parts of it but not rebuild the entire thing.

    I thought the part about not serving Chinese food or ketchup because that's the last food the kids had before they ran out is a bit overboard.

    I was in Utah at the time of the Trolly Square shooting. Didn't stop us from going in there after that.
     
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    We're not telling the folks of Newtown anything, this is just an discussion. At the end of the day, what we talk about means nothing, they are going to have a vote and do what they wish. That doesn't mean we can't have a discussion about it though.
     
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    Yeah you are correct they did redue a bunch of the school, like the cafeteria
     
  14. May 13, 2013 at 12:53 PM
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    Too busy using said money to make higher income schools nicer and painting jaguar footprints all over the city.
     
  16. May 14, 2013 at 4:59 AM
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    Now that I agree with^ !!
     
  17. May 14, 2013 at 5:00 AM
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    Vouchers. and let parents send the kids to the school of their choice.
     
  18. May 14, 2013 at 5:13 AM
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    Emotions often over ride common sense. Several years ago a child was killed by a falling branch of a pine tree here in Maine the mother persisted in having the school cut down the trees so it would never happen again. Now they will safe at school but no where else there might be trees.
     
  19. May 14, 2013 at 5:15 AM
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    And then the kids all get heat stroke playing outside cause there are no trees to shade them.
     
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    sometimes all we want to do is remove the visible sign of grief and despair. I remember one night in Guilford, Connecticut, six high school kids in a large, overpowered, buick sedan slammed into an innocent maple tree at 90+ mph on a town road marked at 25mph. The parents of the deceased children wanted the tree removed so they wouldn't have to see what killed their children on a daily basis.
     
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