Panel recommends rebuilding Sandy Hook school massacre site

NEWTOWN, Connecticut (AP) - Officials in Newtown, Connecticut, say the district should tear down the Sandy Hook Elementary School - where 20 young children and six educators were shot to death in December - and construct a new building on the property.

A task force of 28 town elected officials unanimously recommended the plan on Friday night after residents expressed mixed opinions on what should be done with Sandy Hook Elementary School.

The proposal now goes to the local school board, which has final authority.

The panel had narrowed a list of choices to renovating or rebuilding on the school site or building a new school on property down the street.

The 430 surviving students are attending a renovated school renamed Sandy Hook Elementary School in a neighbouring town.