Should Sandy Hook Elementary School Reopen?
While watching the news last night I saw a brief segment in which the news reporter stated that residents of Newtown, Connecticut are meeting to discuss the possibility of reopening Sandy Hook Elementary School. The school as you probably know has been closed since the horrific shooting on December 14th. Students resumed classes after the winter break at a nearby school.
That day will truly never be forgotten. It saw the heroic acts of teachers and administrators. Kaitlin Roig locked her 1st grade classroom in a closet until she was certain they were safe. Victoria Soto lied to the gunman that her classroom was at the other end of the building as they hid in the closet. She ultimately died protecting her class. Dawn Hocksprung alerted the school, via the intercom, that the school was under attack and then she and Mary Sherlach rushed to tackle the gunman (of which I refuse to publicize his name).
The question now is if Sandy Hook should be reopened.
I personally think it should. I think the school should be reopened for the next school year. I think it would show that we are a resilient group of people and will not cower to crazed individuals.
I think my opinion really shouldn’t matter. I think the decision should be left to those affected by the tragedy. It should be their decision if they want to send their kids to the school.
No matter what they decide I hope everyone does one thing:
I hope you always remember the victims of Sandy Hook
and the heroes it birthed.
What do you think?
Should the school reopen?
Does our opinion really matter in this situation?
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