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Home of US mass school shooter demolished


the house, before demolishing. Image source usa24

the house, before demolishing. Image source usa24

The house where the killer responsible for one of the worst mass school shooting in US history lived and began his murder spree has been demolished, officials confirmed Wednesday.

The demolition of the sprawling white-timbered property will leave the lot empty. Local media reported the proceeds of any future sale would go to families of the victims.

Adam Lanza, 20, shot dead his mother as she lay in bed at the house before heading to Sandy Hook Elementary School and killing 26 others — 20 of them young children — on December 14, 2012.

An official at Newtown council in the northeastern state of Connecticut confirmed the demolition to AFP.

“It’s just a reminder to the neighbors and the town. It’s better to have it not be a constant sign of what happened,” George Benson, Newtown director of planning, told news channel WFSB.

Resident Dorothy Dwyer welcomed the demolition.

“It’s only a bad memory and we have people stopping there that really shouldn’t stop there and it’s a nice area, and those people deserve to have privacy,” she told the same channel.

The house was turned over to the town council after it had been foreclosed by a bank.

US councillors in Newtown voted unanimously in January to tear it down. The school was demolished in 2013.


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  • Andy_Obi

    Evil people are everywhere, including the APC.

    • Rev

      Wow…how narrow minded…
      Are you really a Nigerian???
      Or are you an enemy of the great nation?

      • Andy_Obi

        The APC and its members are the enemies of Nigeria.

        • Rev

          Please Let your utterances be guarded and coated with wisdom…