cretinbob: I read the NRA wants to turn it into a rifle range.//too soon?
kid_icarus: I'd say it couldn't be more unusable as a school if it were radioactive. Bulldoze it.
colinspooky: Keep it going just as was to show they are not going to be beaten by just one loon
stpauler: Laser tag arena![encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com image 275x183]
incendi: Use it to fuel conspiracy theories and generate some tourism revenues... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wx9GxXYKx_8One of my idiot friends shared that video on facebook this morning with this comment:"I wish the president would answer some questionsWhat weapon was usedThe examiner says rifle but can't say what caliberInitial reports have 2 not 4 handguns insideI'm not being insensitive to the event just curious to the facts in play"It's like Benghazi round two, with even less of a tenuous connection to the presidency!
dittybopper: That would just encourage others to attack schools, knowing they'd get their little piece of infamy if they just tried hard enough.
give me doughnuts: How about using it as a school?Is Columbine High still a school? How about Virginia Tech?
nekom: kid_icarus: I'd say it couldn't be more unusable as a school if it were radioactive. Bulldoze it.colinspooky: Keep it going just as was to show they are not going to be beaten by just one loonSee, there's the problem. Those are both valid opinions. The Amish bulldozed the schoolhouse after the horrible shooting there. Conversely, I believe Columbine is still open (or am I wrong on that?). Either school of thought is valid, and at the same time either option really sucks.
Yes please: give me doughnuts: How about using it as a school?Is Columbine High still a school? How about Virginia Tech?Columbian still is, but they've turned the library (and maybe the cafeteria) into memorials. Virginia Tech was barely a school to begin with.
Honest Bender: Well, it's already set up perfectly to be a school... How about therapy for those that need it and everyone else can get the fark on with their lives. Not every tragedy needs knee jerk reactions.
nekom: dittybopper: That would just encourage others to attack schools, knowing they'd get their little piece of infamy if they just tried hard enough.I'm not criminal pathologist, but I somehow doubt that comes into play. What happened here was the hallmark of a schizophrenic madman. I don't think he was seeking any fame, I think he was just wholly off the rails.
dittybopper: kid_icarus: I'd say it couldn't be more unusable as a school if it were radioactive. Bulldoze it.I say the opposite. Remodel it, and reopen it. To do otherwise would mean Lanza *WON*, even in death. Place a plaque somewhere, rename it after the principal, whatever you feel you need to memorialize those who died, but DO NOT bulldoze it. That would just encourage others to attack schools, knowing they'd get their little piece of infamy if they just tried hard enough.
OtherLittleGuy: Columbine torn down the cafeteria and library areas where most of the shootings occured and reconfigured the school.
kid_icarus: Hmm...I think you might could argue that leaving the school intact (in any capacity) would only help further his infamy. It would become an almost local legend...that place where THAT happened. It would help immortalize his evil deed. But if the building is gone...there's nothing tangible to tie to the event. I think it could be forgotten easier, and deny him any ongoing notoriety in the future.
The Muthaship: I don't know what they should do with it other than not listen to Fark about what to do with it.
kvinesknows: patch it up, reopen it
Dr.Mxyzptlk.: Take a lesson from the Amish and follow their example.After the Amish school shooting they quietly tore down the building and rebuilt a new school.
TWX: Dr.Mxyzptlk.: Take a lesson from the Amish and follow their example.After the Amish school shooting they quietly tore down the building and rebuilt a new school.kvinesknows: patch it up, reopen itThe biggest problem is that school districts are often self-insured, no outside entity to pay for changes. In this case it'll be the taxpayers paying to demo the school (remembering that there could be asbestos issues making it very expensive to demolish) and to build a new one. You're looking at probably $30,000,000 minimum, possibly quite a bit more depending on local labor costs and permitting issues.The Amish were able to demolish and rebuild a school because their school was very simple in construction and they had a lot of volunteer/community involvement, and had much less stringent building codes and systems in the school.While there may be volunteers to help in Newtown or other surrounding municipalities, it's unlikely that they can get a volunteer force of sufficient size to make a realistic dent in the cost of the work.
Brick-House: Insane Asylum???
Rurouni: "I have two children who had everything taken from them," said Audrey Bart, whose children attend the school but weren't injured in the shooting.Is it just me or is this lady a selfish c-word? This reads as a HUGE F you to all the parents who DID actually lose kids in the shooting...
CujoQuarrel: I'll go with turn it into a happy place where people go to visit to enjoy them selvesA strip club
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