The Newtown Legislative Council voted to tear down the home of Adam Lanza, the young man responsible for the 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Lanza killed 20 children and six educators at the school, including his mother, before committing suicide. The sight of the 3,100 sq. ft. home has been a painful reminder of the tragedy for the townspeople.
The town’s plan is to have the house razed after winter. (The school was demolished, too, in 2013, and is being rebuilt.) The two-acre Lanza property was given to the town in December by a bank that acquired it from the Lanza family. When the home was last appraised in 2012, it was estimated to be worth $523,620. The money to demolish the house (estimated $27,000) will come from a Sandy Hook fund that has about $260,000 left.