The early stages of a weeks long project have begun. First Selectman Pat Llodra says small scale demolition is happening now with the abatement of hazardous materials. Llodra says the building will be removed in pieces and there will be no "wrecking ball'' action.
Contractors are being asked to completely destroy the building materials in an effort to eliminate nearly every trace of the building. All workers were required to sign non-disclosure contracts as well. There is 24-hour security at the site, which is fenced in.
Llodra says the demolition work should be completed by the December 14th anniversary of the shootings that left 26 children and educators dead.
Sandy Hook students have been attending classes in Monroe. The town has accepted a nearly $50 million dollar state grant to raze the building and build a new school, which is expected to open by December 2016.