House of Sandy Hook School Shooter is Demolished

A police cruiser sits in the driveway of the home where Newtown school shooter Adam Lanza lived, Dec. 18, 2012. (PHOTO CREDIT: Jason DeCrow/AP Photo)
A police cruiser sits in the driveway of the home where Newtown school shooter Adam Lanza lived, Dec. 18, 2012. (PHOTO CREDIT: Jason DeCrow/AP Photo)

The 3,100 square-foot yellow house on a leafy street in Newtown, Connecticut, where Adam Lanza lived with his mother was demolished today. It was the same house where Lanza began his December 2012 rampage by killing his mother before driving to Sandy Hook Elementary School, killing 20 children and six adults before shooting himself.

Manafort Brothers of Plainville, Connecticut, volunteered to carry out the demolition. Contractors arrived on site Monday “and had the house down within two hours,” Newtown First Selectman Pat Llodra told ABC News. The contractors completed the project today by tearing down the foundation and ripping up the driveway.

The town will return to the 2+ acre site on Yogananda Street this spring to grade the land and do whatever plantings are appropriate. The goal is to return the land to a natural state. The lot backs up to open space so the hope is it merges “into the existing open space in a very natural way,” Llodra said.

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SOURCE: ABC News, Aaron Katersky