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Mon Aug 5, 2019, 05:10 AM

Columbine High School, widely synonymous with tragedy, will not be rebuilt or renamed

After a nearly two-month public survey period, Jefferson County Public Schools has decided against tearing down and rebuilding Columbine High School — the site of the 1999 school massacre that killed 12 students and one teacher.

Jeffco Public Schools had considered redesigning the campus, and resituating the school farther from the street in an attempt to curb morbid tourist fascination.

“While this concept has supporters and merits, there are also valid concerns that were raised,” the district’s superintendent, Jason Glass, wrote in a letter posted Wednesday. “It is clear to me that no consensus direction exists to rebuild the school.”

The deadly shooting, perpetrated by two Columbine students, also injured 21 people, turned the school into a household name, and spurred widespread debate over gun restrictions.

Read more: https://www.coloradoindependent.com/2019/07/24/columbine-high-school-widely-synonymous-with-tragedy-will-not-be-rebuilt-or-renamed/

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hlthe2b Aug 5 #1

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Mon Aug 5, 2019, 05:52 AM

1. Essentially no one wants to rename it and simply rebuilding would accomplish what?

I don't think there is an answer to the problem that can be accomplished locally.

Sadly, this is not going to go away.

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