Memorials will be removed next week

Impromptu memorials to the 26 victims of the Sandy Hill Elementary School shootings will be removed next week, but will be “processed” into a permanent memorial, the Newtown Bee reports.

First Selectwoman Pat Llodra made the decision, the local weekly reports.

And while nothing has been decided about the school building itself, there have been informal, preliminary discussions about tearing it down and replacing it with a memorial park.

If that happens, Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch said, he’d like to take some of the weapons the city collected in its gun buy-back program, melt them down and bury the material on the site.

Frank Juliano