Newtown residents want killer’s house torn down

This photo released by Connecticut State Police on Friday, Dec. 27, 2013 shows an aerial view of the home where Adam Lanza lived with his mother in Newtown, Conn. Lanza gunned down 20 first-graders and six educators with a semi-automatic rifle at Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 14, 2012, in Newtown, after killing his mother inside their home. Lanza committed suicide with a handgun as police arrived at the school. (AP Photo/Connecticut State Police)

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — Some Newtown residents say in a new survey that they want the Sandy Hook School shooter’s home torn down and the property turned into a park or nature preserve.

The Newtown-Sandy Hook Community Foundation received more than 1,600 responses to the survey it released Monday on town residents’ unmet needs in the wake of the Dec. 14, 2012, school shooting that killed 20 first-graders and six educators. The foundation has been deciding how to distribute more than $11 million in donations made in response to the shooting.

Some survey responses said money should be set aside to tear down shooter Adam Lanza’s house in Newtown, where he killed his mother before going to the school.

The survey found that counseling and cash assistance services were among families’ top priorities.

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