Residents packed a high school auditorium Sunday to discuss the future of Sandy Hook Elementary School where 20 first graders and six staff members were killed.
As the town struggles to deal with the tragedy, opinions vary on what should be done with the building.
Here are some things that Newtown citizens had to say at the meeting:
"I don't think we should expect the students who are most hurting or the parents who are most hurting or the teachers who are most hurting to have to enter that school again."
"My best memories were at Sandy Hook School. I think that children in the future deserve to experience the same beautiful memories that I did and if we were to knock the school down we would be preventing future children from experiencing the same memories."
"My 3 year old thinks his school is broken and that we're going to fix it. Personally my own opinion is I don't want to see the land and the building stay empty and broken. I want to do something with it whether it be a memorial park, i would support that."
The massacre at Newtown reignited the debate on gun control.
Vice President Joe Biden heads a panel that will make recommendations to President Obama on ways to curb gun violence.
Newtown Police Chief Michael Kehoe offers his opinion, "Ban assault weapons, restrict those magazines that so have so many bullets in them."
As the debate rages in Washington, the people of Newtown look for ways to move forward.
President Obama had made it clear that he's ready for a fight over how to respond to gun violence.
But, the National Rifle Association is also gearing up for a battle.
The NRA's president said Sunday that he doesn't think an assault weapons ban would get through Congress.
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