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Arapahoe High School library will be renovated

9:30 PM, Dec 19, 2013   |    comments
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KUSA - The Arapahoe High School library, where the shooter took his own life, will be completely redone.

It's not the first time a building has been remolded or even demolished following a tragic event.

The following is a list of past shootings and what happened to the locations afterwards:

Sandy Hook Elementary - Dec, 14, 2012
Newton, CT
Adam Lanza kills mom at home, kills 26 at the school, then self
School is being demolished.
Plate Canyon HS - Sept. 27, 2006
Bailey, CO
Duane Roger Morrison took 6 female students hostage. Killed Emily Keyes, then self
Expecting a return phone call from Platte Canyon HS Superintendent

Aurora Theater shooting - July 20, 2012
Aurora, CO
James Holmes killed 12, injured 7 others before capture by PD.
Theater was renovated.

Columbine High School - April 20, 1999
Littleton, CO
Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris shot and killed 12 students and 1 teacher. The two killed themselves inside the school.
Demolished and relocted library

Westroads Mall Shooting - December 5, 2007
Omaha, NE
Robert A. Hawkins killed 8, wounded others, killed himself (all inside Von Maur store)
Store/mall reopened.

Tucson Shooting - January 8, 2011
Casas Adobes, AZ (near Tucson).
Jared Loughner killed 6 and injured 13 (including Gabby Giffords)
The Safeway grocery store is still open. A plaque sits in front to honor the victims.

Ft. Hood shooting - November 5, 2009
Ft. Hood, Texas
Major Nidal Hasan killed 13 and wounded 29.
The building still stands.

NIU shooting - Feb. 14, 2008
Dekalb, Illinois
Steven Kazmierczak killed 5 and himself in a classroom.
The building was closed for a few years then remodeled. It was reopened as a classroom.

Lane Bryant shooting - Feb. 2, 2008
Tinley Park, Illinois
Unknown suspect killed 5 and injured 1.
The store was closed. It reopened as a different store.

Virginia Tech shooting - April 16, 2007
Blacksburg, Virginia
Seung-HuiCho killed 32, injured 17, and killed himself.
West Amber Johnston dorm was set for refurbish before shooting. It since has been refurbished and reopened since the shooting.
The Norris Hall building has gone back to its purpose. The 2nd and 3rd floors, where the shootings happened, was turned into an electronic study space and The Center for Peace Studies and Violence Prevention.

West Nikel Mines School shooting - October 2, 2006
Nickel Mines - Lancaster, Pennsylvania (amish community)
Charles Roberts killed 5 and injured others before taking his own life.
The school was torn down and a new one built.

Plate Canyon High School shooting - September 27, 2006
Bailey, CO
Duane Roger Morrison took 6 female students hostage. He killed Emily Keyes and then killed himself.

Heath High School - December 1, 1997
West Paducah, KY
Michael Carneal killed 3 and injured 5.
The building was repaired and reopened as a school.

Luby's cafeteria shooting - October 16, 1991
Killeen, TX
George Hennard drove a pickup into the cafeteria and shot and killed 23 people and injured 20 others. He took his own life.
The location closed after the massacre and reopened after a clean-up and redesign of its front wall were completed. It struggled throughout the following years and closed permanently on September 9, 2000. A Chinese-American buffet, Yank Sing, now occupies the former location.


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