Superintendent proposes demolishing, rebuilding Columbine High to escape “morbid fascination”

June 10, 2019 | The Denver Post

Columbine High School would be torn down and a new school built nearby under a proposal the Jefferson County School District announced Thursday, a move driven by ongoing fascination with the 1999 school shooting there.

In a letter to Columbine families and staff members, district Superintendent Jason Glass said recent school shootings and a continuing “morbid fascination” with Columbine, as demonstrated by Sol Pais, the Florida teen who made her way to Colorado before taking her own life, is contributing to a need for a new building and school.

Proposals for Columbine High School include: the current school name, colors and mascot would be unchanged; the new school would be built near the current site, to the west; consideration would be given to preserving the Hope Library, making it the cornerstone of the new building; and the existing building would be demolished, replaced with fields and controlled entry points.

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