December 14, 2012. A 20-year-old gunman named Adam Lanza invaded the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut and fatally shot 20 children, ages six and seven, and six adult staff members. Following that horrific event, the town of Newtown decided to build a new, 87,000-sf PreK-4 school, which required extreme sensitivity by the Building Team that worked hand and hand with the town on every aspect of the building’s planning, design, and construction.