I respectfully recommend that Sandy Hook Elementary School not be demolished ["Panel: Raze, rebuild school," News, May 12]. The money could be used instead to plant an orchard of 26 trees around the school, to mark the 26 people killed on Dec. 14.

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Also, the schoolrooms where the deaths occurred could be changed to become a library with educational and motivational themes. I believe this would be a better use of the funds.

Jack W. Seidenberg, Woodmere