(KCEN) -- Last night about 200 residents packed Newtown High School to discuss the future of Sandy Hook Elementary.
Many residents believe the school should be remodeled in honor of the 26 victims.
But others believe the site should be torn down.
Newtown Resident Christina Gorham said, "I don't believe any kid should ever have to go back there and tie those feelings back with the school again."
Another Newtown Resident, Tara Nicholson, said, "The building should be razed down."
With a public so divided, leaders will hold another meeting like this on Friday to hear what other community members have to say.
Officials in Newtown hope to make a decision on the future of Sandy Hook Elementary by this spring.