“I couldn’t ask my kid to come back, I couldn’t ask my teacher to go back to that school,” McLaughlin said.
According to Texas Senator Roland Gutierrez, demolishing schools after a mass shooting has become common enough that federal grant procedures are available.
“What kind of world do we live in and were laws made to destroy these schools?” he said.
Other schools have also taken the route of demolishing buildings after major tragedies.
It is unclear when Robb Elementary School will be demolished, replaced with another school, or a memorial or other buildings will be built.
Meanwhile, survivors of the attack attend classes at other schools in the district.
See what happened to the other schools after the horrific attack.
Sandy Hook Elementary School
Attack date: December 14, 2012
position: Newtown, Connecticut
What Happened to School: Entire schools were destroyed and rebuilt.
columbine high school
Attack date: April 20, 1999
position: Littleton, Colorado
Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School
Attack date: February 14, 2018
position: parkland, florida
santa fe high school
Attack date: May 18, 2018
position: Santa Fe, Texas
What Happened to School: The students are back after 11 days of bloodshed.
“I don’t know if I’ll be ready to go back to school,” she told CNN affiliate KTRK on the day schools reopened.
“But I don’t want that last day to be my last memory of fourth grade. I just want to know that I can see all my classmates again.”
CNN’s Jennifer Henderson contributed to this report.