A demolition company has offered to tear down the building once the police investigation into the shooting is complete but some residents have suggested fire might be more therapeutic, the New York Daily News reported Thursday.
"We think it would be part of the cleansing process," said midwife Rita Rhoads.
Community members have said that no matter what the ultimate decision is regarding the building, it will not be reopened as a schoolhouse.
A lone gunman stormed the one-room schoolhouse on Monday, ordered the boys and some adults out. He then bound the remaining girls. He shot 10 of them before killing himself. Five of the girls died.
"We can't have the children going back into the same school. That would hurt," said A. King, one of the Amish mourners attending viewings for the girls. "It probably would be bad enough for them to even go to another school for a while."
Classes are expected to resume Monday in private homes.
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