The Robb Elementary School in Texas, where 19 students and two teachers were gunned down last month, is to be demolished.
Salvador Ramos, a school dropout, went on a murderous rampage at the school in Uvalde in southwestern Texas last month.
The small close-knit community is so devastated by the tragedy that the decision has been taken to close the school and destroy it.
Tha mayor, Don McLaughlin, confirmed the demolition at a City of Uvalde council news conference.
The news come just hours after it was revealed there were enough armed police to stop Ramos three minutes after he entered the school.
Steven McCraw, director of the Texas Department of Public Safety, called the response an "abject failure" with "terrible decisions" made by the on-site commander.
Nineteen children in grade four - aged 11 and 12 - and two teachers were killed in the 24 May attack. »