Sutherland Springs Baptist Church to Be Demolished

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Published on November 9, 2017 - Duration: 01:21s

Sutherland Springs Baptist Church to Be Demolished

Like many tragedy sites before it, the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, Texas, will be demolished.


Sutherland Springs Baptist Church to Be Demolished

Less than a week after a  gunman opened fire  at a Baptist church in Texas,  officials decided  to demolish the building.

The impact of hundreds of bullets reportedly may have weakened the structure, and law enforcement say inside there was "blood everywhere." Beyond that, the church is a reminder of the tragedy — something many residents likely won't want to live with.

A Sutherland Springs resident told the Religion News Service: "You wouldn't think they'd want to relive that.

... They deserve something bigger and better.

You want to start fresh, anew." An anonymous donor reportedly agreed to fund the construction of a new church.

SEE MORE: Remembering The Victims Of The Sutherland Springs Church Shooting The First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs is just the latest place to confront the tough question about what to do after a mass killing.

After the Las Vegas shooting,  MGM Resorts said  it had no plans to rent out the gunman's room.

Sandy Hook Elementary School was demolished and rebuilt.

And buildings at both Virginia Tech University and Columbine High School underwent major renovations to erase any trace of the killings.

Other tragedy sites  became memorials .

Almost a year after the Pulse nightclub shooting, the owner of the club  announced plans  to build a permanent memorial and museum on the grounds.

She told CNN: "We will not let hate win.

... We will ensure that no one of this generation and the generations to come will ever forget what happened here."

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