Sandy Hook Students Resume Classes for First Time Since Shooting
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- 2013 Jan 03
Students from Sandy Hook Elementary School return to class today for the first time since a gunman's massacre killed 20 of their classmates and six adults, CBN News reports. The Newtown, Conn., school is still a crime scene, so officials re-opened a closed middle school in the neighboring town of Monroe, re-naming it Sandy Hook Elementary School. "We want to get back to teaching and learning," superintendent Janet Robinson said. "We will obviously take time out from the academics for any conversations that need to take place, and there will be a lot of support there. All in all, we want the kids to reconnect with their friends and classroom teachers, and I think that's going to be the healthiest thing." Former Sandy Hook principal Donna Page, who retired two years ago, is returning to help in the transition, and local police will patrolling the grounds to provide security.