Newtown children return to school after Sandy Hook massacre

By Daniel S Levine,

As Newtown, Connecticut continues to recover from Friday’s tragic shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, children in the school district are returning to school.

According to CNN, children at every school except Sandy Hook headed back to classes today. The district said that teachers will discuss the events on Friday in a manner appropriate for each grade.

It was still a nerve-racking day for parents though, with one school going into lockdown after a threat was called in. ABC News reports that Head O'Meadow Elementary School did not let parents and children into the school. When they arrived, police turned them away.

Principal Barbara Gasparine sent an email to parents telling them that the school remained closed and did not give specifics on the threats.

“As was predicted by the police that there would be some threats, the police were prepared and have us in lockdown, which is our normal procedure. Due to the situation, students will not come to school today. Please make arrangements to keep them home,” Gasparine wrote in the email.

Police called the lockdown a “precautionary measure.”

The town continues to mourn the 20 children and six adults killed during the shooting. Burials for Jessica Rekos and James Mattioli, both 6, were set for today.

According to NBC News, funerals for Noah Pozner and Jack Pinto, who were also 6, were held on Monday.

Investigators are still learning more information about the suspect, 20-year-old Adam Lanza, who died of self-inflicted wounds. Officials say he killed his mother at their Newtown home before heading to the school.

Sandy Hook is still a crime scene and it is unknown when it will re-open.



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