Abby Swansiger was a little nervous about heading back to school for the first time since the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, so she asked her mom to come with her.
Sarah Swansiger said that things went off without a hitch in her daughter'sÂ kindergartenÂ class, and everyone was making sure parents and kids felt comfortable at their new school.
"Honestly, it was like the first day of school," Swansiger said, noting there were a few things that were different. "There were counselors; there were therapy dogs. There was a little bit of anxiety, but everyone was ready to get back in the swing of things."
Abby said she was happy to be back and "a little nervous."
"The kids were just happy to be back," her mother said.
So is Abby ready for the days ahead in her new school?
"I think I'll be OK," she said.
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