January 3rd, 2013
08:16 AM ET

One step towards normalcy: Sandy Hook kids are back in school

A first step towards normalcy and a first step towards healing. That's what parents of Sandy Hook Elementary School are hoping for today as they drop their kids off at school for the first time since an unimaginable tragedy.

Many things will be different for these kids. They won't be attending Sandy Hook Elementary, which police say remains part of an ongoing investigation into Adam Lanza, the gunman who also killed his mother before opening fire at the school and killing 20 children and six adults.

Instead the children are expected to travel to Chalk Hill Middle School in the nearby town of Monroe, where a green-and-white banner greeting the children hangs on a fence. There will also be other familiar items to welcome the kids: furniture and rugs like the ones in their old school. And then there are the security changes: more cameras and locks.

All of those are steps officials across the state of Connecticut have helped make happen in hopes of making school a welcoming place for these children again.

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  1. Portland tony

    Why doesn't the media leave these folks alone. There is nothing newsworthy about the aftermath of murder, loss and heartbreak.

    January 3, 2013 at 9:34 am | Report abuse |
  2. banasy©

    I wish these children a bright future...I hope they can heal from the tragedy that was the shooting.

    January 3, 2013 at 11:32 am | Report abuse |
  3. seaann

    It will take time to heal. Things have changed forever! This is a time to reflect and not take life for granted or each other!!!!!
    The best to the families and their children.

    January 4, 2013 at 8:37 am | Report abuse |