NEWTOWN, Conn. (January 1, 2012)--Classes start Thursday at a re-purposed school for students who survived the shooting rampage three weeks ago at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn.
Desks were moved to the new building in nearby Monroe, Conn., along with backpacks and other belongings left behind in the chaos after the Dec. 14 shooting.
Families have been coming in to see the new school, and an open house is scheduled for Wednesday.
David Connors, the father of 8-year-old triplets who escaped unharmed, says his children have suffered nightmares and jumped at noises.
Experts say it's important for children to get back to a routine and for teachers and parents to offer sensitive reassurances.