Sandy Hook Students Return To Class For First Time Since Shooting

MONROE, Conn. (January 3, 2013)--Classes resumed Thursday in Connecticut for Sandy Hook Elementary School students for the first time since the shooting rampage last month that killed 20 children and six educators.

The more than 400 students were attending classes Thursday at a refurbished school in a neighboring town that was given the same name as their old school.

The school district says parents who want to be close to their children are welcome to visit and stay in classrooms or an auditorium throughout the day.

Parents were encouraged to have their children take the bus to help them return to familiar routines.

The gunman, Adam Lanza, killed his mother before going on the rampage at the school on Dec. 14 and then committing suicide.

Police have not offered a possible motive.

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