Students and staff of Sandy Hook Elementary School return to school Thursday.

Monroe, Connecticut- Map- Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

Monroe, CT: Students and staff of Sandy Hook Elementary School resumed classes of Thursday morning for the first time since a gunman opened fire inside their elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut Friday morning, December 14th, 2012 killing at least 26 people including 20 children.

Because Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut is still being treated as a crime scene, both students and staff of Sandy Hook Elementary School were bused to neighboring Monroe, Connecticut to attend classes at Chalk Hill Middle School which has been renamed Sandy Hook Elementary School.

According to Monroe Police Lieutenant Keith White, buses arrived on time and the Kids were excited and anxious to get back in school with friends and teachers.

Former Sandy Hook Principal Donna Page and Vice Principal Cathy Mazzariello met students and parents as they arrived to their new school.

After the tragic elementary school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, city officials scrambled to prepare facility and assist their neighbors in getting students back to as normal a routine as possible.

Parents of students of Sandy Hook Elementary School were concerned about sending their children back to school.

According to Monroe Police Lieutenant Keith White, a number of security measures have been implemented

“Police putting safety first, and working together to keep environment safe,” said Monroe Police Lieutenant Keith White adding, “Security is on a week to week basis.”

There were no reported incidents by the Monroe Police Department.

Many people across the nation and the globe are wishing and sending their messages of support to all the students and staff of Sandy Hook Elementary School as they finish off the rest of their school year.
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