The sandy hook shooting, which killed 26 people including educators and children aged 5-6 from an armed man’s assault on the school, left the United States and its citizens shocked from the attack. Today, the school resumes classes in a nearby refurbished school in the town of Monroe, with officials planning the first day of school to be an “ordinary school day” for most of the students.
School officials and parents of the children will be driving with school buses going to the middle school in Monroe. The Chalk Hill Middle School had been closed since a year and a half and was refurbished and reconstructed within three weeks since December 14. It was renamed to Sandy Hook Elementary School.
The refurbished building now has a new and much effective security system. Monroe Police Department officers will be patrolling the grounds and all hallways and areas of the school are monitored via surveillance cameras and microphones. Officials plan to make the school the “safest school that America has”, as said by Lieutenant Keith White at a press conference Wednesday.
Still parents who are worried are allowed by the school to accompany their children. Children in kindergarten to grade 4 can be accompanied and parents can stay in the school for as long as they like.
Adam Lanza, the gunman of the Sandy Hook shooting, still leaves officials puzzled about his intentions in attacking a school. He was initially diagnosed having Asperger’s syndrome, a mild form of autism. He had earlier killed his mother, Nancy Lanza, before attacking the school. He committed suicide as the police entered the school
Source: Yahoo News