Category: Society / December 17, 2012 3:30 PM EST
School children in Connecticut returned to school on Monday (December 17), the first academic day since the 20-year-old gunman claimed 28 lives, including his mother's and his own.
While Newtown's schools remained closed on Monday, some schools in Connecticut reopened with tightened security with some lockdowns declared within hours of the school day starting.
The children who survived Friday's shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School will not have to return to the scene of the massacre and will attend classes in a neighboring Connecticut town when school reopens, officials said on Sunday.
It remains unclear when Sandy Hook's 436 surviving students will return to class, but when they do, it will be in an unused school about 7 miles (11 km) to the south in Monroe.
All schools in the town other than Sandy Hook Elementary School will reopen on Tuesday.