A Chalk Hill school sign in Monroe, 2 Jan 2013
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Newtown shooting: Sandy Hook students back to school

Children from the primary school where a gunman killed 26 people last month are to start the new term at what police say is the US's "safest school".

Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown has been closed since Adam Lanza killed 20 pupils and six staff on 14 December.

Chalk Hill, a disused middle school in nearby Monroe, has been renovated by an 80-strong team and renamed Sandy Hook.

Janet Robinson, Newtown Superintendent of Schools, says Chalk Hill has been turned into "a very cheerful elementary school".

  • 03 Jan 2013
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