Students in Newtown, Conn. return to class

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December 18, 2012, 5:52 am
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(NECN: Justin Michaels, Newtown, Conn.) - Newtown, Conn. is still, very much, a town in mourning with memorials to those lost only continue to grow.

But on Tuesday, a sense of normalcy will be gained for parents, students, teachers and staff of Newtown schools -- it's back to school for the first time since Friday’s tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary.

“There’s really nothing else you can do, you just have to move on.”

There has been concern among many about safety at schools in Newtown and across the country -- can anyone ever feel safe again here in Newtown or elsewhere?

Third-grader Matt Reseska shared his opinion with NECN.

"There’s nothing really to worry about because that man is gone and he’s not going to come back.”

Only one Newtown school won’t be back in session today -- Sandy Hook Elementary school. It is still under police control and will remain that way until their investigation ends.

In the interim, when Sandy Hook students do go back to school, they will do so about 15 minutes away at Chalk Hill Middle school in Monroe, Conn.

The U.S. Postal Service has established unique P.O. Box for the public to send condolences to those impacted by the Newtown tragedy. Anyone who wishes to send an expression of comfort can send it to:

Messages of Condolence for Newtown
PO Box 3700
Newtown, CT 06470

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