NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) - Authorities say the Connecticut elementary school where a gunman shot to death 26 people will be closed indefinitely while the crime is investigated.
State police Lt. Paul Vance said Monday at a news conference that it could be months before police turn the school in Newtown, Conn., back over to the district. Police say other schools in Newtown will reopen Tuesday.
The children who attended Sandy Hook Elementary School, where the shootings took place Friday, are expected to go to classes at a different school, but police say they won't be going to classes yet.
Three days after a gunman killed 20 children and six adults on Friday.
The first funerals are planned today for two of the children who were killed -- six-year-olds Jack Pinto and Noah Pozner. Others are scheduled for later in the week.
At an interfaith service in Newtown on Sunday night, President Barack Obama vowed to enlist the help of police, mental health professionals, parents and teachers in an effort to prevent similar tragedies in the future. He asked, "What choice do we have?"
Parents in the Tri-State can learn how to talk with their children about the deadly shootings at a support session tonight. There is a question and answer session this evening at Beech Acres Parenting Center. If you are interested in attending,, you are asked to leave your children at home due to the nature of the information. The session is tonight from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Beech Acres Parenting Center Administration Building on Beechmont Avenue.
Federal agents, meanwhile, continue to investigate the recent activities of the shooter, Adam Lanza, who took his own life as police moved in on a classroom where he was killing children using a high-powered rifle. They've concluded that he had visited an area shooting range, but they don't know whether he actually practiced shooting there.
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