People embrace during a service at St. John's Episcopal Church, Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012. (AP/Julio Cortez)

Sandy Hook school closed indefinitely

Other schools in the area will reopen on Tuesday


Associated Press
December 17, 2012 11:50PM (UTC)

NEWTOWN, Conn. - 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.

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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.

Authorities say 20-year-old Adam Lanza shot to death 26 people at Sandy Hook on Friday, including 20 children, then killed himself.


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