New Sandy Hook Elementary School starts school year

Monday was the first day of school at the new Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown. The $50 million school is on the same property, but

The $50 million school is on the same property, but in a different location as the former school where 26 students and staff were shot and killed in 2012.

The $50 million school is on the same property, but in a different location as the former school where 26 students and staff were shot and killed in 2012. (8/29/16)

NEWTOWN - Today was the first day of school at the new Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown.

The $50 million school is on the same property, but in a different location as the former school where 26 students and staff were shot and killed in 2012.

Officials say about 35 of the 400 students who started school today were in the building during the shooting, but none witnessed the tragedy.

Those students are now fourth graders.  

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

1 12 on Health: Cold hands and feet
2 Scholar Athlete: Nick Vanbelle
The rainfall in Stratford has yet to cause 3 Rain, wind not causing trouble on roads in Fairfield
The fire started on Bond Street Monday morning. 4 Eight people displaced after fire in Bridgeport
5 Connecticut Sportscast, Jan. 23

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Focus on Connecticut Focus on Connecticut

Features local, state and federal officials discussing the issues around southwestern Connecticut.

Celebrates African-American culture in southwestern Connecticut. Our Lives

Celebrates African-American culture in southwestern Connecticut.

Each week News 12 Connecticut introduces you to Hometown Hero

News 12 highlights people who give to the community.

We spotlight a local team each week. Connecticut Team of the Week

Each week News 12 Connecticut highlights a team from a local school.

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE