Students mark 3rd anniversary of Newtown shooting

Monday marked the third anniversary of the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown. This year was the first time that the anniversary

All Newtown schools opened with a moment of silence.

All Newtown schools opened with a moment of silence. (12/14/15)

NEWTOWN - Monday marked the third anniversary of the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown.

This year was the first time that the anniversary fell on a school day.

Newtown school officials say they did everything possible to make the somber occasion as normal a day as possible for students. Counselors were available for them throughout the day.

All Newtown schools opened with a moment of silence Monday morning. The principals of the middle and high schools read a brief message about the anniversary.

The superintendent says he opted to open the schools with most parents' blessing.

A new Sandy Hook Elementary School is set to open in less than a year.

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