Newtown plans burials as school's future debated

Published On: Dec 17 2012 07:45:19 AM CST   Updated On: Dec 17 2012 08:24:45 AM CST

Dec. 17, 2012: President Barack Obama offered heart-felt condolences during a vigil for the victims of the deadly Connecticut school shooting.

NEWTOWN, Conn. -

 There are no classes Monday at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn., and officials aren't sure if the school will ever reopen.

Three days after a gunman killed 20 children and six adults there, the school district is making plans to send surviving students to a former school building in a neighboring town.

The first funerals are planned Monday for two of the children who were killed -- six-year-olds Jack Pinto and Noah Pozner. Others are scheduled for later in the week.

Pinto may be laid to rest in his New York Giants uniform. He was a fan of wide receiver Victor Cruz, who wore a tribute to the little boy on his shoe Sunday during their game against Atlanta.

The President went to Newtown Sunday night to share the small town's suffering. He shed tears with grieving families and promised to try to prevent future school shootings, so the victim's deaths would not be in vain.

Federal agents are continuing 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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