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Newtown plans burials as
school´s future debated

Associated Press, by Matt Apuzzo & Pat Eaton-Robb

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Posted By:JoniTx, 12/17/2012 11:26:05 AM

NEWTOWN, Conn.- A grieving Connecticut town braced itself Monday to bury the first two of the 20 small victims of an elementary school gunman and debated when classes could resume - and where, given the carnage in the building and the children´s associations with it. The people of Newtown weren´t yet ready to address the question just three days after the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, and a day after President Barack Obama pledged to seek change in memory of the children and six adults ruthlessly slain by a gunman packing a high-powered rifle.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Redneck In NY, 12/17/2012 11:31:51 AM     (No. 9070840)

Can´t bear the thought of all those small coffins. Won´t (can´t) watch any footage of this....Heartbreaking.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: treyb, 12/17/2012 12:03:21 PM     (No. 9070915)

#1, I won´t be watching either. In a perfect world, the media wouldn´t be allowed to broadcast any of these very personal moments.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: TXknitter, 12/17/2012 12:49:21 PM     (No. 9070980)

I am with the rest of you. This is the most intensely personal thing for the families. It´s been turned into something very ... perhaps one of the fine Ldotter wordsmiths can supply the right word. I found the Daily Mail photos of the "private" meetings Obama had with the families very distasteful. The White House directly gave permission for release of these photos too.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: tubaguy, 12/17/2012 1:39:11 PM     (No. 9071084)

In a perfect world, the president would have stayed away.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: ZurichMike, 12/17/2012 1:49:33 PM     (No. 9071103)

I opened to the Yahoo! home page and there were the faces of two boys who will be buried today. I wept. I went for an interview and took the bus. On the way to my interview, I saw on the sidewalk a teacher leading a kindergarten class, with their winter coats and hats, and little reflective vests, walk two by two and holding hands, and another teacher taking up the rear. I wept again. I am home and read a Christmas classic, The Littlest Angel, about a boy taken to heaven before his time whose gift to the Christ child becomes the Star of Bethlemen. I wept again.

I am exhausted and profoundly sad. Pray for the souls of theses kids and their brave teachers and principal like you´ve never prayed before.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: toodles3956, 12/17/2012 3:22:34 PM     (No. 9071286)

I hope the town tears down that school and rebuilds in a different location. Those little kids will be terrifed if they have to go back to that building. I would be too.

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