Posted at: 01/03/2013 10:04 PM
Updated at: 01/03/2013 10:16 PM
By: Joe Vigil, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Children returned to school at Sandy Hook for the first time Thursday since the mass shooting in Connecticut that claimed the lives of twenty children and six adults.
Buses rolled through Newtown on their way to a refurbished middle school about seven miles away from the old school.
The windows of the new school were decorated with snowflakes. Some of them were made by students around the country.
Officials said attendance was very good and kids are slowly getting back to business as usual.
One local psychologist said that's key to recovery. "The bottom line is, kids are going to go through their day and they're going to be paying attention to what the other kids are doing. And paying attention to the routine. And once they start getting into the instruction that's going to be something that's going to help them through this process," Psychologist Donald Flammer told KOB Eyewitness News 4.
Children also got to see some friendly faces at school. Some therapy dogs from Chicago were brought in as part of the healing process.