Children at school where killer struck will be moved elsewhere
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NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) _ 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.
At an interfaith service in Newtown last night, President Barack Obama vowed to enlist the help of police, mental health professionals, parents and teachers in an effort to prevent similar tragedies in the future. He asked, “What choice do we have?''
Federal agents, meanwhile, continue 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.
Newly public divorce paperwork shows that the mother of Connecticut school shooter Adam Lanza had the authority to make all decisions regarding his upbringing.
The court papers were made public Monday. The divorce was finalized in September 2009, when Adam Lanza was 17.
His parents married in June 1981 in Kingston, N.H. The file says their marriage broke down “irretrievably” and that there was no possibility of getting back together.
The divorce agreement gave Nancy Lanza $265,000 in alimony last year. It makes no mention of any mental health issues regarding Adam Lanza.
A spokesman for Western Connecticut State University says Adam Lanza took college classes when he was only 16.
Paul Steinmetz, spokesman for the Danbury school, confirmed Monday that Adam Lanza earned a 3.26 grade point average while a student there. He dropped out of a German language class and withdrew from a computer science class, but earned an A in a computer class, A-minus in American history and B in macroeconomics.
Steinmetz says Lanza was among a small group of 16-year-olds among the school's 5,000 undergraduates.
The Hartford Courant and The Wall Street Journal first reported Lanza's academic record at Western Connecticut State.
Combined from several wire reports.