The small American town of Newton, Connecticut, was hit by a slaughter that President Barack Obama described as “unscrupulous evil,” performed on Monday the first two of the 20 funerals for the infants who died last week killed at their classrooms.
Meanwhile, the schools across the country reopen their doors to children confused and frightened, full of questions about why the slaughter occurred and whether they are safe from the same thing happens to them.
President Obama spoke forcefully about the failures of the country when it comes to protecting their children and demanded changes in response to the shootings with multiple victims occurred in recent times.
But before all that comes, the families of the victims buried their dead. Pozner Noah (6) and Jack Pinto (6) shall be first. All children killed in Sandy Hook Elementary School had 6 or 7 years. The director of the institution, psychologist and four teachers were also killed in the shootout.
The victims were honored in a ceremony that lasted just over an hour in which Obama offered words of hope and promises of action to prevent further tragedies.
“We have a responsibility to each child (…) this is our first duty. If we do it right, then do not do anything right, “Obama said in the packed auditorium of Newtown High School, where many broke to mourn when he read the names of victims.
Schools across the United States will try to get back to normal, although there will be signs everywhere of what the situation is anomalous.
Some schools will put more security officers; others will begin the day with a moment of silence.
However, in Newtown schools do not open on Monday. The district has said that teachers need time to prepare for the return of students.
Adam Lanza, the 20-year-old who was the author of the massacre, killed his mother, Nancy Lanza, before reporting to the school and opened fire on students and teachers for unknown reasons.
Of the 26 victims of the massacre, 20 were children aged 6 and 7 years old.
The local community will also have to make a decision on the fate of the school building Sandy Hook, whose students go to class on time, in an empty school in a nearby town.
“I think we have to go back to that building at some point. This is how it overcomes. Need not be immediate, but I certainly do not want to leave,” said neighbor Tim Northrop.
Over time they got to know more about the impressive attack by Adam Lanza, a 20-year-old.
After killing his mother, Nancy Lanza, at home, went to school where he had studied as a child, according to former colleagues, armed with hundreds of bullets in packs of about 30 rounds each for Bushmaster AR 15 rifle and two pistols. Besides, he had left a handgun in the car parked outside.
Agents are studying forensic evidence and recording the scene, in a process that could take weeks.