The mother of a 9-year-old girl from Newtown, Conn., says her daughter was "very happy to be back at school today."
For children who attended Sandy Hook Elementary, this is the first day of the first full school year without the 20 children and six educators who were killed by a gunman last December.
Brenda Lebinski says her daughter's transition into the fourth grade was made easier because she was able to have the same teacher as last year. Lebinski says everything "went well" this morning -- with a lot of teachers and therapy dogs greeting children when they arrived.
The students from Newtown are being bused to the neighboring town of Monroe. A former middle school there was renovated for them after the shootings.
Town voters will be asked in October to approve plans to demolish the school where the massacre occurred, and build a new one on the same property.
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