Jan. 2 - The students who survived the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School will head to a new school in a neighboring town on Thursday. Sarah Irwin reports.
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The more than 400 children of Sandy Hook Elementary School who survived last month's shooting in Newtown, Connecticut - will head to a new school on Thursday.
On Wednesday, the kindergarten through fourth graders and their parents were invited to tour Chalk Hill Middle School - which was transformed into an elementary school.
The school - in the neighboring town of Monroe - has a new security system - and armed police will be on duty for the first day.
Newtown School Superintendent Janet Robinson.
(SOUNDBITE) (English) JANET ROBINSON, SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT, NEWTOWN:
"The children are coming in. They are so excited to see their teachers. And the students coming in completes a circle. That's what's missing right now, is getting our students back."
On December 14, a gunman opened fire on Sandy Hook - killing 20 children and six adults before killing himself.
The incident re-ignited the national debate over gun control.
The FBI said last month - there was a record number of background checks - required to buy guns in the U.S. - suggesting some Americans feared more about their safety - and worried lawmakers could try to ban certain firearms.
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