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Thousands Mourn Sandy Hook Elementary School Victims
It's back to school today for the children of Newtown, Connecticut, with one exception, the students of
Sandy Hook Elementary.
Kenneth Canfield is a fourth grader at Sandy Hook. He was there that tragic day.
"He heard screaming and gunshots and the room that he was in being banged on by the gunman,” says Kenneth’s mom Sandy Canfield.
Kenneth and his classmates won't be returning to Sandy Hook. When they do go back, they will attend Chalk Hill School in nearby Monroe. But even with new surroundings, some of the kids are still worried.
"He said that he wouldn't feel safe going back unless there is a cop at every door,” says Erica Canfield.
For the people of Newtown, the grieving continues. There will be two more funerals today when James Mattioli and Jessica Rekos will be laid to rest.
The first two funerals were held Monday when six-year-old's Noah Pozner and Jack Pinto were remembered.
"You shouldn't be at a six-year-old's funeral. This is a devastating event. And as heartbreaking as it is, it just keeps getting more heartbreaking,” says mourner Audrey Petschek.
Noah Pozner was described as smart, caring and rambunctious.
Jack Pinto loved the New York Giants. He was buried in the jersey of his favorite player, Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz.
"There were little stories about Jack being up in heaven and throwing footballs, knocking halos off angels heads. Everyone got a chuckle at that,” says mourner Jerry Reinholz.
Honan Funeral Home in Newtown will hold 11 funerals between now and Christmas.