Monroe, Conn. (AP) When the children who survived the Connecticut massacre return to school in a different building, they'll find things just as they left them, down to the water bottles and boxes of crayons on their desks.
They'll have their same chairs and desks, when possible. Their walls will be painted the same colors and be hung with the same pictures. Other details, such as the location of bookshelves and cubby holes, will be replicated as much as possible.
The new Sandy Hook Elementary School will be located in a vacant middle school in Monroe, about six miles from the old school. It's expected to open in January, and students will remain there at least through the academic year with Donna Page, a retired Sandy Hook principal, leading the new school.