NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — Authorities say the Connecticut elementary school where a gunman shot to death 26 people will be closed indefinitely while the crime is investigated.
State police Lt. Paul Vance said Monday at a news conference that it could be months before police turn the school in Newtown, Conn., back over to the district.
Police say other schools in Newtown will reopen Tuesday. The children who attended Sandy Hook Elementary School, where the shootings took place Friday, are expected to go to classes at a different school, but police say they won't be going to classes yet.
Authorities say 20-year-old Adam Lanza shot to death 26 people at Sandy Hook on Friday, including 20 children, then killed himself.
Lanza also shot and killed his mother in her home Friday morning. Friends of Lanza's mother, Nancy Lanza, say guns were simply a hobby for her.
John Bergquist says that Nancy Lanza loved the arts and culture and that shooting was one of her hobbies, and that she was not a survivalist.
Another friend, Ellen Adriani, says Lanza was a devoted mother.
She says Nancy Lanza always made herself available to Adam and his needs. She says he came first with his mother.
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