Monroe to welcome Sandy Hook students
Published 1:33 pm, Monday, December 17, 2012
(WTNH) 1:00 P.M. UPDATE: Monroe is working to open up a former school and welcome in students from Sandy Hook.
Lt. Brian McCauley of the Monroe Police Department said Monday, "we are working to try to bring back some normalcy. We are working to make it a safe and secure environment for the students who are coming to Chalk Hill."
According to officials, lots of police will be present on the first day to console and instill a feeling of confidence in parents and students.
Chalk Hill Elementary School was built in the 1960's. Last year, the school went offline as attendance had dropped and the town felt it would save money.
When asked about the condition of the school Lt. McCauley said, "she's an old girl, but she's a strong girl."
There is not yet a confirmed date for when the school will be open for Sandy Hook students.
"We want students to come into Monroe and feel like they are safe and secure," said Lt. McCauley.