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Officials: Chalk Hill Will Be Safe For Sandy Hook Students [VIDEO]

Monroe Police Lt. Brian McCauley and Fire Marshal Bill Davin briefed reporters on Chalk Hill being prepared for Sandy Hook Elementary School students and staff.


Monroe Police Lt. Brian McCauley and Fire Marshal Bill Davin answered questions from the news media during a press conference inside the gazebo outside Town Hall, 7 Fan Hill Road, at 1 p.m. on Monday.

The briefing covered the preparations of the Chalk Hill building for use by Sandy Hook Elementary School and how police officers will keep children safe and secure on their first day back to school.

Sandy Hook School students will be attending Chalk Hill as an alternative education facility in the wake of the Dec. 14 shooting that left 26 dead, including 20 students.

The Newtown Board of Selectmen is meeting tonight to vote on a resolution that would officially put the move to Monroe in motion. Monroe town government has a similar meeting tonight.

Joshua Beaudry December 17, 2012 at 11:49 PM
What happened the other guy that the police found in the woods after the shooting?? There were reports about him being arrested as well...
STEVE BOLOMEY December 18, 2012 at 12:34 AM
Thank you Monroe andChalk Hill school to accept the children and staff. Being a former resident of Monroe, I thank you. We are all in this together. I live in Longview, Texas now but still have a strong bond with fellow friends in Connecticut. I feel your pain and I will always remember you in my prayers.
Diane December 18, 2012 at 01:56 AM
Lt. McCauley, Your compassion and warmth is palpable to this total stranger, a mom of three young children, who watched this press conference from hundreds of miles away. I will be praying for not only the victims' families, but also the public safety officials, who have the unenviable task of establishing a sense of safety and security in a community that is collectively grieving and in a state of shock. From Vienna, Virginia, I offer my earnest, sincere prayers and concern.
Lisa December 18, 2012 at 02:18 AM
As a parent I am grieving with this community. I never in a million years can imagine the feelings and heartache that those families are going through. I praise all of you for everything you are doing
Sam Mihailoff December 18, 2012 at 03:17 AM
Thank - you Monroe...talk about being a good neighbor This time the tears are happy and proud ones...GOD BLESS YOU ALL
shabnam rentzios December 18, 2012 at 05:11 AM
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laura condon December 18, 2012 at 11:10 AM
God is never the cause of this kind of tragedy. He is the Recovery. Pray.
Sandy Hook parrent December 18, 2012 at 11:12 AM
These are good men, from another good community. Please help us as we endure this terrible event.

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