Newtown Prepares for First Funerals

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Twenty seven wooden stand in a yard down the street from the Sandy Hook School December 16, 2012 in Newtown, Connecticut. Twenty-six people were shot dead, including twenty children, after a gunman identified as Adam Lanza opened fire at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Lanza also reportedly had committed suicide at the scene. A 28th person, believed to be Nancy Lanza, found dead in a house in town, was also believed to have been shot by Adam Lanza.

The first two child victims of one of the worst shootings in American history will be buried Monday. The people of Newtown, Conn., remain in the first throes of grief after President Obama visited with victims’ families Sunday. “We’re just now getting ready to talk to our son about who was killed,” said Robert Licata, a father whose son escaped. Officials in the town remained undecided about when school would resume and whether students would return to Sandy Hook Elementary School, where Friday's tragic shooting took place.