Hundreds of the children who escaped the harrowing attack on their elementary school in
School officials are preparing for droves of anxious parents to join the fleet of buses carting children to a disused middle school in the neighboring town of
With their children's safety foremost on parents' and officials' minds in the wake of the second-deadliest school shooting in
"I think right now we have to make this the safest school in
Parents wishing to remain with their kids, ages 5 to 10 in kindergarten through grade 4, will be allowed to accompany them to their classrooms and afterwards may stay in the school's "lecture room" for as long as they like, according to a memo to parents on the school's website. Counseling will be available for students and parents at the new school, about 7 miles south of the scene of the shooting.
"I'm not sure I'm ready yet to totally let them go,"