NEWTOWN -- Monday is the first time Newtown students will be in school on the same day of the 2012 tragedy that happened three years ago. Officials are planning a quiet remembrance as they try to keep the school day as normal as possible, honoring the victims, but not re-living the trauma.
This comes as a video is out featuring teacher survivors from Sandy Hook Elementary School. The teachers and librarians are in a home talking about what they experienced on that day. It was produced by Joe Quint, a photographer and gun-control advocate out of Brooklyn, NY.
Teachers describe the moments during the shooting and recount the day, one said she still wakes up every day and asks herself if it really happened. Another teacher describes a student asking her why there was a dog barking when gun shots in the school were audible. The teachers are emotional and explained how hard it was to lie to the children at the same time they were scared and did not know exactly what was going on. Everyone in the video agrees that they are not recovered and the recovery process is a difficult one.