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Some Children Return To School After Sandy Hook Tragedy
Hundreds gathered for a memorial service to remember Sandy Hook Elementary School principal Dawn Hochsprung. She died trying to stop the shooter after he broke into the school.
"You don't have to know her. You just have to know what she did and that touches humanity,” said family friend Debra Miller.
Hochsprung's funeral is just one of five that will be held today.
Tuesday saw two more children laid to rest.
Six-year-old James Mattioli loved sports and math. His family called him a numbers guy.
And, Jessica Rekos loved horses. She wanted a cowgirl hat for Christmas.
School reopened in Newtown for everyone except the kids who attend Sandy Hook Elementary.
"It's so surreal,” said Sandy Hook High School sophomore Tate Schwab.
There were some who stayed away.
Mike Stierel attends Sandy Hook High School. Stierel said, "My neighbor up the street, her kid didn't come back."
But, there were also smiles from children who appeared to be happy to be going back to school.
The tragedy here has reopened a debate on what kind of guns should be allowed in society. Many are now taking a new look at the issue.
Some in Washington, D.C. have already changed their minds about gun control laws such as a ban on magazines that hold dozens of bullets at a time.
West Virginia Senator Joe Mancin (D), said, "I go hunting. I've never put more than three shells in my clip. It holds five."
Even the National Rifle Association chimed in to say: "The N.RA. is prepared to offer meaningful contributions to make sure this never happens again."
White House Spokesman Jay Carney says the President will also actively support a bill to re-instate the assault weapons ban which expired in 2004.
Sources tell CBS News that the President is ready to rigorously support a re-instatement of the assault weapons ban.