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"The kids all got off the bus, a lot of them were happy to see their friends they hadn't seen in a while, they're excited about the new school," says Monroe Police Dept. Lt. Keith White.
Police say parents were allowed to stay on campus for a while with their kids, and school officials held an assembly to answer any questions they might have. Law enforcement are maintaining a presence at the school, but officials say they are careful to maintain a balanced approach.
"We don't want them to think this is a police state, we want them to know that this is a school and a school first," says Lt. White. "It's a place for them to come learn, enjoy their friends, and grow up."
Meanwhile, Connecticut's Governor announcing the first steps in response to the shooting rampage, with the creation of the Sandy Hook Advisory Commission.
"The commission will look for ways to make sure that our gun laws are as tight as they need to be," says Governor Daniel Malloy. "That our mental health system can reach those who are in need of our help and that our law enforcement agencies have the tools that they need to protect public safety, particularly in our schools."
The Governor is expected to receive the initial report from the Commission by March 15, in time for the General Assembly to take action during the next session.
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Haslam's chief deputy Claude Ramsey to retire
June 19, 2013 16:41 GMT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Gov. Bill Haslam says chief deputy Claude Ramsey is retiring at the end of August to spend more time with his family in Chattanooga.
The Republican governor said in a news release on Wednesday that the 70-year-old Ramsey has been integral to his administration on key initiatives that include civil service reform, economic development efforts, workforce development training and improved operation of state government.
Ramsey was elected to the General Assembly in 1972 where he served four years in the House. He was Hamilton County's mayor for 16 years.
His last day on the job is August 31.
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DETROIT (AP) -- Porsche is the top performer in an annual survey of new vehicle quality.
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