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Newtown schools receive US grant for recovery aid

Associated Press

Publication: theday.com

Published January 06. 2014 12:00PM   Updated January 06. 2014 12:28PM

Newtown (AP) — The Newtown school district is receiving an additional $1.9 million from the federal government to aid its recovery from the 2012 massacre.

The district previously received a $1.3 million grant through the program to help schools deal with traumatic events.

The money will go toward support services for students dealing with the aftermath of the shooting as well as additional security and other services.

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said Monday that the money will help the community move forward after an unimaginable tragedy.

A gunman killed 20 children and six educators at Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 14, 2012.

The first grant from the Education Department was announced last May.

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