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Funerals begin for Newtown shooting victims

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NEWTOWN, CT -

The first two funerals for victims of last week's school shooting are under way in Connecticut.

Six-year-old Jack Pinto was a big New York Giants fan. Noah Pozner was the same age and liked to figure out how things worked mechanically.

Noah's twin sister, Arielle, who was assigned to a different classroom, survived the shooting.

Family, friends and townspeople streamed to two funeral homes Monday. In front of one where relatives were mourning Noah, well-wishers placed two teddy bears, a bouquet of white flowers and a single red rose at the base of a maple tree.

At Jack's service, hymns rang out from inside the funeral home.

Children at school where killer struck will be moved elsewhere

Meanwhile, there are no classes today at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn., and officials aren't sure if the school will ever reopen.

Three days after a gunman killed 20 children and six adults there, the school district is making plans to send surviving students to a former school building in a neighboring town.

At an interfaith service in Newtown last night, President Barack Obama vowed to enlist the help of police, mental health professionals, parents and teachers in an effort to prevent similar tragedies in the future. He asked, "What choice do we have?"

Federal agents, meanwhile, continue to investigate the recent activities of the shooter, Adam Lanza, who took his own life as police moved in on a classroom where he was killing children using a high-powered rifle. They've concluded that he had visited an area shooting range, but they don't know whether he actually practiced shooting there.

See a slide show of those killed in the shootings at Sandy Hook.

School nurse hid for 4 hours after shooting

The nurse at Sandy Hook Elementary School says she and the school secretary stayed hidden in a supply closet for almost four hours after the Connecticut school massacre had ended.

Sally Cox told ABC's "Good Morning America" on Monday that she knew "something terrible was happening" Friday morning when she heard loud popping sounds and the school secretary called out to her. She says she went under her computer desk, and the gunman entered her office. She says she could see his legs from the knees down, his boots facing her desk. He then left and closed the door.

She says the secretary raced into her office and they called 911 and hid in the closet. Cox says they were "petrified" and "didn't know how many there could have been."

The gunman was 20-year-old Adam Lanza, who killed himself at the school. Reports say that Lanza attended the school as a child, but otherwise had no current connection to the school.

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