Newtown prepares to lay to rest Jack Pinto, Noah Pozner
NEWTOWN, Conn. (WHDH) -- People were comforted by the president's promise to do something to stop future school shootings, but in Newtown that comfort doesn't replace the immense sadness as this community prepares to lay some of its youngest victims to rest Monday.
Overwhelming sorrow reverberated from the Newtown High School, packed full with people trying to make sense of the unimaginable.
"You keep asking why, and there's no answer."
Monday afternoon families of some of the youngest victims will say goodbye.
Six-year-olds Jack Pinto and little Noah Pozner will be laid to rest.
"It's been an outpouring of love from all over the nation,” said Andre Paley, president of the Adath Israel Synagogue.
Sunday night, President Obama joined the grieving and promised their deaths would not be in vain.
“We can't tolerate this anymore. These tragedies must end. And to end them, we must change,” said Obama.
"He gave us a lot of hope in knowing that there is something going to be done,” said Cindy Carter, who attended the prayer vigil.
Police were still trying to determine a motive.
They said the shooter killed his mother then broke into Sandy Hook Elementary on Friday morning killing 20 children and 6 women using an assault style rifle.
"It’s going to take many, many man hours to attempt to draw this picture together to put this puzzle together,” said Lt. Paul Vance of the Connecticut State Police.
Without answers, the community of Sandy Hook waits.
"It’s just unimaginable and it's just horrible."
Hearts are heavy as many question how to celebrate the Christmas holiday just one week away.
Schools in Newtown remained closed Monday. On Tuesday, students not attending Sandy Hook will go back to class. Sandy Hook student who lived through the shooting will return to school Wednesday but will not return to Sandy Hook Elementary anytime in the near future. Classes will resume for Sandy Hook Elementary students at a location in Monroe, Connecticut.