Students return to Rio school where 12 were shot

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Students are returning to a Rio De Janeiro school less than two weeks after a man shot and killed 12 children.

Wellington Oliveira opened fire at the Tasso Da Silveira Public School on April 7 and then shot himself after being cornered by police.

On Monday, the school's director said the first days will be spent in therapeutic activities such as painting and poetry. The students will receive individual attention as they resettle into their routine. Teaching will resume when the students are ready.

Volunteers painted the school's bullet-riddled and bloodstained walls to prepare for the student's return. The two classrooms where the greatest number of children were killed were refurbished and turned into a library.

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