Last Funerals Held for Sandy Hook Victims
Donations pour in as officials prep school for survivors
By Neal Colgrass, Newser Staff
Posted Dec 22, 2012 4:44 PM CST
Mourners line the street as a hearse carrying Emilie Parker drives by following funeral services for the 6-year old Connecticut elementary shooting victim, Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012, in Ogden, Utah.   (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

(Newser) – The last three funerals for victims of the Sandy Hook massacre were held today as millions of dollars in donations poured into Newtown, Conn., NBC News reports. Josephine Gay, 7, and Ana Marquez-Greene, 6, were laid to rest in Connecticut, and Emilie Parker, 6, in Ogden, Utah. Emilie's father, Robbie Parker, said at a press conference that he held no ill will toward shooter Adam Lanza but found it hard to explain the killing to his other kids, ages 3 and 4. Emilie's effect on the world was his only comfort, he said: "I'm so blessed to be her dad."

Meanwhile officials were refurbishing unused Chalk Hill Middle School in nearby Monroe, Conn., to be ready Jan. 3 for children who survived the massacre. Newtown's school superintendent offered time off for Sandy Hook's teachers and staff, but said that "I think many don't want their children—they own those children—they don't want them to be with a substitute." Also today, Newtown's children were invited to a town hall to choose a toy from the tens of thousands pouring in, reports the AP. Donations at the United Way of Western Connecticut reached $2.6 million this morning.

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Dec 24, 2012 7:21 PM CST
There are more and more evidences pouring in, that the israHelli mossad is behind the attack on our children, it is obvious they chosen a school with almost entirely only White children. The jews' hatred for White , European people showed again its ugly face. Wake up America! Your enemies are within your boundaries: the zion-bolsheviks! (Columbine High attack, along with Sandy Hook, both are mossad agents' job!)
Dec 23, 2012 12:10 PM CST
So sad. My thoughts and prayers go out to all the affected by this sad time...
Dec 22, 2012 11:16 PM CST
So some people say there is no afterlife... That means the man who murdered all those children has the same fate as Mother Teresa.