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More Snow on the Way, Sandy Hook Students Return to School, Craigslist Robbery

With the clearing that took place overnight, temperatures have dropped even colder than yesterday morning. The wind is starting to pick up and temperatures will climb only to the mid to upper 20s this afternoon. A clipper system will move through later this morning and produce a few snow showers this afternoon with most of the snow showers coming off of the lake this afternoon into tonight east of Cleveland.

TODAY: Frigid morning, blustery with increasing clouds. Snow showers late this afternoon into tonight. High: 25 Wind: SW at 10-20 mph

TONIGHT: Cloudy with snow showers mainly east of Cleveland. Low: 19 Wind: W at 10-20 mph

FRIDAY: Partly cloudy and windy. High: 30

All preparations for a "normal" school day have been made, yet it will likely be anything but for the students and staff of Sandy Hook Elementary School. They are scheduled to resume classes for the first time since a gunman opened fire, killing 20 children and six adults. The original school in Newtown is still being treated as a crime scene, so students will be bussed to neighboring Monroe to attend class at Chalk Hill Middle School, which has been renamed Sandy Hook Elementary. Chalk Hill Middle School has been closed for 1 1/2 years. After the massacre in Newtown, town officials scrambled to prepare the facility and assist its neighbor in getting students back to as normal a routine as possible. "It won't be a heavy curriculum," said Newtown School Superintendent Janet Robinson. "But they need to do the things that are important for kids and to have a normal routine."

19 Action News has learned of yet another case of someone making a deal through Craigslist and getting robbed. Juan Natal met someone on a street to sell a laptop and found himself looking down the barrel of a gun.  This is just the latest case a deal with a stranger starting online turning violent.  "Then I hear footsteps running up behind me. All of a sudden I have a gun pointing at me," said Juan Natal. After posting an ad on Craigslist, Juan says he'd met a woman on East 80th in Cleveland to sell a small laptop. He'd heard all about people killed responding to Craigslist ads and other Internet ad scams so he says he brought a friend along. That didn't matter because the so-called buyers still tried to rob him. "I've heard of stuff like this. I just never thought it would happen to me," said Natal.

 

Julia Tullos, WOIO Assignment Manager

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