(CNSNews.com) – When children from Sandy Hook Elementary school return to class in neighboring Monroe, Conn. today, they’ll be entering “the safest school in America,” according to the Associated Press.

“Law enforcement officers have been guarding the new school, and by the reckoning of police, it is ‘the safest school in America,’” the AP reported Thursday.

“I think right now it has to be the safest school in America,” Monroe police Lt. Keith White was quoted as saying.

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