Boston Schools Attempt Normalcy on First Day Back After Attacks

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Those seats belonged to third-grader Martin Richard, who was killed in the attacks, and his sister Jane, a first-grader who was severely ­injured. Their mother, Denise, also injured in the blasts, works as a librarian at the school.

“It’s critically important to get back to the routine,” said headmaster Kevin Andrews. Still, he acknowledged, “it’s a trying time for all of us. It’s ­obvious. Emotions ranged.”

And so the school day began with the task of returning to teaching and learning while ­acknowledging the absences.

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