Kids return to school, plan to trick-or-treat as Maine communities start to heal from mass shooting

Children returned to school Tuesday and planned to go trick-or-treating in the evening after spending days locked in their homes following the deadliest mass shooting in Maine’s history. At Lewiston High School, hundreds of students returned to a facility which days earlier was transformed into a law enforcement command post with three helicopters utilizing the athletic fields and 300 vehicles filling the parking lot.

Army reservist from Bowdoin, fatally shot 18 people at a bowling alley and a bar in Lewiston on Wednesday night, authorities said. A massive search for the 40-year-old swept through the area until he was found dead Friday. Police and other authorities had issued a shelter-in-place order for residents during the massive search for Card on land and water. As students returned to school on Tuesday, Karas said she felt her stomach drop a bit when she walked through the school doors.

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