CRANDON, Wis. (AP) -- Students in Crandon returned to school today in the wake of a horrific weekend shooting that left seven young people dead.
With drizzle and temperatures in the 40s, children returned to the school building after two days off following Sunday's shooting.
Two seniors and a freshman at the high school are among the six young people shot and killed by Tyler Peterson, who authorities say took his own life following Sunday's shooting in Crandon.
The high school with its 300 students is small and close-knit, as is the community.
Counselors are on hand to help students deal with the tragedy that has left the town shaken.
Off-duty sheriff's deputy Tyler Peterson's ex-girlfriend was among six killed when he burst into a homecoming party at her home and opened fire with an AR-15 assault rifle. A seventh victim was wounded but survived.
Hours later, officers closed in on Peterson near a friend's home. Attorney General J-B Van Hollen says Peterson was shot four times, the last a fatal, self-inflicted wound to the head.