NYC schools reopen as shootings hit New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Connecticut.
New York City schools were reopened Friday as school officials said all the students in grades 6-8 would be in classrooms by 10 a.m.
New Jersey schools were open as of 3 p.m., with some students staying in their rooms, officials said.
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the opening of all schools and colleges.
Andrew Cuomo said schools would reopen at 7 p.y.
He said school officials are working to determine what students should do in the meantime.
The governor said he was pleased to hear that the schools reopened, adding that he is confident that all New Yorkers will return to their classrooms and that schools will reopen on time.
The governor also announced that all elementary schools will be closed for the week as the New York Police Department investigates the shooting, but he said schools could reopen Wednesday.
School officials said a large crowd had gathered outside a school in the Bronx where they say three people were shot and killed during a school event.
The shooting came as the president and first lady were in New York for the annual White House Easter Egg Roll.
President Donald Trump spoke with parents at a New York school after learning of the shootings, which happened at a gymnasium and nearby elementary school.
He urged schools to reopen to students, teachers and staff who had been evacuated.
He promised the first responders would be able to get to school safely.
Trump said he would meet with the school system on Thursday to make sure everything is under control.
Schools reopened in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York state Friday as the governor said all students would be back in classes by 10:30 a.t.
The state is also working to reopen its schools after being shut down due to the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.
Authorities said Friday that the shooter had been killed.
The gunman, Omar Mateen, 22, a U.S. citizen who was born in New Mexico, had been armed with two assault rifles and a handgun.
Officials said that a total of nine people were killed and 15 were injured in the attack.
Earlier Friday, the governor announced that schools in Connecticut would reopen on Saturday.
More than 200 law enforcement officers and SWAT teams have been called in to assist the investigation.
Dan Malloy said it is critical to keep schools open because this is a national tragedy.
The U.N. mission has called on all nations to do their part to protect civilians.