Children return to school 3 weeks after California wildfire

The burned remains of the Paradise Elementary school is seen in a Friday, Nov. 9, 2018 file photo, in Paradise, Calif. Monday Dec. 3 Monday marks a return to school and some semblance of routine for thousands of children who lost their homes and schools in the wildfire. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

PARADISE, Calif. — With hugs, teachers and a touch of anxiety, thousands of children returned to school and some semblance of routine Monday, three weeks after Northern California’s deadly wildfire destroyed their homes and classrooms.