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Heavily redacted documents released on Dec. 27, 2013 offer new details about the Newtown, Conn. school shooter, Adam Lanza, reports USA Today.

On Dec. 14, 2012, Lanza killed his mother, Nancy Lanza, and then proceeded to Sandy Hook Elementary and murdered 20 first-graders and six educators before turning a weapon on himself.

According to USA Today, one former teacher expressed concern over a creative writing assignment given her class, noting, “Adam would write ten pages, obsessing about battles, destruction and war. In my years of experience, I have known (redacted) grade boys to talk about things like this, but Adam’s level of violence was disturbing. I remember showing the writings to the Principal at the time. Adam’s creative writing was so graphic that it could not be shared.”

Also among the released documents were photos, video, and audio recordings regarding the horrific incident.

According to KABC 7, images of blood-stained school hallways and classroom floors were included in the release.

A narrated police video also shows footage of Lanza’s home, including a closet full of board games, gun magazines, paper targets that contained bullet holes, gun cases, a gun safe containing a rifle, and ammunition.

One photo shows a gun on the floor of Nancy Lanza's bedroom where Lanza killed her, reports KABC.

In the police video, Lanza’s bedroom is shown with trash bags covering the windows, the computer authorities say he smashed, and his collection of video games.

USA Today reports that a former class mate who was in the Tech Club with Lanza in 2007 and 2008 remembered he was “quiet, and dressed neatly with a button down shirt with a pocket protector.” He did not recollect any strange behavior displayed by Lanza, but said he was constantly fixing his hair and “carried a bag of cleaning supplies with him.”

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