The final reports from the Connecticut State Police on Adam Lanza’s shooting massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School, where 20 first graders and six school educators were violently murdered in Newtown, Conn., were released on Dec. 27.
The full report is extensive and includes a battery of documents tied to the Connecticut State Police’s investigations surrounding Lanza’s shootings at his home and the elementary school, according to The New Haven Register.
The Conn. State Police broke their report up into several categories, including:
- the primary investigation of the Dec. 14, 2012 shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School,
- the processing of the shooting scene at the school,
- the investigation into Adam Lanza’s murdered mother,
- 911/Telephone/Radio Communications,
- Newtown Public School Automated Notifications,
- Mobile Video Recordings,
- Outdoor Scene Processing Video,
- Indoor Scene Processing Video, and
The report shares some heretofore unknown grizzly details of the scene inside Sandy Hook Elementary School, as well as some familiar ground, like: Adam Lanza killing his mother by shooting her in the head as she slept just prior to making his way to Sandy Hook, his diagnosis of Asperger’s Syndrome, his fascination with violent video games, and only a hint into a possible motive for the shootings.
In a forward to the report, shared by ABC News, Reuben F. Bradford, commissioner of the state Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, wrote:
"In the midst of the darkness of that day, we also saw remarkable heroism and glimpses of grace."
Not included in the final report are graphic images of those slain, “potentially offensive written descriptions,” and the names of those killed inside the school.
Although the report says that a final motive for Adam Lanza’s shootings may never be known, it did share that Lanza was jealous of his mother’s volunteer work at Sandy Hook, and may have felt that his mother loved the students there more than she loved him.
One of the more heartbreaking details shared in the report includes the description of first responders inside the school finding “more than a dozen bodies, mostly children, packed "like sardines" in a bathroom.
So many had tried to seek refuge inside the bathroom, that the bathroom door couldn’t be closed, providing Adam Lanza the opportunity to gun his victims down where they stood.
And the horrors inside the school were so terrible that when police sent in paramedics, they tried to select ones capable of handling what they were about to witness.
"This will be the worst day of your life," police Sgt. William Cario warned one.
A former teacher of a younger Adam Lanza supported the fact that he was fascinated with violence and went on to tell investigators that he was antisocial, didn't get along with other students, and often wrote "about battles, destruction and war" for his school assignments.
The unidentified teacher went on to say:
"In all my years of experience, I have known (redacted) grade boys to talk about things like this, but Adam's level of violence was disturbing," the teacher told investigators. The teacher added:
"Adam's creative writing was so graphic that it could not be shared."
The report also shared that although Adam Lanza was diagnosed with Asperger’s, his mother didn’t follow up with his medical exams, and that after an initial experiment with medication, Nancy Lanza stopped her son’s meds.
For more on the ‘Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting Reports,’ including Conn. State Police video excerpts, see the video accompanying this article.
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