Newton documents yield chilling portrait

Connecticut police released thousands of pages Friday, December 27, from their investigation into the Newtown massacre, providing the most detailed and disturbing picture yet of the rampage and Adam Lanza’s fascination with murder, while also depicting school employees’ brave and clear-headed attempts to protect the children. Included in the file were photographs of the home the 20-year-old Lanza shared with his mother. They show numerous rounds of ammunition, gun magazines, shot-up paper targets, gun cases, shooting earplugs and a gun safe with a rifle in it.

The documents’ release marks the end of the investigation into the Dec. 14, 2012, shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School that left 20 first-graders and six educators dead. Lanza went to the school after killing his mother, Nancy, inside their home. He committed suicide with a handgun as police arrived at the school. The documents also fill in more details about how the shooting unfolded and how staff members looked out for the youngsters. The documents indicate investigators were gentle in their questioning of children, interviewing youngsters only if they or their parents requested it. Some of the parents thought talking openly about the shooting and getting accurate information out would help their children heal.

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4 shot outside San Francisco schools, suspects at large

SAN FRANCISCO (TIP): Four teenage students were shot in the shared parking lot of two San Francisco high schools on Oct 19, and one...
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