Police release full Newtown massacre report, with photos and video
A massive new report from the Connecticut State Police released online Friday reveals new details about the Dec. 14, 2012 mass shooting that took 26 lives at Sandy Hook elementary school in Newtown, Conn.
The 11,000-plus page report includes investigative files, 911 call transcripts, crime scene reports and thousands of photos, among them images of the aftermath of the shooting that show weapons, bloodstains, and bullet-riddled hallways, and the clothes shooter Adam Lanza wore. The report also includes dashcam video from police officers speeding to the scene, nearly three hours of audio files and more than four hours of heavily redacted video shot by investigators inside the school and the Lanza home. State law prevents the release of crime scene photos that show the bodies of the victims.
The report quotes an unnamed witness who says that Lanza may have targeted the nearby school because his mother Nancy had once worked there.
A citation found in the Lanza home thanks Nancy Lanza for her volunteer service at the school, which Adam attended, in 1999. “Dear Mrs. Lanza, Thank you for being such a special volunteer. The children achieved a most successful year with the dedication from your active involvement.”
It also quotes a witness whose name is redacted that Adam had a grudge against the school. “Lanza hated his mother and Sandy Hook,” said the unnamed witness, “because his mother worked there. Lanza apparently felt that his mother loved the students more than him.”