Investigators Learn New Information About Sandy Hook Shooting
NEWTOWN, Conn. (CBS Connecticut) – Several new details emerged regarding the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School during which gunman Adam Lanza took the lives of 26 people – including 20 children – before taking his own life.
According to the Hartford Courant, investigators of the tragedy are rethinking the path Lanza took through the school, along with other details of the day. Police also learned that two people – a nurse and a secretary – waited for hours in a closet before emerging, even after the building was secured and police made their way through it.
Sources additionally revealed to the paper that, contrary to the belief that Lanza entered the school through teacher Lauren Rousseau’s classroom, they now suspect he may have started his rampage elsewhere.
More was also learned about the contents of Lanza’s room, and more about the circumstances surrounding the murder of his mother, Nancy Lanza.
The Courant reported that the drawn shades in Nancy Lanza’s room led officers to believe that she was killed before dawn. Police also found black garbage bags sealed with duct tape over Adam Lanza’s bedroom windows, the paper also found.
The Federal Bureau of Investigations is assisting state officials with the case.
As new information is revealed, not everyone is eager for it all to come to light. Most of the families of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victims want a recent Connecticut law barring the release of certain crime records to be expanded to include other materials including 911 audio tapes, according to an attorney representing 22 of the 26 families who lost relatives in the shooting.
Morgan Rueckert said Wednesday the families worry about the sounds captured Dec. 14 in 911 phone calls being heard by the public, including their other children.
“It’s very hard in this case because the grief and the fear and the anguish is so overwhelming and they very much fear the perpetuation of that,” he said.
The leader of the board that governs Newtown, Conn., says it will not host any town-wide events to mark the anniversary of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
First Selectman Pat Llodra says the community is choosing to remember and honor the victims in ways that are “quiet, personal and respectful.”
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