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Report on Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting

Worst grade-school shooting in U.S. history                                             To Download pdf Report

sandyhookThe Sandy Hook School Shooting Report was Released today from the state’s attorney for the judicial district of Danbury, Conn.

It states:  On the morning of December 14, 2012, the shooter, age 20, heavily armed, went to Sandy Hook Elementary School (SHES) in Newtown, where he shot his way into the locked school building with a Bushmaster Model XM15-E2S rifle. See Emergency Response Development Training

He then shot and killed the principal and school psychologist as they were in the north hallway of the school responding to the noise of the shooter coming into the school. The shooter also shot and injured two other staff members who were also in the hallway. The shooter then went into the main office, apparently did not see the staff who were hiding there, and returned to the hallway.  After leaving the main office, the shooter then went down the same hallway in which he had just killed two people and entered first grade classrooms 8 and 10, the order in which is unknown. While in those rooms he killed the two adults in each room, fifteen children in classroom 8 and five in classroom 10. All of the killings were done with the Bushmaster rifle.  He then took his own life with a single shot from a Glock 20, 10 mm pistol in classroom 10.

Findings:

  • The evidence clearly shows that the shooter planned his actions, including the taking of his own life, but there is no clear indication why he did so, or why he targeted Sandy Hook Elementary School.
  • It is known that the shooter had significant mental health issues that affected his ability to live a normal life and to interact with others, even those to whom he should have been close. As an adult he did not recognize or help himself deal with those issues.

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