Skip to comments.Police Continue Investigation Of School Shootings
Posted on 01/26/2013 8:44:56 PM PST by Uncle Chip
Police this week continued their investigation into the December 14 mass shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in seeking to document exactly what happened and learn the motive of the gunman who shot and killed 20 first-graders and six educators at the Dickinson Drive building.
State police spokesman Lieutenant J. Paul Vance said that state police had a private meeting with members of the families of the deceased on January 15 to update them on the progress of the probe and to answer questions. Lt Vance declined to provide details on that 90-minute meeting.
"We're doing our best to keep them informed," Lt Vance said. Additional informational meetings between the state police and the families would be held, as needed, he said.
At about 9:30 am on December 14, Adam Lanza, 20, of 36 Yogananda Street, shot his way into Sandy Hook School, after which he shot and killed the students and the adults. On the verge of being captured by police, who had responded to the scene on a report of a shooting incident under way, Lanza then shot and killed himself. Before the school incident, Adam Lanza had shot and killed his mother Nancy Lanza, 52, at their home.
Lt Vance said it is unclear how long it will take to complete the investigation into the December 14 incidents.
On January 18, state police issued a statement describing the weapons involved in the school shooting incident.
In that statement, Lt Vance said, "In previous press conferences, the Connecticut State Police clearly identified all of the weapons seized from the crime scene at Sandy Hook Elementary School. To eliminate any confusion or misinformation, we will again describe and identify the weapons seized at the school crime scene."
The weapons seized within the school were: a Bushmaster-brand .223 caliber model XM15-E2S semiautomatic rifle with high capacity 30 round magazines; a Glock-brand 10-mm handgun; and also a Sig-Sauer-brand model P226 9-mm handgun.
Seized from Lanza's Honda Civic in the school parking lot was an Izhmash-brand Canta-12 12-gauge shotgun.
State police have turned over the school crime scene to the town police department, Lt Vance said.
The town has erected a tall chain-link fence around the school to keep people out. The fencing is topped with strands of outward-facing barbed wire.
Newtown Police Chief Michael Kehoe said that a private security guard hired by the town is standing guard at the Sandy Hook School to keep the public out.
Town police are continuing to assist state police with investigative tasks, as needed, during the course of the probe, Chief Kehoe said.
As a security measure, police continue to have two uniformed police officers posted at the local public schools, as well as at St Rose School and the Fraser Woods Montessori School. The police officers posted at the schools may be officers from other towns in the area who are assisting Newtown police.
Threats of violence that were made against St Rose Church on December 16 and against Head O' Meadow School on December 18 continue to be investigated, Chief Kehoe said. He declined to provide details on those investigations.
"Rest assured that the community is safe Newtown is a safe community," Chief Kehoe said.
"I'm very proud of all our officers. They're stepping up to the plate every day, giving the town their best, and securing the community," he said.
The Sandy Hook Advisory Commission was scheduled to meet in Hartford late on the morning of Thursday, January 24, to review the shooting incident on behalf of Governor Dannel P. Malloy. The commission was slated to receive a status report on the criminal investigation after the deadline for the January 25 print edition of The Bee.
*disclaimer* I didn’t read it ALL
“and learn the motive of the gunman who shot and killed 20 first-graders and six educators at the Dickinson Drive building.”
How about the dude was sick AND had an evil mind??? Case CLOSED! Geez, people have gone and gotten dumb in this country. Dumb, dumb, dumb.
The Sandy Hook Advisory Commission considers “extradition from Hell” request for alleged killer. Lucifer will probably decline.
How about, “We are not going to waste any more tax dollars on this. We feel terribly sorry, but when police are needed, they are almost always minutes away. That is something that you should take away from this tragedy. We are going to close this case because there are no new lessons learned. This has happened multiple times in multiple places. The guy was nuts. It happens and is unfortunate. But if you really want to do something about this, we need to remove soft targets like “gun free zones.” Keep the crazy people and the not so crazy evil people wondering where they will be opposed.
The voices in the mad Mr. Lanza’s head spoke and he obeyed. They need more???
Was he on prescribed drugs? If so, what kind, and by whom? Why did he and/or his mother think he had even a snowballs chance in hell of enlisting in the DOD? Were any social media threats made prior to this massacre? Why did he target those innocent little children?
I could go on and on.
Yes, the shortest correct answer is he was both insane and evil.
Some questions may never be answered.
But it is certainly not a waste of time to conduct a full investigation, which will take many more months at minimum. If I was a family member or loved one of any of the victims, I would want as many questions answered as humanly possible. As a mere fellow citizen of them all, I want those questions answered. If the only answer is we don't know, I would want that too. After a thorough investigation.
Where did he get all those guns ?
I know they said he stole a gun from his mother’s house.
I understand she even knew how to use them and took some training.
BUT... did she have that many guns at her house? AND HUNDREDS of ROUNDS for each weapon ?
I see you've not gone target practicing very often?
She target practiced with them, and also trained him to use them.
Four different types of guns is not an unusual number.
Nor is hundreds of rounds for each at hand, considered odd behavior.
What is extremely odd to me, is that she supposedly encouraged and enabled her mentally abnormal son to train with and use them.
She was perhaps in denial? She hoped she could give him a sense of normalacy? Who knows...
Police Continue Investigation Of School Shootings
Motive? - Evil exists..........
You realize that the real Adam Lanza didn’t have a facebook account, and there are quite a few imposter accounts made by sick bastards, right?
The father and older brother were totally estranged from both her and Adam, by all accounts to date.
Someone knows what was going on in that house, and it will eventually come out.
I believe this is a snapshot of his FB account as much as I believe he didn’t have a FB account.
Does that imply the community has become heavily armed in the wake of the shooting? Else, they are as safe as they were the day of the shooting.
<>Adam was a ‘Anarchist Communist’.. Start there...<>
Here is the latest picture we have of Adam Lanza:
Do you think that the person in this picture is the same as the one on the Facebook page that you posted???
I made this brief list of links that shed light on the most asked questions regarding the Sandy Hook shooting. Please add whatever I missed:
1] Interview with one of two mothers who witnessed the kids running down to the firehouse, the Lanzas Honda doors opened [indication that it had already been searched], the broken plate glass window at the front door, the unusual quiet just before gunshots rang out from inside the school, and the kids subsequently evacuating the building:
2] Video at 0:24 of the broken plate glass window at the front door of the school:
3] Police dispatch with video [at 0:50] of the broken plate glass window at the front door of the school:
4] Police Dispatch of the Sandy Hook shooting:
5] STATE POLICE IDENTIFY WEAPONS USED IN SANDY HOOK
6] Details of shooting at Wikipedia with other resources and links:
7] State Police: All 26 Newtown victims shot with assault rifle