Sandy Hook report released, shows gunman did not take suggested medication
NEWTOWN, Conn. – Almost a year after the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, prosecutors released the long-awaited report on the investigation into the shooting.
Evidence shows that the Dec. 14, 2012 massacre lasted about five minutes as 20-year-old Adam Lanza shot his way into the locked school building.
He then proceeded to kill 20 students and six teachers, firing more than 150 rounds during the rampage.
A timeline of the document shows that officers were on the scene less than four minutes after the first 911 call came into the station.
It also shows that Lanza killed himself within a minute of the initial police response.
The report shows that he acted alone and planned to take his own life.
However, it does not suggest any motive.
It went on to say that Lanza had “significant mental issues” and had been diagnosed with “identified emotional and/or Pervasive Development Disorder,” a “high level of anxiety,” “Asperger’s characteristics” and “Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.”
Investigators say Lanza refused to take prescribed medicines and did not take part in the therapy that was also suggested.
Evidence also suggests that he researched weapons and mass murders.
He also watched videos of suicides by gunshot and children being killed.
Police say there was significant damage to the hard drives on his computer, which limited the amount of information that was available to them.
The 48 page report that was released Monday is just a summary of the 10,000 page full report.
The report was supposed to be released in June but was pushed back to the fall.