New details about what they found in Adam’s house on the day of the massacre, and other new information about the shooting:
”Investigators who entered Adam Lanza's home after he shot and killed 20 first-graders and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 14 found his bed neatly made. An armoire held five matching tan-colored shirts with five pairs of khaki pants. Black garbage bags sealed with duct tape covered the bedroom windows.
An empty cereal bowl rested on the desktop near damaged computer parts in the adjacent second-floor room in the home he shared with his mother, Nancy. Lanza had removed the hard drives from his computers, then opened the metal containers to get at the discs which store data. He scratched a W through the discs, before trying to smash them with a barbell.”
”Police investigators concluded Nancy Lanza had been shot four times in the same spot. The 22-rifle Adam Lanza used was pressed directly against her and found at her bedside. The shades were still drawn in her bedroom, leading police to believe she was killed sometime before dawn.
Lanza drove to the school, where he killed 20 first graders and six adults. The lone survivor from teacher Lauren Rousseau’s class was shielded from the gunman because she was hidden in one of the corners of the classroom’s tiny bathroom.
Among the other revelations, sources said, is that a school secretary and nurse remained in a closet in Principal Dawn Hochsprung’s office for several hours even while state police officials – unaware that anyone was in the room - used the office as a command center. The room had not been cleared by SWAT teams. Hochsprung was one of the adults killed.”
”State police trying to determine Lanza’s path through the school initially believed that he entered Rousseau’s room first and then backtracked to teacher Victoria Soto’s first-grade classroom. But some of the surviving children from Soto’s class told investigators they didn’t hear gunshots until Lanza came in their room, casting doubt on the original theory.
The FBI is assisting the state police on tracking Lanza’s movements using sophisticated sound technology. Sources said the secretary in the main office did not hang up the phone after calling 911 and federal authorities are trying to use the sounds recorded through that open landline to help chart Lanza’s movements in hopes of better understanding his actions.
When the shooting started, school janitor Rick Thorne ran through the school warning teachers to close their doors and then used a master key to lock many of the doors for them. The state police SWAT team that was clearing the school after the shooting had to get the key from Thorne to open some of the rooms. The key was so worn from use that morning it snapped in one of the doors.
A source with knowledge of the probe said that when Lanza drove to the Sandy Hook Elementary School he parked his car in a way that could have set him up to ambush responding police officers. He parked with the passenger’s side facing a small brick wall near the front entrance. His shotgun was left leaning against the passenger’s side door.
The spot gave him potentially a perfect line of sight to shoot at unsuspecting police driving down the long driveway, around a curve and into his line of fire. It also provided him cover since the school and woods were behind him.”
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