This December 2012 photo released by the Connecticut State Police on Friday, Dec. 27, 2013, shows a shattered window at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. Adam Lanza gunned down 20 first-graders and six educators with a semi-automatic rifle at the school on Dec. 14, 2012, after killing his mother inside their home. Lanza committed suicide with a handgun as police arrived at the school.
The father of the gunman in the Sandy Hook Elementary School mass shooting has agreed to help a state commission obtain his son's school and medical records. The Sandy Hook Advisory Commission's chairman announced this on Friday.
Family members of Sandy Hook Elementary School victims thanked the world today for an outpouring of kindness since the shooting in the Connecticut school nearly a year ago. The families say they want the victims to be remembered.
The families have launched a website with remembrances of their loved ones.
The full text of the prepared statement, which was read by JoAnn Bacon and Krista Rekos, is below:
In this December 14th, 2012 file photo, officials stand outside of Sandy Hook Elementary School, where gunman Adam Lanza open fire inside the school killing 20 first-graders and six educators at the school, and killed himself as police arrived. The Associated Press says it sought the 911 recordings from that day in part to examine the police response to the shooting.
Danbury state's Attorney Stephen Sedensky III led the investigation into the Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting. He says he will not appeal a judge's order to release 911 recordings from the December 14th shooting.
Sedensky had argued that releasing the tapes in this case could harm survivors who deserve special protection and that it would make people reluctant to call 911 for fear of having their cries for help later broadcast by news outlets.
This image contained in the "Appendix to Report on the Shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School and 36 Yogananda St., Newtown, Connecticut On December 14, 2012" and released Monday, Nov. 25, 2013, by the Danbury, Conn., State’s Attorney shows a scene outside the entrance to Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. Adam Lanza opened fire inside the school killing 20 first-graders and six educators before killing himself as police arrived.
Credit AP Photo/Office of the Connecticut State's Attorney Judicial District of Danbury
After a long wait, the investigative report into the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School last December was released yesterday. It provides some new details about the shooter and the tragic events of the day. Butthe most important questions remain unanswered.
The Connecticut State's Attorney's office is set to release its investigative report Monday afternoon on the Newtown school shooting. WSHU's Craig LeMoult spoke with Jeremy Hobson of NPR's Here & Now about what is expected in the report.