November 25, 2013

Reports that Adam Lanza shared plans online unsubstantiated

Leads were investigated by federal law enforcers and found to have no validity and no relation to Newtown.

NEWTOWN, Conn. — A report says early indications that Adam Lanza, the Newtown school shooter, might have revealed his plans online were found to have no connection to the shooting.

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This image contained in the “Appendix to Report on the Shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, Newtown, Connecticut On December 14, 2012” and released Monday, Nov. 25, 2013, by the Danbury, Conn., State’s Attorney shows ammunition found at 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

AP Photo/Office of the Connecticut State’s Attorney Judicial District of Danbury

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In documents that were part of a report released Monday, authorities say a Texas woman contacted Hartford police the day of the Dec. 14 attack to say her son had interacted with someone while playing a video game 20 hours earlier who said there would be a school shooting.

It isn't clear whether she contacted authorities before or after the massacre.

Two days before the shooting, an anonymous user posted comments online saying that they planned to commit suicide Dec. 14 and that it would make the news. The poster said they lived in Connecticut.

The report says both leads were investigated by federal law enforcers. They were found to have no validity and no relation to Newtown.

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