Police release documents on Newtown massacre

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NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Police in Connecticut have released thousands of pages of heavily blacked out documents, photos and videos from the investigation into the school massacre in Newtown.

They provide the most detailed picture yet of the rampage.

The report says police officers found what appeared to be about 15 bodies, mostly children, piled in a bathroom at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

The report says teachers told investigators they heard janitor Rick Thorne confront Adam Lanza and try to get him to leave the school, shouting, "Put the gun down!" Thorne survived.

Lanza's mother, Nancy, told a friend two weeks before the massacre that her son was becoming increasingly despondent.

And Police were cautious about interviewing the surviving children and did it only if the children or their parents requested them.

After killing his mother, Lanza gunned down 20 first-graders and six educators last year before killing himself.


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199-c-12-(Bob Salsberg, AP correspondent)-"battles, war, destruction"-AP correspondent Bob Salsberg reports investigators reached into Adam Lanza's past to try to understand his behavior. (27 Dec 2013)

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200-c-11-(Bob Salsberg, AP correspondent)-"with other students"-AP correspondent Bob Salsberg reports a former teacher was quoted as telling investigators that the gunman exhibited anti-social behavior and was fascinated by violence. (27 Dec 2013)

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184-c-25-(Bob Salsberg, AP correspondent)-"problems on the home-front"-AP correspondent Bob Salsberg reports there was one account of a possible injury to Adam Lanza shortly before the school massacre. ((note length of cut)) (27 Dec 2013)

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183-c-20-(Bob Salsberg, AP correspondent)-"began firing again"-AP correspondent Bob Salsberg reports the documents include an account of a classroom shooting, as told by a child to his mother. (27 Dec 2013)

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182-c-17-(Bob Salsberg, AP correspondent)-"of the information"-AP correspondent Bob Salsberg reports the new documents being released may not provide an actual motive, but may offer some new details into the school shooting. (27 Dec 2013)

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185-c-24-(Bob Salsberg, AP correspondent)-"they eventually did"-AP correspondent Bob Salsberg reports there are heroic stories of how teachers protected their children. ((note length of cut)) (27 Dec 2013)

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179-c-19-(Jackie Quinn, AP correspondent)-"and stayed behind"-AP correspondent Jackie Quinn reports the documents fill in more details about how the shooting unfolded and how lives were spared. (27 Dec 2013)

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177-v-32-(Jackie Quinn, AP correspondent)--The Connecticut State Police have released thousands of pages of documents from their investigation into last year's school massacre in Sandy Hook, providing the most detailed picture yet of the rampage, and the 20-year-old gunman's fascination with weapons and violence. AP correspondent Jackie Quinn reports. (27 Dec 2013)

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178-c-15-(Jackie Quinn, AP correspondent)-"close the door"-AP correspondent Jackie Quinn reports the documents reveal how a school janitor tried to protect people and confronted the armed intruder. (27 Dec 2013)

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