In 2008, four years before Adam Lanza went on a shooting spree at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, the local police were told that he planned to carry out a massacre. The local police at the time, and legal experts since, say it is unclear what officials could have done to stop the attack at the point they were alerted to Lanza violent musings. All firearms in the Lanza home had been legally purchased by Nancy Lanza, whom Lanza shot and killed in her bed the morning of 14 December before going to the school and fatally shooting twenty children and six staff members. In response to a FOIA request, the FBI release a batch of heavily redacted documents – 1,500 pages in all – which also show Lanza’s interest in pedophilia, and his obsession with mass shooting.
Four years before Adam Lanza killed twenty children and six staff members at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, the local police were told that he planned to carry out a massacre.
The revelations appear in a heavily redacted batch of documents the FBI released earlier this week.
The New York Times reports that roughly 1,500 pages of documents show that in 2008, a man told the Newtown police that he had heard Lanza say he planned to kill students at Sandy Hook, and that he would kill his mother first.