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Sandy Hook gunman forced his way into the school, police say


By Brady Dennis, Steve Vogel and Steve Hendrix, NEWTOWN, Conn: The man responsible for massacring 26 people, mostly children, at a small-town Connecticut elementary school forced his way into the building, authorities said Saturday.

Connecticut state police Lt. J. Paul Vance told reporters that no one allowed the suspect, identified at 20-year-old Adam Lanza, into Sandy Hook Elementary School on Friday morning.

“We have established a point of entry,” Vance said, declining to elaborate. “He was not let in voluntarily … [He] forced his way into the school.”

Vance said officials had successfully identified the victims of the shootings and notified their families. A local medical examiner was due to release the names of the victims later Saturday.

News of Lanza’s forced entry added another disturbing twist to the timeline of Friday’s school shooting, the second worst in U.S. history. Authorities say 20-year-old Adam Lanza fatally shot his mother on Friday, drove her car to Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, then killed 20 children, six adults and himself.

Sandy Hook’s principal, Dawn Hochsprung, had recently installed a new security system in which the school doors were kept locked all day starting at 9:30 a.m. Some parents and other officials initially speculated that the the shooter likely was able to walk in unquestioned because school employees knew he was a teacher’s son. Authorities said that was not the case.

It also remained unclear early Saturday whether Nancy Lanza, the shooter’s mother, was indeed a teacher at the school. Numerous reports on Friday, including those in the Washington Post, initially identified her as a kindergarten teacher there, but Newtown Schools superintendent Janet Robinson said there is no record that Nancy Lanza ever worked at the school, according to ABC News.

A day after Friday’s horrific shooting, this small New England town was wracked with grief.

Msgr. Robert Weiss, pastor of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Newtown, led a packed vigil at the church Friday evening and had accompanied police to notify some families that their children would not be coming home.

“Many of the questions are just wondering what were the last moments of these people’s lives like? They were wondering did the child even know what was happening, were they afraid, did they see something coming?” Weiss said in an interview early Saturday with NBC News. “And of course no one can answer that question because there were no survivors, so these parents are left with those unanswered questions in addition to just why this had to happen, why to their child?’’

Weiss also recalled the scene Friday at a local firehouse, where some parents exulted in being reunited with their children, while others slowly realized no such reunion would come.

“When they were taking the attendance and certain names were not called, most people were asked to go into a separate room,” Weiss told NBC. “Everyone’s heart just dropped. They knew something horrible had happened.’’

He added, “The emotions of yesterday were just absolutely overwhelming, and I don’t know if the reality has really settled in yet.’’
Source: washingtonpost

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