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D.A. Seeks Newtown Gunman’s School Records

People arrive on a school bus at Newtown High School for a memorial vigil attended by President Barack Obama for the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012, in Newtown, Conn. A gunman walked into Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown Friday and opened fire, killing 26 people, including 20 children. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut’s attorney general wants a judge to order Newtown school officials to release the records of the gunman who killed 26 people at an elementary school, including 20 first-grade students.

Attorney General George Jepsen wants Adam Lanza’s school records to be released to the state child advocate office so its Child Fatality Review Panel can examine the Dec. 14 attack. The panel reviews unexpected and unexplained child fatalities.

The 20-year-old Lanza killed his mother at their home, then killed 20 first-graders and six educators at Sandy Hook Elementary School before killing himself as police officers arrived.

The Child Advocate’s office first sought Lanza’s school records in March, but Newtown school officials have not released the information.

District officials did not immediately return a phone message left Saturday.


  • dontcrankmeoff

    WTH? Release the records to them you idiots. Yes it is a privacy violation. However in this case his privacy is not important in comparison to these people studying it to hopefully prevent it from happening again. The DA really shouldn’t have to get a court order to obtain that info in cases like this.

    • alpinequeen

      Gosh, you see idiots everywhere. You really need to relocate.