Report: Boy, 6, killed at Sandy Hook school told others to run

Oct. 20, 2013 at 5:39 PM
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HARTFORD, Conn., Oct. 20 (UPI) -- A boy who was killed in the mass shooting at a Connecticut school may have saved some of his fellow students by encouraging them to run, police reports say.

The Hartford (Conn.) Courant reported Saturday that it has obtained new details about the shootings at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., from police sources. The newspaper said a state police report on the tragedy is expected to be released soon.

Adam Lanza, 20, who had attended Sandy Hook as a child, first shot his mother, Nancy, and then drove to the school where he gunned down 20 students and six members of the staff. He killed himself as police closed in.

In one classroom, Lanza's gun jammed, the Courant said. Students told investigators that Jesse Lewis, 6, called to other children to run, and six escaped.

Sources also described what they found when the Lanza home was searched. Nancy Lanza was apparently shot at close range as she lay in bed.

Investigators found that her son's room was neat with the bed made. The windows were covered with black plastic trash bags fastened down with duct tape.

They also discovered Lanza had removed the hard drives from his computers in the room next door and hid them with a barbell in an effort to render them unreadable.

Investigators said Lanza's car was parked at the school in a way that suggested he was planning to ambush police when they arrived.

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