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Sandy Hook School Massacre Report Released

A new report is trying to shed new light on the Newtown, CT school shooting.
CNN -- (CNN) -- In the years leading up to the December 2012 massacre at Connecticut's Sandy Hook Elementary School, Adam Lanza went from a merely shy pre-teen to a mentally ill recluse obsessed with school shootings.

But during that long descent, Lanza never gave anyone any indication that he would one day turn a gun on his mother and then storm his onetime grade school with a semiautomatic rifle, killing 20 first-graders and six adults, investigators reported Monday.

And so Connecticut authorities closed the book on the second-deadliest shooting in U.S. history with the motive still a mystery. Lanza shot himself at the end of his 11-minute rampage, and police found no sign that he "voiced or gave any indication to others that he intended to commit such a crime himself," according to a 44-page summary of the investigation, released Monday.

"The evidence clearly shows that the shooter planned his actions, including the taking of his own life, but there is no clear indication why he did so, or why he targeted Sandy Hook Elementary School," the report states.

Though he had attended Sandy Hook from first through fifth grades, investigators found no sign the 20-year-old was targeting any student, teacher or other employee at the school.
"In fact, as best as can be determined, the shooter had no prior contact with anyone in the school that day," the report states.

Click here to read the report.

Lanza "had significant mental health issues that affected his ability to live a normal life and to interact with others," the report states. "What contribution this made to the shootings, if any, is unknown as those mental health professionals who saw him did not see anything that would have predicted his future behavior."
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