Revealed: How Sandy Hook shooter Adam Lanza 'passed over' a classroom full of children – because he though it was empty
into the shooting has revealed that Lanza ignored a classroom full of
children because he thought the room was emptyConnecticut State Police sources reveal the horrifying and chilling sequence of events of December 14thLanza killed 26 people at Sandy Hook – including 20 children in 1st grade
Adam Lanza, 20, had clippings and information on every recent mass murder committed inside and outside the United States prior to the massacre he executed at the Connecticut elementary school
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Connecticut State Police lead a line of children from the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown on Friday, Dec. 14, 2012 after Adam Lanza opened fire killing 20 1st graders
The school had recently performed a practice lockdown drill and the black construction paper that had been put up on the door had been left there – leading Lanza to think the classroom was empty.
Roig and her class, sat in petrified silence while they heard Lanza continue past their door.
Lanza then walked into the classroom of substitute teacher Lauren Rousseau to find her and the terrified children huddled together at the back of the room trying to hide in a bathroom.
The deranged shooter killed Rousseau and all but one of her class.
The little girl escaped by playing dead and emerged from the school with her clothes covered in blood saying, 'Mommy, I'm okay, but all my friends are dead.'
She was the only survivor from a class of 16.
When asked by her parents what she saw, the unnamed girl said she saw someone who was 'angry' and 'very mad.'
According to the unnamed source familiar with the report, Lanza then walked back towards teacher Victoria Soto's class and upon entering encountered children cowering under their desks.
He fatally shot these students along with Soto and then dramatically his assault rifle jammed – allowing six children from the class to escape out of the classroom while he reloaded.
Tragedy: A woman waits to hear about her sister following the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut in December
Police investigating the home of Adam Lanza in Sandy Hook Connecticut have uncovered a dossier regarding every mass murder inside and outside of the United States that he had compiled
Unknown to Lanza, Soto had placed five children in a closet before he entered and opened fire and they were found unharmed after authorities arrived.
Authorities have also dispelled the theory that Lanza was shooting at police as they arrived.
Despite bullets being fired out of the school as police rushed up the drive to the school, investigators now believe that Lanza was firing at a teacher who was standing by a window.
Realizing that police were closing in, Lanza then turned one of the two pistols he was carrying on himself less than five minutes after he began his killing spree and just as police were entering the building.
State police have periodically updated the victims' families as the investigation has unfolded. Danbury State's Attorney Stephen Sedensky has said he hopes that the final report on the massacre will be published by the end of June.
Before he set off on his killing spree – Adam Lanza shot his mother Nancy in the face while she slept and then took the assault rifles she kept in a vault in their home
Outlining for the first time what happened that morning, police also have uncovered evidence that Lanza compiled a dossier of 'virtually every mass murder' in the United States and abroad prior to his killing spree according to a law enforcement source connected with the massacre inquiry.
While 20-year-old Lanza's obsession with Norwegian mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik has already been made public, investigators revealed they have found reams of articles about multiple shootings, leading them to speculate he intended to outdo them all.
part of their ongoing investigation, State Police sources have told the
Stamford Advocate that Lanza was especially interested in the October
2006 shooting that occurred in a one-room Amish schoolhouse in Lancaster
County, Pennsylvania in 2006.
Charles Carl Robert IV burst into the school and took hostages and shot
10 school girls, five fatally, before ending his own life.
'There was a lot of material on the Amish case,' the unnamed source revealed to The Stamford Advocate.
month it was reported that investigators discovered evidence that Lanza
had studied Breivik's massacre of 69 people on Utoya Island in July
2011 – the Norwegian killed 77 people in all, including eight in
bombings in Oslo, which led to him being sentenced in August to 21-years
the dossier of other mass shootings in the United States and elsewhere,
police came to the conclusion that he was planning to kill more.
However, authorities are still trying to piece together information from Lanza's hard drive, which he destroyed before the massacre, to ascertain what he researched, who he may have corresponded with and what websites he visited.
Adam Lanza studied the 2006 mass shooting
carried out by Charles Carl Robert IV (left) in which he killed five
Amish school girls as well as the 2011 massacre of 77 people in Norway
by Anders Behring Breivik (right)
Indeed, while compiling their investigation, police have discovered evidence that Lanza became extremely efficient in his mastery of his AR-15 Bushmaster assault – leading them believe he had been planning his assault for a long time.
The unnamed source said that Lanza used a technique called 'tactical loading', which means to put a fresh magazine into the weapon before emptying the previous one.
While many video game fans, such as Lanza was are familiar with this, to exhibit a proficiency in reality makes police think he had done it before.
'It's one thing to do it by pushing a button on a computer,' the source said to The Stamford Advocate.
A search and rescue team boat passes by covered bodies of victims from the summer school meeting organised by the ruling Labour Party on Utoeya, on July 23, 2011 after Breiviks shooting spree
'It's different in a shooting. You have to practice that to be as proficient as he was that morning.'
Lanza's killing spree lasted less than five minutes and during that time he fired 152 bullets into two classrooms in the Connecticut elementary school.
Lanza also had hundreds more rounds of ammunition on him and in the car that he drove to the school in.
While the unnamed source has said that Lanza obtained the guns from a vault his mother had in their home, police are unsure whether he simply knew the combination or if Nancy Lanza left it unlocked.