Adam Lanza Fired 155 Bullets
Gunman killed 26 victims, took own life in just 5 minutes
By Kate Seamons, Newser Staff
Posted Mar 28, 2013 8:50 AM CDT
This undated file photo circulated by law enforcement and provided by NBC News, shows Adam Lanza.   (AP Photo/NBC News, File)

(Newser) – Today sees the release of a number of new details on the Newtown school shooting, by way of the chief prosecutor and newly released search warrants. The latest, per NBC News and the AP:

  • The massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School lasted less than five minutes.
  • In that time, Adam Lanza fired 154 bullets from a Bushmaster .223-model rifle.
  • His 155th bullet, fired from a Glock 10mm handgun, was the one used to take his own life.

  • He was found wearing a bulletproof vest and military-style clothing.
  • Lanza also had another loaded handgun with him inside the school; a loaded 12-gauge shotgun was also found in the car he drove to the school.
  • Officials removed three Samurai swords, Lanza's NRA certificate, and boxes of Lanza's writings (including handwritten notes on ammunition and gun shop addresses) and papers (including an article on the Northern Illinois University shooting) from his home. They also recovered three photos that depict what looks like a dead person beneath plastic.
  • There was gun safe in his bedroom; officials also found a holiday card containing a check from his mother that was to be used to buy a firearm.
  • An FBI report attached to the search warrants noted that Lanza considered Sandy Hook Elementary School his "life."

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Dec 14, 2014 8:39 PM CST
A major motive emerges A major motive appears to have been exposed by James Tracy, “’Protecting our Children’ in the Wake of Sandy Hook: Psychiatric Surveillance of US Public School Children”, Global Research (4 November 2014). As Tracy explains, the Administration has used Sandy Hook to justify a massive new program of behavioral and mental health in public schools, which is going to mandate a billion dollar bonanza at taxpayer expense. As he lays it out in the article, On September 22, 2014 Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced $99 million in new grants “to train new mental health providers, help teachers and others recognize mental health issues in youth and connect them to help and increase access to mental health services for young people.” On September 23 the Department of Education announced an additional $70 million in “School Climate Transformation grants.” According to the DOE, over half of the funding “will be used to develop, enhance, or expand systems of support for implementing evidence based, multi-tiered behavioral frameworks for improving behavioral outcomes and learning conditions.” The goals of such measures include “connecting[ing] children, youths, and families to appropriate services and supports,” and “increase[ing] measures of and the ability to respond to mental health issues among school-aged youth.” Both HHS and DOE explicitly cite Obama’s Now is the Time declaration as rationale for the new programs. “The administration is committed to increasing access to mental health services to protect the health of children and communities,” Secretary Burwell asserts. “If kids don’t feel safe, they can’t learn,” Secretary of Education Arne Duncan similarly remarks. “Through these grants of more than $70 million, we are continuing our commitment to ensure that kids have access to the best learning experience possible.” When there are billions to be made, time cannot wait. So the Department of Education–officials of which had confirmed to LA school safety expert, Paul Preston, that Sandy Hook had been a drill and no children had died–are moving aggressively to insure that taxpayer’s money is efficiently disbursed to the right private entities at the earliest possible opportunity. Beyond undermining support for the 2nd amendment, Sandy Hook was designed to create an artifical demand for a product that otherwise would have no market.
Dec 14, 2014 8:37 PM CST
The wep script keep's changing. Every story I see written about this non event makes me laugh.
Mar 30, 2013 11:15 AM CDT
i like how the report specificity , mentions his NRA certificate . i wonder if they also confiscate his license and registration . way to sway