As gunfire boomed over and over in the background, a janitor begged a 911 dispatcher to send help, saying, "There's still shooting going on! Please!" A woman breathlessly reported seeing a gunman run down a hall. And a teacher said she was holed up in her classroom with her children but hadn't yet locked the door.
The gunman who massacred 26 people at a Connecticut elementary school had written a book in the fifth grade about children being slaughtered and grew up to become obsessed with mass murders, according to a yearlong investigation into the Newton shooting.
Why a young gunman went on a murderous shooting rampage at a U.S. school a year ago is still a mystery and may never be known with certainty, prosecutors said Monday in a report that ended their investigation.
A prosecutor is planning to release a report Monday on the investigation into the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School, but the public will have to wait longer for the state police's full accounting of the crime.
A Connecticut town held a moment of silence Friday for the victims of an elementary school massacre at a remembrance event that doubled as a call to action on gun control, with the reading of names of thousands of victims of gun violence.
Officials in Newtown, Conn., officials say the district should tear down the elementary school where 20 first-graders and six educators were shot to death in December and construct a new building on the property.
An arsenal of weapons including guns, hundreds of rounds of ammunition, a bayonet and several swords was found in the home and car of the gunman who carried out the Newtown school shooting, according to search warrants released Thursday.