Newtown shooter Adam Lanza's remains claimed by father
This undated photo shows Adam Lanza posing for a group photo of the technology club which appeared in the Newtown High School yearbook. (AP)
The Associated Press
Published Monday, December 31, 2012 8:05AM EST
Last Updated Monday, December 31, 2012 11:10AM EST
HARTFORD, Conn. -- The body of the young man who killed 26 people in the second largest school shooting in U.S. history has been claimed by his father.
A spokesman for the family said Monday that Peter Lanza claimed the remains of 20-year-old Adam Lanza. He says there were private arrangements over the weekend, but he won't elaborate.
Adam Lanza killed 20 children and six adults at a Connecticut school on Dec. 14. He also killed his mother before going on the rampage and then killed himself.
Police have not offered a motive.
The attack prompted President Barack Obama to push for "real action, right now" on gun violence.
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