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Key Findings in Newly Released Newtown Documents
Connecticut State Police on Friday released thousands of pages of documents from the investigation into last year's school massacre in Newtown.
NEWTOWN- Connecticut State Police on Friday released thousands of pages of documents from the investigation into last year's school massacre in Newtown. Here are some highlights of the documents, which supplement a summary report that was released earlier: ___ - Five teachers were meeting in Classroom 20 between 9 and 9:30 a.m. when they heard banging. Someone entered the room and told them to leave because he thought he smelled gunpowder. They began to hide, and then broke a window to climb out. Four of the five crawled out, but one couldn't get through the window and stayed behind. The ones who escaped ran to a Subway restaurant across the street from the school. - Teachers told investigators they heard janitor Rick Thorn confront gunman Adam Lanza and attempt to get him to leave the school. One teacher, who was hiding in a closet in the math lab, heard Thorn yell, "Put the gun down!" Thorn was not killed. - A male friend of Lanza's mother, Nancy, told investigators she had planned to sell their home in Newtown and move to Washington state or North Carolina, where she hoped Adam could get a job. She planned to buy an RV for Adam Lanza to sleep in. If they went to Washington, Nancy said, there was a special school where she planned to enroll him. In North Carolina, she said, a friend owned a computer firm and had agreed to give Adam a job and teach him the business. - Images taken at the Lanza home show an open case of earplugs used to protect the hearing of someone firing a gun, curved ammunition magazines and gun cases. One room's windows are covered with dark plastic bags. In Nancy Lanza's room, where she was killed in bed, the rifle used by her son lay on the floor nearby.