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Police report on Sandy Hook School reveals more about Lanza's relationship with mother

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The following photo is the inside of Adam Lanza's room. The following photo is the inside of Adam Lanza's room.
Some of the weapons and ammunition seized by police. Some of the weapons and ammunition seized by police.
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The following photos are of the 20 children who lost their lives at Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 14, 2012. The following photos are of the 20 children who lost their lives at Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 14, 2012.
NEWTOWN, CT (WFSB) -

The Connecticut State Police released its report on the shooting in which 20 children and six adults lost their lives at Sandy Hook Elementary School in December 2012 and the file explains more about the relationship between the gunman and his mother.

According to the more than 7,000 page-long report released on Friday, it shows Nancy Lanza went to New Hampshire days before the shooting as an "experiment" to see if her son, Adam Lanza, could handle being alone for a few days.

On Dec. 14, 2012, Lanza shot his mother four times while she was in her bed before driving five miles to Sandy Hook, shooting his way through the glass and killing 20 children and six adults.

He shot himself in the head just one minute after the first police officer arrived at the school.

Witnesses said Nancy Lanza volunteered there in the 90s and this thank you card was found by police.

"Dear Mrs. Lanza. Thank you for being such a special volunteer. The children achieved a most successful year with the dedication from your active involvement," the letter stated. 

In interviews conducted by police, an unidentified person said Adam Lanza "hated" Sandy Hook Elementary School because his mother worked at the building. Adam Lanza supposedly "felt that his mother loved the students more than him," the person told police.

In the report, which featured 911 calls, video and photos from the day of the shooting, Nancy Lanza went on a "planned trip" to New Hampshire from Dec. 11 until Dec. 13, 2012.

Nancy Lanza, who volunteered at Sandy Hook Elementary School, met a friend, who she knew from the late 70s, at Three Tomatoes Restaurant in Lebanon, NH on Dec. 13.

In a 48-page summary report released in November, Lanza was diagnosed with Aspergers Syndrome in 2005, and those who knew him said that's when he became more of a loner.

On Dec. 13, Nancy Lanza acknowledged that her 20-year-old son, Adam, "had some sort of autism" in the report.

In fact, while Adam Lanza lived with his mother, he would only communicate with her via email, and wouldn't let anyone into his room. He even put black coverings across his windows, and Nancy Lanza was not allowed to enter his room.

A witness had told state police Nancy Lanza pulled Adam out of school because he was sensitive to light and sound.

Between 9:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. on Dec. 14, an oil delivery was made to the Lanza house on Yogananda Street. That's about the time Adam Lanza had made his way to Sandy Hook Elementary School.

The oil delivery man told state police in the five to six years he had been to this house, he never saw anyone inside.

Police said Adam Lanza's relationship with his father had deteriorated a long time before the tragedy. Police collected a card that said "Adam, happy birthday. Send me an e-mail when you want to go hiking or shooting. Love, dad."

State police say he never responded to this or any other outreach from his dad.

Adam Lanza, who the report said bumped his head a few days before the shooting, was fascinated with guns, video games and mass shootings. However, Nancy Lanza told the friend at Tomatoes Restaurant that she "never indicated she felt in any personal danger living with Adam."

Nancy Lanza, who did not mention that she owned firearms, at the lunch in New Hampshire said she was planning on moving out of Newtown, the report stated. She said she had no plans of re-marrying and was going to care for Adam.

Nancy Lanza said she wanted to move to North Carolina or Washington state. She told him North Carolina would be good because Adam Lanza would be able to work a computer job through a friend.

She also said Washington was an option because there was a special school he wanted to attend.

Among the long list of word documents found on Adam Lanza's computer was one saying women are selfish and marriage is abusive.

The summary report stated investigators found the video games Left for Dead, Call of Duty and Grand Theft Auto in Adam Lanza's room.

Adam Lanza loved the video game Dance, Dance, Revolution and often went to a local theater with a version in the lobby. He played almost every Friday through Sunday for four to 10 hours at a time.

Commissioner Reuben F. Bradford said in the cover letter to the report that in the 110 year history of the state police, they've never had an investigation like one into the Newtown shooting.

"I hope the release of this report, though painful, will allow those who have been affected by it to begin their personal process of healing," Bradford said.

The report "has been redacted according to law," and it does not include any mental health records for Adam Lanza.

"The release of this document is indicative that this State Police criminal investigation is concluded," state police said in a release Thursday.

Newtown First Selectman E. Patricia Llorda said she will review the report and told Eyewitness News Friday morning. 

"My heart is heavy knowing that the report carries more detailed information about the victims. I can only imagine the hurt such information carries for the families of the loved ones. Let this be the last of the releases, unless there is some good to be gained by additional information," the statement said.

The full report has been released on this website.

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