The Newtown, CT gunman played a horrific computer game called ‘School Shooting,’ before entering Sandy Hook Elementary School and killing 20 innocent children, 6 teachers and his own mother, revealed a shocking new Nov. 25 police report, released one year after the shooting.
Police discovered that Adam Lanza played a chilling computer video game titled “School Shooting,” where players enter a school and randomly target teachers and students, before opening gunfire himself at Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 14, 2012. This disturbing detail was released nearly one year after the horrific Newtown, Conn. massacre, as police struggle to understand why the 20-year-old was driven to kill 26 schoolchildren and teachers.
Adam Lanza: School Shooting Video Game Played By Sandy Hook Gunman
Police discovered that Lanza had a fascination with school shootings and violence before shooting himself into the school by blowing out the windows of the locked school with his Bushmaster XM15-E2S rifle. He killed 20 children in 2 classrooms and the teachers in each room in the span of only 5 minutes.
He had played “first person shooter” video games, including a computer game called “School Shooting,” before copying the game’s premise and targeting children and teachers in the school and then taking his own life.
In addition to the violent games, he “also had clippings of newspaper articles from 1891 that detailed the shooting of schoolchildren,” according to a report prepared by the Connecticut State’s Attorney Stephen Sedensky III. His Internet browsing history and bookmarks included tabs on mass murder, firearms, ammunition, computer games, and politics.
Police Say Adam Lanza Intentionally Committed School Massacre
Lanza’s obsession with killing students could have dated back to the fifth grade, where he wrote a disturbingly detailed book, “Big Book of Granny,” about students being killed and a boy shooting his mom in the head, which he did to his own mother.
The new police report revealed that the Lanza alone was the perpetrator of the crime, and that he had planned out his actions before entering the school. “It is the conclusion of this State’s Attorney that the shooter acted alone and was solely criminally responsible for his actions of that day,” the report said.
Creepy photos released of Lanza’s room showed that he had blacked out the windows with garbage bags to keep out the light.
— Kristine Hope Kowalski