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Lanza 'undoubtedly had mental health problems'

A report into the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School has concluded gunman Adam Lanza was "undoubtedly afflicted with mental health problems" and had a "fascination with mass shootings".

Adam Lanza shot dead 20 pupils and six staff members at Sandy Hook Elementary School in a matter of minutes.

The report, prepared by the State Attorney, says: "Those who knew the shooter describe him in contradictory ways. He was undoubtedly afflicted with mental health problems; yet despite a fascination with mass shootings and firearms, he displayed no aggressive or threatening tendencies.

"In some contexts he was viewed as having above-average intelligence; in others below-average.

"Some recalled that the shooter had been bullied; but others – including many teachers – saw nothing of the sort. With some people he could talk with them and be humorous; but many others saw the shooter as unemotional, distant, and remote."

Yale lifts lockdown alert with exception of two areas

Yale University said it has lifted its "shelter in place" and lockdown alert "with the exception of Old Campus and Calhoun College".

The Ivy League university wrote on Twitter:

No further details were given.


Report says 'no clear motive' for US school massacre

Adam Lanza killed 26 people in the Sandy Hook school massacre

Adam Lanza, the gunman who killed 20 children and six adults in an elementary school shooting in Connecticut, acted on his own, a year-long inquiry into the massacre has ruled.

The report, published today, admitted that questions about Lanza's motive may "never be answered conclusively."

Police begin door-to-door search for Yale gunman

Police are going door to door at Yale University to search for a gunman on campus, a spokesman has warned.

Yale University urged students and staff to co-operate, warning, "When they knock on your door, a Yale police officer will slip their Yale ID under the door".

Police have begun a door-to-door search for the gunman.

"Police may use keys, but they will identify themselves", the university website added.

Libraries and some public schools are also on lockdown as the search continues, New Haven Police Department spokesman David Hartman said.

Police alerted to Yale gunman by room-mate's call

New Haven Police Department received an anonymous tip off from a male caller that his room-mate was en route to the Yale University campus "with the intention of shooting people", a spokesman said.

Police spokesman David Hartman told reporters both the caller and the gunman have yet to be identified.

New Haven Police Department spokesman David Hartman.

He told a press conference: "There has been no report of gunfire, there has been no report of injuries of anyone.

"We are interviewing [two] witnesses who did report seeing somebody on or near the university campus with a long gun ... either a rifle or a shotgun".


Yale: Police 'actively searching' for campus gunman

Officers from the Yale Police Department, New Haven Police and Connecticut State Police are "actively searching for any gunman" on the scene at the university's Old Campus, Yale's website states.

Armed police walk towards Yale University's Old Campus.

Issuing a renewed alert, Yale University warns its students and staff that the lockdown continues, adding, "THIS IS NOT A TEST".

Anyone with information on the gunman have been urged to call the emergency services.

Yale: Everyone is following alert instructions

Yale spokesman Thomas Conroy told local newspaper the New Haven Register, “Everyone is following instructions they were given in these alerts".

The Yale alerts warning an emergency situation is in place are sent by email, text message and phone.

Everyone in our community receives these alerts ... Everyone is alerted in multiple ways,” he added.

Students at Yale University have been on break since Saturday and classes do not resume until 2nd December.

Police 'confirm no shooting or injuries' at Yale campus

New Haven Police have blockaded a street to the side of Yale University's Old Campus.

New Haven Police Department Lieutenant Jeff Hoffman confirmed to student newspaper Yale Daily News there has been no shooting or any injuries as police search for a gunman on Old Campus.

Police vehicles and an ambulance nearby the scene.

Yale Police Department and New Haven Police have blockaded a road near to the campus.

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