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School massacre motive unclear

A report into the fatal shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in the US state of Connecticut has suggested that the gunman's motives "may never be answered conclusively". Adam Lamza killed 20 students, six staff and his mother.

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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."

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