On October 24, 2017, the FBI released a massive amount of heavily redacted documents related to the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in 2012. The tragic event, enacted by 20-year-old Adam Lanza, resulted in the death of 20 children between the ages of six and seven years old. However, with the recent file dump by the FBI, never before seen information regarding the shooting has recently surfaced.
According to the documents released, “when Adam Lanza was in the ninth grade, Nancy [Adam’s mom] told [officials] that Adam had hacked into a government computer system. Adam had made it through the second level of security and when he tried to breach the third level the screen went black and the authorities showed up at Lanza’s door at 36 Yogananda Street. Nancy belieed that the authorities that showed up at her door were either the FBI or the CIA. Nancy had to convince the authorities that her son was just very intelligent and was challenging himself to see if he could hack into a government system. The authorities told Nancy that if her son was that smart he could have a job with them someday.”
Also in the document are references to Adam Lanza’s personal life, including his familial structure and taste in music. “Adam was always a troubled kid and was interested in Japanese techno music,” and “Nancy did not have a job and never worked at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Nancy got all her money from the divorce [presumably with Adam’s father].”