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Massacre at elementary school in Newtown, Conn.

Art teacher Eric Mueller sets up 27 wooden angel cutouts in memory of the shooting victims Sunday morning. (Emmanuel Dunand / Agence France - Presse)
A police photo shows damage inside the front entrance at Sandy Hook Elementary School after the Dec. 14 massacre in Newtown, Conn. A report released Monday by State Atty. Stephen Sedensky III found gunman Adam Lanza to be criminally responsible for the shootings, despite his mental health problems. ()
Adam Lanza’s car at the front entrance to Sandy Hook Elementary School after the Dec. 14 shooting rampage, taken on an unspecified date in Newtown, Conn. (Connecticut State Police)
A shotgun inside the trunk of Adam Lanza’s car at Sandy Hook Elementary School. (Connecticut State Police)
A Bushmaster rifle in Room 10 at Sandy Hook Elementary School after the shooting, taken on an unspecified date. (Connecticut State Police)
Items found close to Adam Lanza’s body at Sandy Hook Elementary School. (Connecticut State Police)
The house where gunman Adam Lanza lived with his mother in Newtown, Conn. (Associated Press)
Items inside the home where Adam Lanza lived with his mother. (Office of the Connecticut State)
Items inside the home where Adam Lanza lived with his mother. (Office of the Connecticut State)
A rifle inside the home where Adam Lanza lived with his mother. (Office of the Connecticut State)
A gun safe inside the home where Adam Lanza lived with his mother. (Office of the Connecticut State)
Adam Lanza’s bedroom. (Office of the Connecticut State)
The family of Daniel Barden, 7, a victim of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, arrives at St. Rose of Lima Church for his funeral Wednesday in Newtown, Conn. (Allison Joyce / Getty Images)
A casket carrying the body of slain teacher Victoria Soto arrives to the Lordship Community Church on Wednesday in Stratford, Conn. The first-grade teacher died while protecting her students during Friday’s shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. (John Moore / Getty Images)
The hearse carrying the body of James Mattioli, 6, arrives at St. John’s Roman Catholic Cemetery in Darien, Conn.  (Don Emmert / AFP/Getty Images)
One man is momentarily alone with his grief while others shovel dirt onto the grave of 6-year-old Noah Pozner at B’nai Israel Cemetery in Monroe, Conn. (Julio Cortez / Associated Press)
The casket of 6-year-old Jessica Rekos is carried to St. Rose of Lima Church in Newtown, Conn. Rekos was one of the 20 children killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting on Friday. (Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)
The funeral procession for Jack Pinto, 6, one of the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, crosses a bridge in Newtown, Conn. (Peter Foley / EPA)
A school bus carries students to Newtown Middle School as classes resumed Tuesday at all Newtown, Conn., schools except Sandy Hook Elementary, the site of Friday’s shooting. (Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)
A member of Newtown Middle School faculty greets a student with a fist bump as classes resume in Newtown, Conn., on December 18, 2012. (Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)
Police cruisers are stationed Tuesday outside the home of Nancy Lanza, where she lived with her son, Adam Lanza, in Sandy Hook, Conn. Nancy Lanza was her son’s first victim Friday before he went on a shooting rampage at Sandy Hook Elementary School. (Don Emmert / AFP/Getty Images)
A note and flowers are left at a makeshift memorial to victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in Newtown, Conn. (Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)
Courtnie Shields of Huntsville, Ala., holds up a memorial sign for those who died in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Conn. Shields, with the National Assn. for the Prevention of Starvation, traveled to the town with a group to offer support to victims’ families. (Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)
Christmas lights spell out a timely message in Newtown, Conn. (Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)
People continue to light candles at a makeshift memorial to those that lost their lives in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Conn. (Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)
People continue to flock to a makeshift memorial to pay their respects to those who died in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. (Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)
Mourners arrive for the funeral of Jack Pinto, 6. (Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)
A family leaves Honan Funeral Home in Newtown, Conn., after paying their respects to shooting victim Jack Pinto, 6. (Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)
A boy comforts a friend at the funeral for Sandy Hook Elementary School student Jack Pinto, 6. (Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)
A hearse carries the body of Sandy Hook Elementary School student Jack Pinto, 6, to Newtown Village Cemetery. (Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)
An unidentified man pays his respects Monday at a makeshift shrine to the victims of the elementary school shooting in Newtown, Conn. (EMMANUEL DUNAND / AFP / Getty Images)
Names of victims hang on a U.S. flag on a makeshift memorial Monday in the Sandy Hook village of Newtown, Conn., as the town mourns victims killed in the school shooting. (Julio Cortez / Associated Press)
A man walks with flowers Monday in the Sandy Hook village of Newtown, Conn., as the town mourns victims killed in the school shooting. (Julio Cortez / Associated Press)
A woman puts a photo of a child on a makeshift memorial Monday in the Sandy Hook village of Newtown, Conn. (Julio Cortez / Associated Press)
Mark Sorrentino, of Naugatuck, Conn., pays respects Monday near a U.S. flag carrying the names of victims on a makeshift memorial in the Sandy Hook village of Newtown. (Julio Cortez / Associated Press)
Funerals began Monday in the Connecticut town of Newtown after the school massacre that took the lives of 20 small children and six staff. (EMMANUEL DUNAND / AFP / Getty Images)
Missi Inconstanti gets a hug of support from Sara Panaccio outside Newtown High School, where an interfaith service was being held for victims of the school shooting in Newtown, Conn. (Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)
A display on the road into Newtown, Conn., honors victims of the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School. (Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)
A sign in front of a home expresses goodwill in Newtown, Conn. (Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)
Daysha Bertrand, 13, left, brother Juan, 9, and their mother, Sharon, from Waterbury, Conn., are part of the overflow crowd listening to an interfaith memorial service, featuring President Obama, through speakers outside Newtown High School. (Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)
Two young women hug at Sunday’s memorial service for the victims and relatives of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. (Mandel Ngan / AFP/Getty Images)
President Obama speaks at a memorial service Sunday for victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Conn. (Mandel Ngan / AFP/Getty Images)
The overflow crowd at Sunday’s memorial service had to listen to President Obama’s speech in the rain from outside Newtown high School. (Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)
A woman holds a stuffed bear at a makeshift memorial for victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting before a service at St. Rose of Lima Church. (Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)
People wait in line to enter St. Rose of Lima Church for Sunday services. (Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)
A memorial stands on a street corner outside the Newtown Police Station. (Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)
A couple grieves at a makeshift memorial for victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. (Genaro Molina, Los Angeles Times)
A mother and son spend time at a memorial Sunday morning. (Genaro Molina, Los Angeles Times)
Parishoners exits the St. Rose of Lima Church in Newtown after attending Sunday services. (Genaro Molina, Los Angeles Times)
The U.S. flag flies at half-mast Sunday morning in Newtown, Conn., in memory of the shooting victims. The White House announced that President Obama would visit Newtown on Sunday evening. (Peter Foley / European Pressphotos Agency)
Rhonda Eleish talks to her daughter Kari Ergmann, 6, at a candlelight vigil in Newtown, Conn. Eleish said Kari may have known one of the shooting victims. (David Goldman / Associated Press)
Mothers and children pay respects at a memorial for shooting victims near Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.  (Jason DeCrow / Associated Press)
A candlelight vigil is held in Sandy Hook for the victims of Friday’s shootings. (Don Emmert / AFP/Getty Images)
Emilie Alice Parker, 6, was one of 20 children killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.  ()
People left flowers and stuffed animals at a makeshift memorial at the foot of the road that leads to the Sandy Hook Elementary School. (Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)
Mourners visit a makeshift memorial for victims of the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School. (Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)
People embrace at a makeshift memorial at the foot of the road that leads to Sandy Hook Elementary School. (Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)
Maria Rivera is overcome with emotion at a makeshift memorial for victims of the shooting rampage at Sandy Hook Elementary School. (Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)
A couple mourn the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. (Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)
Tatiana Cook walks with her son Stephen, 7, a second-grader at Sandy Hook Elementary School who survived the shooting. “It’s hard to put any of it in thoughts,” Cook said. “It’s terrorizing and horrible, but on the same side it was one of the happiest moments seeing him at the firehouse.”  (Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)
Six-year-old Noah Pozner was one of the victims in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting on Dec. 14, 2012. (Family handout)
School psychologist Mary Sherlach was killed when a gunman opened fire at Sandy Hook Elementary School, killing 26 children and adults. (Family handout)
Teacher Lauren Gabrielle Rousseau was among those killed in the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Her mother said in a statement that her daughter had wanted to be a teacher from before she even went to kindergarten. Rousseau was born in Danbury, Conn., in 1982 and lived most of her life there. She was a graduate of Danbury High School and received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Connecticut and a master’s degree in elementary education from the University of Bridgeport. She had worked as a substitute teacher in Danbury, New Milford and Newtown before she was hired in November as a permanent substitute teacher at Sandy Hook. (Family handout)
Nancy J. Lanza, mother of suspected gunman Adam Lanza, is believed to have been the first victim of his shooting rampage. Her body was found in her home. (ABC News)
ABC News obtained an undated photo of Adam Lanza, the gunman in the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. It first aired on “World News With Diane Sawyer.” (ABC News)
A young girl watches mourners place flowers at a roadside memorial at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., on Saturday, the day after the shooting. (Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)
A sign supports victims’ families Saturday outside a home near the Sandy Hook School.  (Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)
Noah Iott, 10, leaves stuffed animals at a police barricade — the closest he could get to Sandy Hook Elementary School on Saturday — in memory of the people killed there the day before. Noah lives in the nearby town of Seymour. (Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)
Sandy Hook residents Austin Isola, from left, Nicole Rothenbucher, her mother Amy and Sarah Negron pay tribute to the shooting victims. (Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)
“Our hearts are with you,” reads a sign posted on a telephone pole in Sandy Hook, Conn., the day after the shooting rampage at Sandy Hook Elementary School. (Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)
A flag flies at half-staff as dawn breaks Saturday in Newtown. (Jason DeCrow / Associated Press)
Men and women hold candles in vigil outside of St. Rose of Lima Roman Catholic Church during a healing service held in honor of victims in the elementary school shooting. (Charles Krupa / Associated Press)
Brenda Hernandez comforts her daughter, Crystal, at a makeshift memorial on the Enfield Town Green after a candlelight vigil for victims of the school shooting. (Jim Michaud / The Journal Enquirer)
Mourners hold hands inside the St. Rose of Lima Roman Catholic Church at a vigil service for victims. (Andrew Gombert / EPA)
Alice Chen, right, and Alizza Manzoeillo participate in a candlelight vigil outside the White House for victims of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. ()
People embrace as they arrive for a prayer vigil at the Newtown United Methodist Church in Newtown, Conn. A gunman killed 28, including 20 children, at a Newtown grade school. ()
Distraught family members leave the fire station where relatives gathered for news after the shooting. ()
A police officer leads two women and a child from Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., where a gunman opened fire, killing 26 people, including 20 children, Friday, Dec. 14, 2012. (Shannon Hicks / Newtown Bee)
People embrace in the aftermath of the school shooting at a Connecticut elementary school that brought police swarming into the leafy neighborhood, while other area schools were put under lockdown. (Don Emmert / AFP/Getty Images)
A state police SWAT team member runs to a police car at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. (Cloe Poisson / Hartford Courant)
A law enforcement official carries a weapon as he walks past firefighters and parents with their children after a shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. (Frank Becerra Jr. / The Journal News)
A parent walks away from the Sandy Hook Elementary School with children following a shooting at the school in Newtown, Conn.  (Frank Becerra Jr. / The Journal News)
A parent walks away from Sandy Hook Elementary School with her children following a shooting at the Newtown, Conn. school. (Frank Becerra Jr. / The Journal News)
Heavily armed Connecticut state troopers are on the scene at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. (Frank Becerra Jr. / The Journal News)
Responders gather around a dark-colored car at the scene of a mass school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School.  (Mario Tama / Getty Images)
A woman weeps as she arrives to pick up her children at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. (Frank Becerra Jr. / Associated Press)
A woman hugs her daughter as they’re reunited at the Sandy Hook firehouse after a mass shooting at the local elementary school in Newtown, Conn. (Frank Becerra Jr. / Associated Press)
A couple walk away from the Sandy Hook Elementary School following a shooting inside the school in Newtown, Conn. (Jeff Spooner / EPA)
A child is taken home by family members at the scene of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary. (John Woike / Hartford Courant)
Parents and children, accompanied by law enforcement, leave a staging area where they were reunited with their children following the shooting. (Jessica Hill / Associated Press)
A mother hurries with her children as police look through homes in the area following Friday morning’s deadly shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. (Jessica Hill / Associated Press)
A Connecticut State Police officer, holding a shotgun, runs near the school, where children and school personnel were killed. (Shannon Hicks / Newtown Bee)
A distraught woman waits to hear about her sister, a teacher at Sandy Hook Elementary, following Friday morning’s shooting. (Jessica Hill / Associated Press)
Connecticut state police officers escort children from the school. (Shannon Hicks / Newtown Bee)
State and local police, along with ambulances, descended on the school following the shooting. (Cloe Poisson / Hartford Courant)
Distressed parents gathered outside the elementary school on Friday morning. ( John Woike / Hartford Courant)
Family members comfort each other Friday following the tragedy. ( John Woike / Hartford Courant)
An adult escorts a child away from the scene of the shootings. ( John Woike / Hartford Courant)
Parents gathered their children and took them home following the shootings.  ( John Woike / Hartford Courant)
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