Four years before Adam Lanza massacred more than two dozen people in Newtown, Conn., in 2012, police officials were warned of his homicidal plans, according to documents released by the F.B.I. this week. ... a man said he had been privy to a conversation in which Mr. Lanza said he had an assault weapon and was planning to kill children at Sandy Hook Elementary School and his mother.

The man... was so troubled by this information that he reported it to the Newtown Police Department in 2008.... But he said the police told him that “Lanza’s mother owned the guns and that there was nothing N.P.D. could do about it.”

It is unclear what officials could have done to stop the attack at the point they were alerted to Mr. Lanza. All firearms in the Lanza home had been legally purchased by Nancy Lanza....
- MAYA SALAM, Adam Lanza Threatened Sandy Hook Killings Years Earlier, Records Show, NYT, OCT. 26, 2017

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