Conn. police dismiss reports that say Adam Lanza was influenced by Norwegian massacre

Adam Lanza
Adam Lanza

Police dismiss report suggesting Adam Lanza wanted to top Norway death toll:

Recently, CBS News released a report citing ‘sources close to the investigation’ that Sandy Hook gunman Adam Lanza was trying for a higher body count than that of Anders Breivik. Breivik killed 77 people in Norway when he bombed government buildings and went on a shooting spree at a youth camp during 2011 in Norway.

The report also states that Lanza targeted Sandy Hook Elementary because it was the easiest target with the largest number of people nearby and that Lanza heavily influenced by ‘violent video games’.

After CBS ran this story it caught like wildfire across the media landscape. Here’s the thing, though. None of it may turn out to be true.

What’s being buried in most articles is that the Connecticut State Police are dismissing these allegations.

“This is not official Connecticut State Police information and is someone’s speculation regarding the case,” Connecticut State Police Lieutenant Paul Vance told Reuters in an email statement.

When asked if the CBS report was in any way accurate, Lt. Vance responded, “No.”

The CBS report offers no reason why the source believed that these were the reasons by the Sandy Hook shootings but once again why let facts get in the way of good copy.

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