Report: Police Looking Into Video Game Habits of Sandy Hook Elementary Shooter

The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund points out a new two-part report produced by the Hartford Courant and PBS that reveals how video games continue to be part of the ongoing narrative of the police investigation into the Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting that occurred in Newtown Connecticut in December of last year.

The report reveals that police are investigating whether the shooter Adam Lanza "might have been emulating the shooting range or a video-game scenario" when he carried out the Sandy Hook attack. Police apparently found "thousands of dollars worth of video games" in Lanza's home. Police are not discussing the case publicly.

The two part report also details Adam Lanza's problems with mental illness over the years, his family life prior to the shooting, and his use of guns while practice shooting with his mom and brother. The Courant article also quotes Richard Novia, a former Newtown schools security chief and adviser for the Tech Club, of which Lanza was a member. Novia says that Lanza was particularly fond of playing World of Warcraft, which he categorized to The Courant as a "violent video game."

You can watch the two-part report here. We'll have more on this story as it develops.

Source: CBLDF


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