Newtown, Conn. Must Turn Over Adam Lanza's School Records

By Ari Mason
|  Friday, Sep 6, 2013  |  Updated 4:01 PM EDT
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Newtown Must Turn Over Adam Lanza's School Records

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Authorities say Adam Lanza killed his mother at their home and then opened fire inside the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, killing 26 people.

A Connecticut judge has ordered Newtown to comply with a subpoena from the state child advocate’s office and turn over the school records of 20-year-old Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting suspect Adam Lanza.

Lanza shot himself after killing 26 students and educators at the elementary school the morning of Dec. 14.

Newtown never questioned the validity of the subpoena, originally sent in March, but asked for a judge to become involved. According to the child advocate's office, the judge confirmed Friday that Newtown must hand over the requested documents.

Officials from the Office of the Child Advocate said they hope to have the records in their possession by early next week.

The record request is part of an investigation into Lanza’s background by the Child Fatality Review Panel, which reviews the untimely deaths of children. The panel has already obtained some of Lanza’s school and hospital records.

The Office of the Child Advocate said the records will not be made public.

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