Connecticut Elementary School Likely Closed for Months - KTVN Channel 2 - Reno Tahoe News Weather, Video -

Connecticut Elementary School Likely Closed for Months

Posted: Updated:

Authorities say the Connecticut elementary school where a gunman shot to death 26 people will be closed indefinitely while the crime is investigated.

State police Lt. Paul Vance said Monday at a news conference that it could be months before police turn the school in Newtown, Conn., back over to the district.

Police say other schools in Newtown will reopen Tuesday. The children who attended Sandy Hook Elementary School, where the shootings took place Friday, are expected to go to classes at a different school, but police say they won't be going to classes yet.

Authorities say 20-year-old Adam Lanza shot to death 26 people at Sandy Hook on Friday, including 20 children, then killed himself.

The first funerals are planned today for two of the children who were killed -- six-year-olds Jack Pinto and Noah Pozner. Others are scheduled for later in the week.

---

A friend of the mother of the man who killed 20 children and six adults at a Connecticut elementary school says guns were simply a hobby for her.

John Bergquist told NBC's "Today" show on Monday that Nancy Lanza loved the arts and culture and that shooting was one of her hobbies, and that she was not a survivalist.

Nancy Lanza was found dead in her bed on Friday, shot four times in the head with a .22-caliber rifle.

Another friend, Ellen Adriani, told the "Today" show that Lanza was a devoted mother.

She says Nancy Lanza always made herself available to Adam and his needs. She says he came first with his mother.

And - a spokesman for Western Connecticut State University says the man identified as the gunman who killed 26 children and adults in an elementary school took college classes when he was only 16.

Paul Steinmetz, spokesman for the Danbury school, confirmed Monday that Adam Lanza earned a 3.26 grade point average while a student there. He dropped out of a German language class and withdrew from a computer science class, but earned an A in a computer class, A-minus in American history and B in macroeconomics.

Steinmetz says Lanza was among a small group of 16-year-olds among the school's 5,000 undergraduates.

The Hartford Courant and The Wall Street Journal first reported Lanza's academic record at Western Connecticut State.

Steinmetz says Lanza took his last class in the summer of 2009 and didn't return.  (AP)

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Woman Dies at Burning Man

    Woman Dies at Burning Man

    Thursday, August 28 2014 4:28 PM EDT2014-08-28 20:28:49 GMT
    An early morning incident has left one woman dead at the Burning Man festival in Nevada's Black Rock Desert.More >>
    An early morning incident has left one woman dead at the Burning Man festival in Nevada's Black Rock Desert.More >>
  • 2 Injured in Helicopter Crash

    2 Injured in Helicopter Crash

    Thursday, August 28 2014 3:29 PM EDT2014-08-28 19:29:38 GMT
    The Douglas County Sheriff's Office reports that two people have suffered minor injuries in a helicopter crash on Wednesday, August 27th.More >>
    The Douglas County Sheriff's Office reports that two people have suffered minor injuries in a helicopter crash on Wednesday, August 27th.More >>
  • Spider Season is Here, More Black Widows Are Near

    Spider Season is Here, More Black Widows Are Near

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 9:16 PM EDT2014-08-28 01:16:54 GMT
    Its spider season here in the Truckee Meadows… that means we're seeing a huge influx of black widows and other bugs outside right now. Spider season starts in early August and goes until late October and even early November. More >>
    Its spider season here in the Truckee Meadows… that means we're seeing a huge influx of black widows and other bugs outside right now. Spider season starts in early August and goes until late October and even early November. More >>
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and Sarkes Tarzian, Inc. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.