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AP source: Suspect Drove To Mother's School -- UPDATE

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UPDATE-- According to the Associated Press, law enforcement officials say 20-year-old Adam Lanza first killed his mother at their home and then drove her car to a Newtown, Conn., elementary school where he went on a shooting rampage, killing 26 people, including 20 children.

Authorities say Lanza committed suicide, bringing the death toll to 28. Police have not given a motive for Friday's attack but one law enforcement official says the gunman was believe to suffer from a personality disorder.
    
There are questions as to whether Lanza's mother was ever employed at Sandy Hook Elementary. At least one parent says she was a substitute teacher there, but her name doesn't appear on a staff list. And a law enforcement official says investigators are unable to establish any connection so far between her and the school.

WASHINGTON (AP) - A law enforcement official says the suspect in the Connecticut school shootings is 20-year-old Adam Lanza, the son of a teacher at the school where the shootings occurred. A second law enforcement official says the boy's mother, Nancy Lanza, is presumed dead.

The first official says Adam Lanza's older brother, 24-year-old Ryan, of Hoboken, N.J., is being questioned by police. An earlier report from a law enforcement official mistakenly transposed the brothers' first names.
    
Both officials spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak on the record about the developing criminal investigation.
    
The first official said Adam Lanza is dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

 

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