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Newtown Police release statement in response to FBI Sandy Hook report

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NEWTOWN, CT (WFSB) -

The Newtown Police Department has released a statement in response to the Sandy Hook report that was released on Tuesday. 

According to Newtown police, they have been working closely with the FBI on the report. 

In the report, the FBI one of the witnesses told the FBI that he spoke to Adam Lanza, who is accused of killing 26 students and staff at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

The witness said that Lanza told him in 2008 that he would kill his mother and children at Sandy Hook. 

A statement released by the Newtown Police Chief James Viadero said, "A comprehensive search of our records indicate that the person named in the report is not on record as ever contacting the agency in 2008 or subsequent to that date. We thank the FBI for their assistance and diligence in verifying the information." 

Connecticut State Police released their own investigation four years ago, which can be read here

The statement goes on to read, "The FBI's release of investigative information on the Sandy Hook tragedy was made through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) provision as required by law. However, I understand that doing so renews the anguish for the victim's families as well as for our community. Even though the documents are mean to stand on their own, I want to assure the community that all information received and allegation made before, during, and after the tragedy were thoroughly investigated," said Special Agent in Charge, Patricia Ferrick. 

The documents were released by the FBI on October 24, which you can read more about here

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