STATE OF CONNECTICUT
Department of Emergency Services &
Connecticut State Police
Public Information Office
1111 Country Club Road
Middletown, Connecticut 06457
||Colonel Danny R. Stebbins|
Division of State Police
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 18, 2013
SANDY HOOK SCHOOL SHOOTING INVESTIGATION
The Connecticut State Police is not releasing further information in regards to the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings at this time.
The recent seminar during which the Newtown case was discussed was designed for law enforcement professionals only. Law enforcement sensitive information was discussed dealing with tactical operational approaches employed by first responders on the day of the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Officer safety and public safety along with lessons learned from the incident were discussed. Following each tragic mass murder incident in this country it is customary for law enforcement to share their lessons learned from the investigation so that other law enforcement agencies can learn.
The Connecticut State Police has not and will not speak publicly on the Sandy Hook investigation, as it is still ongoing and it is the policy of the State Police that no factual information will be distributed until the families of the victims have been informed first. The families of the victims continue to be a priority in this investigation and this fact was clearly stated at the seminar. It is unfortunate that someone in attendance chose not to honor Colonel Stebbins’ request to respect the families’ right to know specifics of the investigation first.
It is anticipated that the final Connecticut State Police report is still several months away. No additional info is available regarding this case.
Lt. J. Paul Vance
Content Last Modified on 3/18/2013 2:09:12 PM