Police conducting thorough investigation of school shooting
Connecticut police news conference 24 hours after shooting
- Duration 10:10
- Date Dec 15, 2012
Connecticut police news conference 24 hours after shooting
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What they just couple minutes and bring you up to date.
With the progress that we've made in this investigation.
With the is the to the police -- The field operations commanders -- police and my thunderbird here from -- company's book.
As you know.
The other victims.
Have been positively identified.
By the officers she state medical examiner.
They're still in the process of doing some of their work and as soon as that work is completed we will be prepared.
To release in writing to you.
List names birth dates and an information.
There is one.
-- a couple major -- number one.
-- release that list and we would ask you again as we did yesterday.
At the request of all of the family members.
They haven't asked.
For you to please respect their privacy they're going through -- I know you understand a very difficult and trying time.
We have in fact.
The justice of of the chief in the kernel.
Reassigned to continue to assign a trooper.
To these folks who helped to maintain.
So again I would ask you and I'm pleading with -- -- you know this is extremely.
Difficult thing for these folks to endure -- please abide by the request.
In addition for the tells people.
In the town of new town -- crisis intervention team.
From Yale New Haven hospital has been established.
Here in the community.
And they can be reached via telephone.
That telephone number is 2032704283.
And again -- But it open and they're available to anyone in the community.
Who may have.
The need to discuss to talk.
Two to talk about this this incident in its entirety.
I had the ability take some questions I just simply want you to understand.
That we still.
Major crime detective -- detectives working at this scene.
In this school that is not completed.
It probably will not be completed for at least another day and a half to two days and I'm putting a time limit -- and it could take longer.
As explained you of previous press conferences we've done everything we need to do.
Two -- literally peel back the onion layer by layer.
-- any salmon every crack and crevice of that facility.
And that does not include.
Or exclude I should say the outside the building the outside -- also part of the crime scene every single vehicle and -- lot.
So it's going to be a long painstaking process.
-- we actually have three games now three major -- teams in the community.
Our local partners are working with us and -- we're gonna move that is and expect that along as quickly as possible.
We had a meeting this morning and that was a delay with the superintendent of schools.
She will be.
Hopefully in the not too distant future up here.
To talk briefly.
About some of the issues that that she has encountered.
The minute medical is -- is done I mean that sincerely committed he's done.
-- he's coming here.
And we will look again provide provide all the detailed information as much detailed information as we -- relative to look of the work at his office did wolf overnight.
And -- continued to do as we speak.
Again as far as actual specific questions -- take a few but I have to tell you.
Right there are certain things it would just simply -- -- all the close for a chest that in this investigation.
Until some nothing's taken out of context and we have continuity above all the information that -- bright desert.
No that's that's that's not accurate the the weaponry that -- -- recovered by error investigators recovered to close proximity of of the deceased.
And again we're we're investigating.
The history of each and every weapon -- we will know every single thing about those weapons.
And I don't follow up question though legally registered with the owners and social port that's all being done by the investigators assigned to that task.
-- -- we're we're again we're gonna allow them medical examiner ran away for medical examiner to.
But -- came in and provide the identities of the shooter of all the deceased in this in this investigation.
-- -- -- That that's so loses -- very good question.
The answer I can give you -- that is -- Our investigators at the crime scene the school and secondarily at the yes secondary crime scene that we discussed with a FEMA was located deceased.
Did produce some very.
A very good evidence in this investigation and our investigators will be able to use.
Hopefully a -- to complete picture as -- -- and more importantly why this occurred.
Our -- and that we don't we're not gonna name the evidence and I can talk about the evidence it simply.
That's simply stated it's part and parcel of the investigation I don't wanna taken out of context of what's being done about it.
We have established a point of entry.
It was I could say was it's -- he was not voluntarily led it to school at all.
That it forces -- to the school but that's as far as we can go on that.
-- -- quite frankly that's that's something again if you stay out of context it sounds suspicious but.
The rescue crews arrived the active shooting teams entered the school they -- to do school from several different points.
And in necessitated forcing their way in to gain access to perform the rescue -- to save as many students -- -- was it possibly could.
And law enforcement broke many windows what the book.
All of them.
The other crime scene the other secondary crime scene as I told you was -- a crime scene it was discovered pursuant to the investigation.
I want to get a -- of identification on the suspect we began doing a great deal work.
Again peeling back the onion everything we could find out about that suspect including -- not limited to.
Relatives friends coworkers and a former students.
Location of of residents.
And all those areas had to be people -- to be interviewed -- -- had to be examined.
-- that causes to discover the secondary -- he would have a private residence with a sole female deceased.
To be determined the detectives will will certainly analyze everything and put a complete picture together.
Of of the evidence that they that they did obtain.
-- more hopeful.
We're hopeful that it'll feel -- a complete picture is too -- why isn't -- and as the unfortunate incident occurred.
Another black and indeed you I'm the man or woman tried.
She she she's doing fine she's she had been treated him and -- be instrumental in this investigation into you can understand it.
That I don't know that I don't.
-- Forced forcibly -- way to school that would be that would be accurate according to investigators yes -- here.
I think -- I don't I don't want to.
Be too specific there's quite frankly I don't know -- life I would simply had been warned that it was forcibly entered and what's that.
Allowed to enter into I what I what I like to do is it's it's I'd like to.
I get the next portion if you will today and I don't keep your girl that wanted to try and do this as expeditiously and possibly can't get much information out to you.
We'd like to get the the superintendent definitely wants to come up with the -- leaders.
Two to discuss.
Certain -- -- over responsibility.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- The list of IDs and all the information out to you.
For any of you that are new here today both Ted and I've put together a a written specialties.
Wolf will provide those to you at my vehicle please don't rush my vehicle weight that we should have enough for -- -- And if -- bring more -- next time we come up and it just lays out the basic details of everything leading up up until luck today.
All right we will look we will try and -- give -- time but we will try to be back here.
I must say within the hour -- -- make notification as some would view that that again that runaway.
-- yes or one question.
-- you have to understand that after the shooting that we did a complete and thorough search of the entire area the neighborhood.
With a local partners everything everything was examined if we found anyone that was in the woods.
Cutting -- There -- -- there would be detained -- the investigation so there were no other arrests that were associated with this what this investigation.
That occurred okay.
Don't know what month it.
I would I would have you addressed that would be with the superintendent of schools okay great and she can she gave you -- pocketbooks.
We have we will we will be back I'd need to get if I don't get here we're going to be here.
Quite some time I know we have a lot of questions I think the people that are coming here that we're bringing her to speak to you can really answer these questions and put a lot of take a lot of mystery out of what we've been dealing with for the last 44 hours.
Okay we will we will we back we'll -- an event here.