Sandy Hook Report Avoids Naming Killer, Omits His mother From Victims List

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Photos of Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre victims sits at a small memorial near the school on Monday, Jan. 14, 2013, in Newtown, Connecticut. (Credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

With final edits and approvals, members of a commission writing a report on the Newtown, Conn., school massacre have begun to think about the impact their work will have on parents of victims and surviving children, as well as people who might read the document 20 years from now.

Should Nancy Lanza, killed by her son before he went on the rampage, be acknowledged as the 27th victim of the Dec. 14, 2012, tragedy? Should the report begin with a detailed, graphic, almost forensic, recounting of Adam Lanza’s movements inside Sandy Hook Elementary School that day?

And should the report refer to Lanza as “A.L.” — as the draft does throughout, aside from an introductory reference — or use his name, despite the rage and resistance it can stir among the parents?

On Friday, at its second-to-last meeting, the Sandy Hook Advisory Commission confronted these questions and reached a consensus.

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