File: Mom of Conn. mass killer mulled move to Wash. state with son

HARTFORD, Conn. - The mother of the gunman who massacred 20 children and six teachers in Newtown, Conn., last year was tentatively planning to move with her son to Washington state and enroll him in a special school, newly released documents show.

That information was included in thousands of pages of documents released Friday by Connecticut State Police from the investigation into last year's school massacre carried out by Adam Lanza.

According to those documents, a male friend of Lanza's mother, Nancy, told investigators she had planned to sell their home in Newtown and move to Washington state or North Carolina, where she hoped Adam could get a job. She planned to buy an RV for Adam Lanza to sleep in.

If they moved to Washington state, Nancy said, there was a special school where she planned to enroll him. The name of the school was not immediately available.

In North Carolina, she said, a friend owned a computer firm and had agreed to give Adam a job and teach him the business.

Adam Lanza, 20, was previously described as a quiet, awkward young man who was able to take apart and reassemble a computer in a matter of minutes but rarely spoke to anyone.

In high school, Lanza used to slither through the hallways, awkwardly pressing himself against the wall while wearing the same green shirt and khaki pants every day. He hardly ever talked to classmates and once gave a presentation entirely by computer, never uttering a single word, acquaintances said.

Lanza seemed to spend most of his time in his own large space in the basement of the home he shared with his mother - the same basement where she kept a collection of guns, said Russell Ford, a friend of Nancy Lanza's who had done chimney and pipe work on the house.

Newly released images taken at the Lanza home show an open case of earplugs used to protect the hearing of someone firing a gun, curved ammunition magazines and gun cases. One room's windows are covered with dark plastic bags.

In Nancy Lanza's room, where she was killed in bed, the rifle used by her son lay on the floor nearby.

The documents' release marks the end of the investigation into the Dec. 14, 2012, massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School that left 20 first-graders and six educators dead.

Lanza went to the school after killing his mother, Nancy, inside their home. He committed suicide with a handgun as police arrived at the school.