Did massacre gunman make internet threat the day before Sandy Hook massacre?
PUBLISHED: 23:51 EST, 15 December 2012 | UPDATED: 06:27 EST, 16 December 2012
An eery post on an Internet message board made Wednesday night by a user allegedly in Connecticut who threatened to kill himself on Friday morning and ‘make the news,’ is raising some questions as to whether it was Newtown Elementary School shooter Adam Lanza.
According toInfowars.com, the post appeared on the 4Chan web site at 10:18pm Wednesday and was made by a user with the user name ‘iKTatjYX.’
The post stated, ‘I’m going to kill myself on Friday and it will make the news, be watching at 9am.’
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Under the message is a grisly photo of the lifeless bodies of Columbine school shooters Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold sprawled out in a pool of blood.
In the thread, username ‘iKTatjYX’ is asked he was, to which he responded, ‘I live in Connecticut, that’s as much as I’ll say.’
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The site 4chan is a controversial message board The Guardian once called ‘lunatic, juvenile… brilliant, ridiculous and alarming.’
It was noted in the message section that username ‘iKTatjYX’ has not posted since the shootings.
Investigators said they have found ‘some very good evidence’ to explain what drove gunman Adam Lanza, 20, to slaughter 20 children all aged six and seven and six adults at the Connecticut elementary school.
Newtown was ranked the fifth safest city in America by the website NeighborhoodScout.com based on 2011 crime statistics.
‘This wonderful town that we all love for its peace, beauty, the great schools – all of that – has become Columbine,’ said Julie Maxwell Shull, a sixth-grade teacher at Reed Intermediate School, referring to the high school that was site of a 1999 shooting in Colorado.
‘We came here because it was going to be a good, safe community for our kids,’ said Catherine Hunyadi, as she and her husband wiped tears from their eyes. ‘You don’t send your kids to school thinking something like this might happen.’
Reports have also emerged that the Mr Lanza had visited the school the day before Friday’s massacre during which he was involved in an altercation with four members of staff at the school – three of whom are now dead.
The staff member’s testimony might be an ‘important piece of information’ for discerning motive in this case, reports NBC.
While initial reports had suggested school principal Mrs Hochsprung buzzed Mr Lanza into the building – bypassing the newly-installed security system – police have confirmed that the shooter forced his way in.
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