Police took nearly 6 minutes to enter Conn. school

MICHAEL MELIA, Associated Press
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In this photo provided by the Newtown Bee, Connecticut State Police lead children from the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., following a shooting there Friday, Dec. 14, 2012. (Photo credit: Newtown Bee, Shannon Hicks / AP)

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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A report on the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre indicates that nearly six minutes passed between the arrival of the first Newtown police officer and the time local officers entered the school.

A timeline released with the report Monday says the first officer arrived behind the school at 9:39 a.m. after the shooting was reported. Two other Newtown officers then arrived at the school, and gunshots were heard in the background.

The last gunshot officers heard, which is believed to be the suicide shot by gunman Adam Lanza, was heard at three seconds past 9:40.

The report says Newtown officers entered the school at 47 seconds past 9:44.

Prosecutor Stephen Sedensky III wrote in the report that law enforcement officers were operating under the belief there may have been more than one shooter.

 

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