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Sandy Hook shooting report released

A newly released report on the Dec. 14, 2012 school shooting that killed 26 people sheds new light on the tragedy.

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Photos of Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre victims sits at a small memorial near the school on January 14, 2013 in Newtown, Connecticut. The town marked a month anniversay since the massacre of 26 children and adults at the school, the second-worst such shooting in U.S. history. (John Moore/AFP/Getty Images)

A report on the deadly Dec. 14, 2012 school shooting that killed 20 children and six adults in Newtown Connecticut will be officially released Monday, and is expected to shine new light on a national tragedy.

Although the report will not be the final report on the police response to the killings, it has been described as a 44-page "summary" of the official investigation, according to the Los Angeles Times, adding to the little information that has thus far been released on the incident in the past year. 

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The report was released at 3:00 PM ET, according to CNN, which reported that police were on the scene of the shooting only 4 minutes after the first 911 call came through, while shooter Adam Lanza killed himself a minute after authorities arrival. 

It remains unknown if the full evidence file from the Connecticut State Police will be released, while the Associated Press is continuing to fight a legal battle against lead investigator State's Attorney Stephen Sedensky III for the release of the 911 tapes.

Both the Connecticut Freedom of Information Commission and the Connecticut court system has ruled in the news service's favor, according to AP sources. New Britain Superior Court Judge Eliot Prescott will listen to the recordings and determine if they will be publicly released. 

Newtown residents are steeling themselves for the release of the records, which first city selectman Pat Llodra told the Los Angeles Times would be "very difficult" for the community. 

"We are gearing up for the release of the investigation report, will learn of the disposition of the tapes of the 911 calls, and will experience the first anniversary of the tragedy at Sandy Hook School," said Llodra to the Times. "Each of these happenings has the potential to feel like a body blow – it takes our breath away and we struggle to regain our balance."

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