NEWTOWN, Conn. (CBSNewYork) - Two years after the massacre at Sandy Hook, a panel appointed by Gov. Dannel Malloy will soon release its suggestions for change in the wake of the school tragedy.
It was the Office of the Child Advocate in Connecticut which first reported the absence of coordinated mental health services for children. This was the case, the report found, in the growing up of Adam Lanza, the shooter at Sandy Hook Elementary.
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Sandy Hook Commission To Soon Release Suggestions For Change Following Tragedy
The State of Connecticut report said the school system unwittingly enabled Lanza's mother in her preference to "accommodate and appease" him as he became more withdrawn socially in the time before the Dec. 14, 2012 massacre.
The Office of the Child Advocate identified missed opportunities to provide more appropriate treatment for Lanza, whose social isolation and obsession with mass killings have been detailed by police reports that found the motive for the shooting may never be known.
Following the report, the 16-member Sandy Hook Commission, appointed by Gov. Malloy, will now move forward with its recommendations.
"The recommendations issued by the [Office of the] Child Advocate in this lengthy report need to be taken very seriously and to the extent that we can review, affirm, endorse and build upon some of those recommendations. It is our obligation to do so," Commission Chair Scott Jackson said.
The commission is working to close loopholes and build safer schools and communities going forward.
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