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Vance Says Misinformation on Crime Being Posted on Social Media

December 16, 2012

Misinformation on the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, is being posted on social media websites, and that will be prosecuted, Lieutenant J. Paul Vance said in a televised briefing.

He said the last autopsy results on the shooting suspect and his mother will be reported this afternoon. Vance also said that they have not released a timeline of the events from Dec. 14 yet. Vance is with the Connecticut State Police.

The social media postings have been inaccurate, threatening, and people have been posing as the shooter and others and may be in violation of federal and state laws, Vance said.

Police officials said it’s much too early to begin to comment on when the children will return to Sandy Hook Elementary School.

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Dan Hart at dahart@bloomberg.net


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