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Police Release Final Report On Sandy Hook School Shooting

Connecticut State Police have released their final report on Sandy Hook, the culmination of the year-long investigation into the December 2012 shooting at the Newtown, Conn., elementary school that killed 20 children and six adults. The file is several thousand pages long, contains photos, 911 call audio, video, text, and is heavily redacted.

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A heart is emblazoned with crosses to commemorate the 26 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victims in Sandy Hook village in Newtown, Conn., Dec. 13, 2013.

After over a year of investigation, Connecticut state police publicly released their full report on the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 14, 2012.

The report, which is more than 11,000 pages in length, was made available Friday around 3 p.m. ET. It has been heavily redacted and includes text, photos, videos and audio files.

"In the midst of darkness of that day, we saw remarkable heroism and glimpses of grace. We saw Sandy Hook elementary school faculty and staff doing everything in their power to protect their charges," said Police Commissioner Reuben Bradford in a letter accompanying the report. He also heralded the work of law enforcement and community volunteers.

Bradford called the investigation unparalleled in the 110 year history of the Connecticut State Police.

This report marks the conclusion of the state's investigation into the Sandy Hook shooting, though Bradford would not rule out supplemental reports being released in the future.

Connecticut Police Commissioner Reuben Bradford included this letter with the Sandy Hook report.

The report shows that investigators exercised extreme caution in interviewing survivors from the attack, particularly children.

Connecticut State Police

The names of the all the survivors and witnesses who were interviewed have been redacted from the report.

The report contains hundreds of photos from the school and home of shooter Adam Lanza. Photos of victims at the crime scene and autopsies have been redacted. However, the report does reveal photos from the investigation that some may find disturbing.

Outside Victoria Soto's first grade classroom, the second classroom he entered during the rampage. The Glock pistol Lanza used to take his own life lying on the ground.

Michael Hayes is a senior reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

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