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Ex-Sandy Hook teacher: Lanza was sweet little boy

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BROCK VERGAKIS | December 23, 2012 03:55 PM EST | AP


REDDING, Conn. — A former teacher at Sandy Hook Elementary School says she remembers the gunman who killed 26 people at the school as a smart, sweet boy in her second-grade class.

Carole MacInnes (MAC'-IN'-ness) says Adam Lanza did not require extra academic attention and he acted normal socially. She says she met his mother during parent-teacher conferences twice, but never his father.

The retired teacher said Sunday that Lanza was a gentle soul and she can't imagine what caused him to want to kill. She never saw him after the second grade.

The 20-year-old Lanza shot and killed his mother before slaughtering 20 children and six adults at the school Dec. 14 and then committing suicide.

MacInnes first confirmed to The Washington Post that Lanza was in her class at Sandy Hook.