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Newtown gunman’s father meets with Conn. official

Updated Friday, Jan. 24, 2014 | 11:18 a.m.

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — The father of the gunman in the Sandy Hook Elementary School killings has agreed to help a Connecticut commission obtain his son's school and medical records, which members hope can shed more light on the tragedy.

Peter Lanza met for an hour Thursday with Hamden Mayor Scott Jackson, chairman of the Sandy Hook Advisory Commission, which is investigating the massacre of 20 first-graders and six educators in Newtown in December 2012 by Lanza's son, Adam.

Jackson said Friday he met with Lanza in Stamford and discussed having Lanza sign release forms related his son's health and education records.

A spokesman for Peter Lanza said he had no comment.

Commission members have said they need more information about Adam Lanza's mental state before making recommendations to change mental health policy.