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Shooter in Conn. rampage didn’t like attention, classmates say

NEW YORK — He carried a black briefcase to his 10th-grade honors English class and sat near the door, so he could slip in and out. When called upon he was intelligent, but nervous and fidgety, spitting his words out, as if having to speak up were painful.

Pale, tall, and scrawny, Adam­ Lanza walked through high school in Newtown, Conn., with his hands glued to his sides, the pens in the pocket of his short-sleeve, button-down shirts — among the few things his classmates recalled about him.

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