Adam Lanza. (Image courtesy of Western Connecticut State University/USA TODAY)
By Michael Winter, USA TODAY
A Connecticut college I.D. released Tuesday features an eerie photo of Adam Lanza when the Newtown massacre gunman was 16 years old, four years before his rampage at the Sandy Hook Elementary School.
The state attorney general's office released records from Lanza's brief tenure at Western Connecticut State University between the summer of 2008 and spring of 2009, after he had completed high school early, WVIT-TV reported.
The records show that in 2008, Lanza earned an A and an A-minus in two computer science classes, dropped a third computer class, and got a C in a philosophy class - "Introduction to Ethical Theory."
In 2009, he took a German language course and American history. He got an A-minus in history, but no grade was recorded for German.
After the December massacre, the college registrar asked the professor to enter a grade, NBC News says.
When he took a placement exam in May 2008, Lanza refused to answer certain background questions, including his gender or a description of himself. "I choose not to answer," he wrote.
He also answered that he did not have a "documented disabling condition" that could affect his scores.
His mother, Nancy, the first to die Dec. 14, had said her son had Asperger's, a form of autism.
Search warrants released last week revealed that Lanza and his mother had a home arsenal of guns and ammunition.