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Former Newtown adviser: Shooter had Asperger's, other disorders

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  • Former school adviser Richard Novia says shooter dealt with Asperger’s, other disorders
  • Novia: ‘He couldn’t feel the sensation of pain’
  • ‘There was no indication from his behavior that he would carry out a heinous act’

Former Newtown Board of Education Director of Security Richard Novia told Nancy Grace Monday that school shooter Adam Lanza dealt with Asperger's Syndrome and other disorders. Novia told HLN he was briefed several times on Lanza's condition while working for the school system.

“I’m confirming and have been confirming since the very beginning, and I was probably the first to say it, these conditions existed,” Novia said.

Novia, who interacted with Lanza daily for years, said there was no indication that he would commit a “heinous act” like this.

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