Because Heller made comments that the government may have been behind the shooting, the Bedford school district fired him after a disciplinary hearing on charges that he suffered from "mental illness."
The person Heller was chatting with online informed the FBI that Heller had received a rifle from a friend soon after the Sandy Hook shootings. Police then monitored him online and off. After Heller purchased a gun police questioned him at his home, which eventually led to his involuntary commitment.
Interestingly, this week we also saw a Sandy Hook investigator die of unexplained causes.
"Due to an apparent mental illness, it would create an undue risk to the safety of the students and faculty of the Bedford Central School District if you were permitted to return to your duties," wrote Hochman.