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What We Know About Alleged CT School Shooter Adam Lanza
GOTHAMIST ^ | 12.14.2012 | Gothamist

Posted on 12/14/2012 2:47:15 PM PST by Morgana

After a whole lot of confusion, the NY Post, NY Times and other news outlets have now identified Adam Lanza as the suspect in the tragic shooting at an elementary school in Connecticut this morning. Altogether, at least 27 people were killed, including 20 children, when the 20-year-old Lanza allegedly walked into the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown and opened fire.

NBC initially reported that a Ryan Lanza killed his father in Hoboken NJ this morning, then drove to Connecticut to Sandy Hook Elementary School, where his mother Nancy is a kindergarten teacher. It would be an understatement to say that there have been several conflicting reports about this timeline though: some reported that a body was found in a family home at 36 Yogananda Street in Newtown. CNN reported that Lanza's younger brother was found dead in Hoboken; a previous AP report claimed the younger brother was being held for questioning. That has since been amended to read that the 24-year-old Ryan Lanza, the older brother, is being questioned, but is not considered a suspect.

Around 9:30 a.m., Adam Lanza is said to have opened fire in the offices at Sandy Hook Elementary—witnesses told the Post that screams and gunshots were heard over the intercom of the school. Lanza then reportedly went into his mother's kindergarten class, killed his mother, then opened fire on the children. Police confirmed that all the shootings took place in one section of the school, in only two rooms.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; US: Connecticut
KEYWORDS: adamlanza; lanza; sandyhook; sandyhookshooter; sandyhookshooting; school; shooter
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1 posted on 12/14/2012 2:47:24 PM PST by Morgana
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To: Morgana

I’m curious about the mask he was wearing.


2 posted on 12/14/2012 2:53:00 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Morgana

So he shot his way in to get to the defenseless victims. A CHL bearer allowed to exercise his/her training could have made this a maybe 1-2 victim plus perp level tragedy.


3 posted on 12/14/2012 2:57:01 PM PST by 5thGenTexan
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To: Morgana

I can’t imagine what could cause a person to kill or injure little children except insanity or Satan.


4 posted on 12/14/2012 2:59:25 PM PST by yarddog (One shot one miss.)
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To: Morgana

Cain killed a bunch of Abels today. What a twisted tasbard to do such heinous acts of slaughter. Devil DID make him do it.


5 posted on 12/14/2012 3:01:09 PM PST by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: 5thGenTexan

Also, here in Texas, many if not all school districts have an SRO (Student Resource Officer) on every campus. They are uniformed LEO from the city the campus is located in. The school is their ‘beat’. Off duty LEO (city/county) are also paid to provide security at games and events.


6 posted on 12/14/2012 3:02:49 PM PST by 5thGenTexan
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To: 5thGenTexan; Morgana; cripplecreek
Cavuto was interviewing a Detective this pm, and the guy said "do away with metal detectors and put somebody in the schools with a gun (not quoting, just giving the point). Makes perfect sense to me!!!

Deterrent for sure!


7 posted on 12/14/2012 3:07:49 PM PST by WVKayaker ("Hang in there, America. Fight for what is right." - Sarah Palin 11/7/12)
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To: yarddog

Ever heard of Beslan?


8 posted on 12/14/2012 3:09:18 PM PST by 353FMG ( Libiralsm is Satanism under the guise of compassion.)
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To: 5thGenTexan

I think there are enough PARENTS to stand guard over their offspring! Arm them and the teachers!


9 posted on 12/14/2012 3:09:38 PM PST by WVKayaker ("Hang in there, America. Fight for what is right." - Sarah Palin 11/7/12)
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To: WVKayaker

It certainly wasn’t something we worried about when I was in school in the early 80s.


10 posted on 12/14/2012 3:11:53 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: 353FMG

beslan was satan personified, pure evil.


11 posted on 12/14/2012 3:11:56 PM PST by bravo whiskey
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To: WVKayaker

Guns stop shooters. People stop bullets.


12 posted on 12/14/2012 3:14:41 PM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: WVKayaker

That is what the Israelis do. It seems to work reasonably well for them.


13 posted on 12/14/2012 3:16:52 PM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: Morgana

So how’s the divorce/cohabitation “industry” working out? Oh, and did they “stop domestic violence” since those great laws were passed during the ‘80s and ‘90s?


14 posted on 12/14/2012 3:19:35 PM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: yarddog

“I can’t imagine what could cause a person to kill or injure little children except insanity or Satan.”

My wife asked me if this made me question my belief in God; I told her it reaffirmed my belief in the Devil.


15 posted on 12/14/2012 3:21:46 PM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: bravo whiskey

We should stop blaming Satan for every evil in this world. To do so would make mankind blameless.

Ever heard of free will? Satan had little to do with Beslan — it was all Islam and its teaching.


16 posted on 12/14/2012 3:21:46 PM PST by 353FMG
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To: Morgana

Obama on TV whining and play-crying that the children had their entire lives ahead of them. However, he and his abortion murdering liberal friends shed no tears for the 53 million murdered abortion children. He sheds no tears for the partial-aborted ones tossed on the table to die when they botch the abortion. Two faced liar he is.


17 posted on 12/14/2012 3:25:55 PM PST by RetiredArmy (1 Cor 15: 50-54 & 1 Thess 4: 13-17. That about covers it.)
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To: 353FMG


18 posted on 12/14/2012 3:28:21 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Morgana

FYI

Connecticut: Certificate of Eligibility for Pistol or Revolver required to purchase handguns. Applicants must complete an approved handgun safety course, and pass a NICS background check prior to issuance of certificate. Certificate of Eligibility valid for five years. Permit needed to carry open or concealed.


19 posted on 12/14/2012 3:29:58 PM PST by Mr Rogers (America is becoming California, and California is becoming Detroit. Detroit is already hell.)
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To: WVKayaker

20 posted on 12/14/2012 3:32:34 PM PST by reegs
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To: Morgana

We’ve got a real mental health problem in this country. People like Lanza are not being treated.


21 posted on 12/14/2012 3:32:41 PM PST by popdonnelly
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To: WVKayaker

I agree, arm the teachers. I think a program similar to the one used to arm airline pilots should be given some thought. As with an airplane cabin this would help harden the school safety perimeter and provide an extra layer of defense should it be penetrated.

I’m sure we are going to learn a lot more as time passes but I’m curious about the shooters mom, now dead, would have a Sig and two semi auto hand guns register to herself. Perhaps she was a gun enthusiast but I doubt it. It’s my guess her 20 year old son and shooter persuaded her to buy them in his behalf. It will be interesting to learn why she might ave done this. Maybe the 24 year old son can provide some answers. A sad and demented massacre for sure.


22 posted on 12/14/2012 3:32:58 PM PST by snoringbear (Government is the Pimp,)
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To: 5thGenTexan
Also, here in Texas, many if not all school districts have an SRO (Student Resource Officer) on every campus

No, not all. If there is one, he's usually asleep out in the parking lot or harrassing students. He'd have been of absolutely no help in this situation. The only way to have stopped this would have been for the teacher to be armed.

23 posted on 12/14/2012 3:37:06 PM PST by bgill (We've passed the point of no return. Welcome to Al Amerika.)
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To: cripplecreek

There were different rules for the mentally ill back then.


24 posted on 12/14/2012 3:37:31 PM PST by pacpam (action=consequence and applies in all cases - friend of victory)
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To: Morgana
The deadliest massacre of children in the United States was NOT by guns.

The deadliest school children massacre in U.S. history is the Bath School Disaster. This horrifying incident happened in the town of Bath, Michigan. The bombing occurred on 18 May 1927 and 38 elementary school children and 6 adults were killed with 58 injured. The children ages ranged from 7 to 14 and all were attending the Bath Consolidated School. The perpetrator was Andrew P. Kehoe who used dynamite. His motive: Foreclosure on his farm due to unpaid taxes for the school

25 posted on 12/14/2012 3:40:23 PM PST by MasterGunner01
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To: snoringbear
I’m curious about the shooters mom, now dead, would have a Sig and two semi auto hand guns register to herself.

Good catch, I once watched my local gun shop guy throw out a grannie who was in his store with her teen aged grand-thug trying to get a repair on "her" saturay night special.

It's amazing what idiot relatives will do for their "kids".

26 posted on 12/14/2012 3:42:12 PM PST by norton
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To: Morgana
They say he shot his mom at home, then went to the school. I am wondering did his mom get him a job there? is that why they let him in?
27 posted on 12/14/2012 3:46:55 PM PST by shoff (Vote Democratic it beats thinking!)
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To: yarddog

You cannot outlaw insanity.

He killed his parents-—that is insane.
Then he killed innocent children insane.

Certainly as insane as the Chinese knife weilding killer in China.

Who knows when a person is about to lose his mind and commit a crazed act such as this.

My heartfelt condolences to the families of these innocent children.My heartfelt anger for those who would take advantage of this terrible tradgedy to push their agenda of disarming America.


28 posted on 12/14/2012 3:49:45 PM PST by Venturer
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To: Chode

Where was that picture taken?


29 posted on 12/14/2012 3:50:30 PM PST by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: shoff

they let him in they guess cuz they knew him from being there. Or he knew how to gain access. No reports that he worked there.

Maybe he was reported that his mother was ill.


30 posted on 12/14/2012 3:52:13 PM PST by campaignPete R-CT (campaigned for local conservatives only)
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To: knarf
Beslan... and she survived by the grace of God
31 posted on 12/14/2012 3:56:36 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: knarf

Bing image “beslan school massacre”

Be warned...it’s very ugly...


32 posted on 12/14/2012 3:58:27 PM PST by Popman
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To: snoringbear

How many millions of school children do we have spending how many millions of days a year in school, and we have, what, maybe a dozen murdered there in a year? That’s far, far safer than anywhere else.

I think more dangerous (e.g., inner city) schools already have armed guards, but for safer ones like this, I’d think that maybe having a couple of armed employees on the premises with special training—and I wouldn’t care if they were cooks or teachers or guidance counselors or whatever—would be sufficient. I don’t think we need to go overboard with more expensive programs and hundreds of thousands more armed government employees.

Additionally, something needs to be done about the number of mentally ill and frighteningly drugged out and about.


33 posted on 12/14/2012 3:59:53 PM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: Chode
I remember that horror but never saw that picture.

Thank you for posting it.


Come quickly, Lord Jesus.

34 posted on 12/14/2012 3:59:56 PM PST by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: Morgana

On ‘Criminal Minds’ the BAU profilers call it a “psychotic break” when a person goes nuts like this.
Essentially, something triggers and reality is lost to nearly complete delusion.

The thing is, somebody close to this punk had to have seen something was way off.


35 posted on 12/14/2012 4:01:08 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: popdonnelly

Yes we do indeed have a huge mental health problem, it is easier for the liberals to blame firearms. Liberal lawsuits and changes in legislation have brought us to the point where it is all but impossible to get mental health help. Not only do the laws work against getting any help for an adult that does not fully cooperate- there is not enough mental health services for the needs of any age group.

Addiction is also a problem that needs to be addressed, many people who are drug or alcohol addicts are self medicating for mental issues. Not to mention drug and alcohol addiction can also create its own mental issues not only for the user but for their children- so round and round it goes.


36 posted on 12/14/2012 4:04:38 PM PST by Tammy8 (~Secure the border and deport all illegals- do it now! ~ Support our Troops!~)
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To: MasterGunner01
Glad you brought up Mr. Keyhoe, who if i remember correctly, was at one time a school board member and was mightily angered by his other board members passing a higher mileage so he refused to payup.
37 posted on 12/14/2012 4:05:49 PM PST by robowombat
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To: 5thGenTexan
A CHL bearer allowed to exercise his/her training could have made this a maybe 1-2 victim plus perp level tragedy.

Or maybe he would not have tried this at the school at all.

38 posted on 12/14/2012 4:18:25 PM PST by Mygirlsmom (If bad plastic surgeons were banned, then Bob Costas' normal face would still be alive.)
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To: Venturer

Very balanced intelligent statement Thank you.


39 posted on 12/14/2012 4:21:19 PM PST by mississippi red-neck
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To: Lancey Howard; Morgana; neverdem
The thing is, somebody close to this punk had to have seen something was way off.

Sometimes when a troubled person makes up their mind, that can exhibit as relief or happiness. A personality change perhaps, but that could present as a positive change to those around him.

It's hard to know what someone else is "really" thinking.

40 posted on 12/14/2012 4:22:16 PM PST by fanfan ("If Muslim kids were asked to go to church on Sunday and take Holy Communion there would be war.")
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To: popdonnelly

I disagree. I think we are going to find out that this lunatic was jacked up on all kinds of prescription “drugz” just to make him “normal.”

Give him some Prozac and then turn him out on the street. Let’s sit back and watch the carnage.

We really do need to drag the psycho profession into this, kicking and screaming if need be.

THEY ARE CULPABLE!


41 posted on 12/14/2012 4:32:59 PM PST by ConradofMontferrat (T)
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To: Morgana
Wonder if the NYT et al ad nauseum will catch up with the fact this kid went after 20 little ones after hearing the boast by that Michigan union protestor that he'd killed 20 people?
42 posted on 12/14/2012 4:37:51 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: robowombat
You may be correct on Kehoe — my memory is a little foggy on the details.

However, the worst massacres of children were done by the “Religion of Peace” in Beslan, Russia (1 September 2004). Here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beslan_school_hostage_crisis

The second worst was the Bath Consolidated School bombing in Bath, Michigan, as discussed.

Third worst was Virginia Tech (16 April 2007) done by Seung-Hui Cho who killed 32 and wounded 25.

Fourth was the Ma’alot, Israel, school attack. Members of the “Religion of Peace” attacked the school on 15 May 1974, killing 31 and wounding 70.

43 posted on 12/14/2012 4:37:54 PM PST by MasterGunner01
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To: Venturer

In the UK Daily Mail online their report indicates the 20 year old Lanza was mentally disabled.


44 posted on 12/14/2012 4:59:00 PM PST by kiltie65
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To: bgill

Unfortunately I’m inclined to agree with you on this one. Sounds like it happened so fast it would have been hard to stop most of the deaths. I don’t know the exact timeline, but an armed teacher in another classroom may have been able to prevent a few of the deaths. This is a horrible tragedy, but no anti-gun law would have prevented it.


45 posted on 12/14/2012 5:05:43 PM PST by Private_Sector_Does_It_Better (I AM ANDREW BREITBART)
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To: kiltie65

I saw another report that said Adam was an honor student in 9th grade. Of course, false reports have been issued by NBC and CNN. There was an interview with somebody who claimed to be a friend of the brother Ryan. He said Ryan was into arts and video games and never talked about Adam or his parents. When he was asked it did not seem odd that he never spoke about his family, the so-called friend said, “No.”


46 posted on 12/14/2012 5:11:12 PM PST by Jane Austen (Boycott the Philadelphia Eagles!)
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To: cripplecreek

“It certainly wasn’t something we worried about when I was in school in the early 80s.”

That was before Prozac.


47 posted on 12/14/2012 5:19:38 PM PST by BobL (Did you know that the Chinese now buy close to twice as many new cars as Americans each year?)
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To: Venturer
in a nation of 300,000,000, you're going to have a handful of pure evil nuts....you'll have a small minority of haters like the inner city yutes who think its funny to beat passerbys....

lets be thankful that we have mostly peaceful people.....

that being said, if people are known to be nuts or evil, guns must never be around for them to get access....responsible people must lock them away, hide them away, or otherwise prevent the crazies from getting to them.....

48 posted on 12/14/2012 5:22:05 PM PST by cherry
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To: campaignPete R-CT

they let him in they guess cuz they knew him from being there. Or he knew how to gain access. No reports that he worked there.


It is possible the school has a badge access system.


49 posted on 12/14/2012 5:22:18 PM PST by fudimo
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To: campaignPete R-CT

they let him in they guess cuz they knew him from being there. Or he knew how to gain access. No reports that he worked there.


It is possible the school has a badge access system. And he used his mother’s badge.


50 posted on 12/14/2012 5:22:59 PM PST by fudimo
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