Skip to comments.What We Know About Alleged CT School Shooter Adam Lanza
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 Elementarywitnesses 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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We’ve got a real mental health problem in this country. People like Lanza are not being treated.
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.
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.
There were different rules for the mentally ill back then.
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
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".
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.
Where was that picture taken?
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.
Bing image “beslan school massacre”
Be warned...it’s very ugly...
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.
Thank you for posting it.
Come quickly, Lord Jesus.
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.
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.
Or maybe he would not have tried this at the school at all.
Very balanced intelligent statement Thank you.
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.
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