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Connecticut Shooter Adam Lanza: 'Obviously Not Well'
Yahoo ^ | 12/14/12

Posted on 12/14/2012 6:39:59 PM PST by BunnySlippers

Adam Lanza, the 20-year-old who killed 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut this morning, was "obviously not well," a relative told ABC News.

Family friends in Newtown also described the young man as troubled and described his mother Nancy as very rigid. "[Adam] was not connected with the other kids," said one friend.

Late today, police said Nancy Lanza's body was found in the family home. According to sources, Lanza shot his mother in the face, then left the house armed with at least two semi-automatic handguns and a semi-automatic rifle.

State and federal authorities believe his mother may have once worked at the elementary school where Adam went on his deadly rampage, although she was not a teacher, according to relatives, perhaps a volunteer.

(Excerpt) Read more at gma.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2012; adamlanza; lanza; newtown; sandyhook; sandyhookshooter; sandyhookshooting
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1 posted on 12/14/2012 6:40:02 PM PST by BunnySlippers
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To: BunnySlippers

Children stabbed in attack at Chinese school

Police say nearly two dozen children injured in central China province of Henan by knife-wielding villager.

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At least 22 children and one adult have been injured in a knife attack outside a primary school in central China, police say.

An officer said the attack, in the village of Chengping in Henan province, happened shortly before 8am on Friday, as students were arriving for classes.

The attacker, believed to be 36-year-old villager Min Yingjun, is in police custody, said officials.

A county hospital administrator said the man first attacked an elderly woman, then students, before being subdued by security guards. Two students have since been transferred to “better-equipped” hospitals outside the county.

China has witnessed a spate of school stabbings in recent years, leading to more security guards being deployed across the vast country.

In March 2010, eight children were murdered in Nanping, Fujian province, by 41-year-old knifeman Zheng Minsheng. The attacker was executed a month later, hours before 33-year-old Chen Kangbing injured 16 students and a teacher at Hongfu Primary School in Leizhou, Guangdong.

In April 29 2010, 28 school children - mostly four-year-olds - were stabbed alongside two teachers and a security guard in Taixing, Jiangsu. On April 30, Wang Yonglai committed suicide after using a hammer to attack preschool children in Weifang, Shandong.

Further attacks in the months and years following have left 11 children and four adults dead, and several more injured.

Source: Al Jazeera


2 posted on 12/14/2012 6:43:04 PM PST by Sir Francis Dashwood ("Arjuna, why have you have dropped your bow???")
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To: BunnySlippers

“Obama will export machine-guns to Mexican Narco Kingpins, with the objective of massively driving up narco bloodshed. Even if cops die, that’s part of his plan..!”

Just 2 years ago that would have sounded COMPLETELY crazy, right?

Can you imagine anything even crazier...? I can, and I think we’re seeing it.

I think also it’s no coincidence he had his little “cry” in the Brady Room of the WH, and I think they’re again “not letting a crisis to go waste”.


3 posted on 12/14/2012 6:43:56 PM PST by gaijin
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To: Sir Francis Dashwood

May 12, 2010: Seven children and two adults are stabbed to death at a kindergarten in Shaanxi province.

April 30: Five children are injured in a school in Fujian province after a man attacks them with an iron hammer before burning himself to death.

April 29: A man attacks children with a knife used to slaughter pigs, injuring 29, in Jiangsu province.

April 28: A teacher who had been on sick leave since 2006 for mental problems injure at least 15 pupils and a teacher in a knife attack at a primary school in Guangdong province.

April 12: A man kills a second grader and an elderly woman near an elementary school in the southern Guangxi region, a day before he was to be sent to hospital for psychological treatment.

March 23: A doctor stabs to death eight children outside their elementary school in Fujian province.

March 2, 2009: Two pre-schoolers are killed and others injured at a primary school in Guangdong province.

February 24, 2008: A former student at the Leizhou No 2 Middle School in Guangdong kills a two students before killing himself.

June, 2007: An attacker breaks into a primary school in Guangdong and kills one child.

May 24, 2006: A man hacks a neighbour to death in Henan province before taking 19 elementary school students hostage and killing one.

November 25, 2004: Nine boys are stabbed to death in a high school dormitory in Henan.

August 4, 2004: A part-time gatekeeper at a Beijing kindergarten kills one child and slashes 14 others and three teachers.


4 posted on 12/14/2012 6:45:01 PM PST by Sir Francis Dashwood ("Arjuna, why have you have dropped your bow???")
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To: BunnySlippers

a tragedy all around... would that medication control be the real culprit v. gun control which the media will trumpet as the cause celebre.. sounds like we need more media taking their meds as well.. and that cooler heads prevail.


5 posted on 12/14/2012 6:45:21 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: gaijin

Obama has a history of using his middle finger to wipe his brow. This time it was nowhere in evidence.


6 posted on 12/14/2012 6:46:31 PM PST by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: NormsRevenge

This man is not the only crazy person in this picture.


7 posted on 12/14/2012 6:50:27 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: BunnySlippers
Obama has a history of supporting baby killing and having us pay for it.
8 posted on 12/14/2012 6:51:54 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: BunnySlippers

Who is the person in the woods that was taken in to custody?


9 posted on 12/14/2012 6:53:32 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: BunnySlippers

It seems to me that his mother erred by not keeping her firearms inaccessible by such a mentally troubled son.


10 posted on 12/14/2012 6:56:44 PM PST by expat2
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To: BunnySlippers

Father wasn’t killed then?


11 posted on 12/14/2012 6:58:20 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: BunnySlippers

I could have sworn the second time he wiped the corner of his eye with his left hand he had the middle finger prominently displayed. Perhaps I was too distracted by his faux crying.


12 posted on 12/14/2012 6:58:46 PM PST by machogirl (First they came for my tagline, (it's back). 2008, the Decline of America)
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To: presently no screen name

That is not a quote from me.


13 posted on 12/14/2012 6:59:12 PM PST by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: Revolting cat!

Was the father in NJ or CT?

And, this story becomes convoluted with time.


14 posted on 12/14/2012 7:00:47 PM PST by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

The mother was rigid. Great, now they’re going to blame the parent. Maybe she tried for years to get her son help and the medical system didn’t respond. I know someone trying to get an elderly relative with Alzheimers into a nursing home and it’s a months-long horrible slog.


15 posted on 12/14/2012 7:00:53 PM PST by Ciexyz
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To: expat2

That’s the way it seems to me too. We’ll have to wait and see whether they were locked up and how he got them. There are a lot of possibilities, everything from a very tragic accident to outright negligence.


16 posted on 12/14/2012 7:01:09 PM PST by palmer (Jim, please bill me 50 cents for this completely useless post)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

This information changes a lot...now that she’s not a teacher, just possibly a volunteer...


17 posted on 12/14/2012 7:05:15 PM PST by txhurl (Zero on America: Drive it like you stole it)
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To: BunnySlippers

Here is a local newspaper link:

http://www.newstimes.com


18 posted on 12/14/2012 7:05:33 PM PST by mojo114 (Pray for our military)
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To: BunnySlippers

The Hungerford massacre occurred in Hungerford, Berkshire, England, on 19 August 1987. The gunman, 27-year-old Michael Robert Ryan (b. 18 May 1960), armed with two semi-automatic rifles and a handgun, shot and killed sixteen people including his mother, and wounded fifteen others, then fatally shot himself.

The Firearms (Amendment) Act 1988[2] was passed in the wake of the massacre, which banned the ownership of semi-automatic centre-fire rifles and restricted the use of shotguns with a magazine capacity of more than three rounds. Ryan’s collection of weapons had been legally licensed.


19 posted on 12/14/2012 7:05:55 PM PST by DJ Taylor (Once again our country is at war, and once again the Democrats have sided with our enemy.)
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To: expat2

Maybe she acquired them to protect herself from her own son.


20 posted on 12/14/2012 7:06:07 PM PST by Alberta's Child ("I am the master of my fate ... I am the captain of my soul.")
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To: presently no screen name

How inappropriate of you to bring politics into this tragedy. It is totally irrelevant that Obama favors the mass slaughter of millions of innocent children in the womb with eyes, mouths, lungs, toes, fingers and feelings.


21 posted on 12/14/2012 7:09:50 PM PST by heye2monn (A)
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To: Revolting cat!

My station didn’t admit they rush w/info but simply said the father and Ryan are cooperating with police.

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/peter-lanza/11/515/83b


22 posted on 12/14/2012 7:09:49 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: BunnySlippers

I know! It’s from me - I italicized what you said and added my own words. Sorry for the confusion. I was thinking of his bogus crying while he is a strong supporter of the helpless babies being slaughtered.


23 posted on 12/14/2012 7:19:25 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: Alberta's Child
Maybe she acquired them to protect herself from her own son.

Or maybe to bribe him not to stab her. Maybe this, maybe that. All speculation.

24 posted on 12/14/2012 7:20:37 PM PST by palmer (Jim, please bill me 50 cents for this completely useless post)
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To: txhurl

And I read she was a teacher’s aide. It seems the school’s website has been taken down so not sure if she was a teacher or not. So much we don’t know yet.


25 posted on 12/14/2012 7:21:01 PM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: BunnySlippers

Maybe what I am about to say is just nuts but sometimes I wonder if some of these pyschos are really Manchurian candidates of some kind. There is something about these attrocities that are so over-the-top and theatrical in nature in a very evil way. Aurora, Oregon, Newtown, Columbine, the murder of the Amish girls!


26 posted on 12/14/2012 7:21:06 PM PST by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: Sir Francis Dashwood

later


27 posted on 12/14/2012 7:23:10 PM PST by I_be_tc
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To: ilovesarah2012

One of the early reports said that his mother had called in sick (or maybe he had called in for her, since by then he had probably already killed her). I guess that’s why they buzzed him into the building, because they knew him as her son and probably thought he was coming to tell them something about her or pick up something.


28 posted on 12/14/2012 7:27:24 PM PST by livius
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To: heye2monn

It is never inappropriate. I’m not sorry if I offended you. KILLING of babies is more relevant than your feelings. It never stops being relevant.


29 posted on 12/14/2012 7:27:28 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: machogirl

Yeah he did use his middle finger to wipe his eye.


30 posted on 12/14/2012 7:30:05 PM PST by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: cradle of freedom

VA Tech - where the student killed 34.


31 posted on 12/14/2012 7:31:23 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: ViLaLuz

thanks, I thought he did. I use my forefinger.


32 posted on 12/14/2012 7:35:24 PM PST by machogirl (First they came for my tagline, (it's back). 2008, the Decline of America)
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To: txhurl; Ciexyz

Not talking about the mama either. Perhaps I’m being too subtle?

IDIOTS WHO THINK THAT CURTAILING THE PUBLIC CAPABILITY FOR SELF DEFENSE WILL DO ANYTHING DIFFERENT THAN WHAT IT HAS DONE A MILLION TIMES IN THE PAST! THOSE CRAZIES!


33 posted on 12/14/2012 7:38:53 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: Sir Francis Dashwood

“The attacker was executed a month later, “

Here it would take about fifteen years,or never.

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34 posted on 12/14/2012 7:44:37 PM PST by Mears
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To: BunnySlippers

armed with at least two semi-automatic handguns and a semi-automatic rifle.

I will assume that a vast majority of Freepers understand what this means but for those that do not it means nothing more then if you want to fire a round of ammunition you need to pull the trigger for each round you want to fire.


35 posted on 12/14/2012 7:56:14 PM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: BunnySlippers

I wonder about the killers mental health history. I wonder when his last hospitalization was, how many psychiatric hospitalizations did he have, and how difficult he was to manage.

He had a personality disorder, I imagine he was difficult to manage, along with a form of autism that can combine with selected PD in a lethal fashion.

In our enlightened mental health system, young people who previously were able to be hosptialized and medicated by parental consent, when they turn 18 are free to decline medication. Hosptialization requires immediate danger to self or others and at times only the patient knows the answer to that question. Multiple adult hosptializations may over time permit a guardian to be appoionted and in some states permit the forcing of medication on a non-forensic patient.

Medications would be forced after due cause is shown and mulitple hospitalizaitons, because short stay is the only option unless there is a serious crime committed. The leftists in the culture have decided not to protect the mentally ill from the preditors in the populace and not to protect the populace from the preditory and severely mentally ill.

One more reason it is a terrifying culture out there.


36 posted on 12/14/2012 8:04:39 PM PST by Chickensoup (Leftist Totalitarian Fascism coming to a country like yours.)
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To: SECURE AMERICA

Actually, he was armed with the two handguns. The rifle was found in his vehicle.


37 posted on 12/14/2012 8:07:34 PM PST by ApplegateRanch (Love me, love my guns!©)
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To: BunnySlippers

I live in Indiana and they, like many other states have released to the streets or “halfway houses” people who were residents in their state hospitals....people who did not want to leave....people who the staff knew should have not been released.....people who are now homeless or worse. Pathetic....


38 posted on 12/14/2012 8:10:27 PM PST by terycarl
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Haven’t heard that he was a member of the ecil Tea PArty yet...

Must have registered democrap, or it would be all over the news


39 posted on 12/14/2012 8:12:20 PM PST by Mr. K (some days even my lucky rocketship underpants don't help...)
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Haven’t heard that he was a member of the ecil Tea PArty yet...

Must have registered democrap, or it would be all over the news


40 posted on 12/14/2012 8:12:28 PM PST by Mr. K (some days even my lucky rocketship underpants don't help...)
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To: terycarl

Yes, in fact any talk of gun control should shift to the problem of the vast numbers of mentally ill on the streets.


41 posted on 12/14/2012 8:13:50 PM PST by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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Obama has a history of using his middle finger to wipe his brow. This time it was nowhere in evidence.

On the contrary, the second tear was wiped away with his middle finger !

42 posted on 12/14/2012 8:15:19 PM PST by Uriel-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your teaching is my delight.)
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To: Chickensoup

I have not posted them, but there are a lot of articles stating he was very mentally ill.

Obama doesn’t care about mentally ill people ...


43 posted on 12/14/2012 8:15:39 PM PST by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: Uri’el-2012

Really? He is a charlatan!


44 posted on 12/14/2012 8:16:46 PM PST by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: Mr. K

Dad is a big wig at GE
http://www.linkedin.com/pub/peter-lanza/11/515/83b?_mSplash=1


45 posted on 12/14/2012 8:19:57 PM PST by RummyChick
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To: machogirl

Most people who are really crying and upset would have let the tears flow.
Hussein couldn’t muster up a real tear..so he twice wiped away: NOTHING.


46 posted on 12/14/2012 8:20:08 PM PST by Mountain Mary (Pray for our Republic...)
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To: RummyChick

He’d better lawyer up and quick.


47 posted on 12/14/2012 8:28:51 PM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: Alberta's Child

[Maybe she acquired them to protect herself from her own son.]

Very likely.


48 posted on 12/14/2012 8:30:00 PM PST by KansasGirl ("If you have a business, you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen."--B. Hussein Obama)
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To: BunnySlippers

the problem isn’t guns...

the problem is crazy people.

start putting them back in the nuthouses


49 posted on 12/14/2012 8:43:19 PM PST by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: BunnySlippers

One of the horrors of HIPPA is that this sort of information is kept secret and none of the providers can talk.


50 posted on 12/14/2012 8:47:33 PM PST by Chickensoup (Leftist Totalitarian Fascism coming to a country like yours.)
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