Whoa. The message, if real, was posted Wednesday night.
From the article above.
“The gunman in the Newtown massacre had an “altercation” with four staff members at Sandy Hook Elementary School the day before”
I wonder if there was a recent crisis intervention of some sort.
Sherlach, 56, was an expert in psychology, having earned her undergraduate degree in that subject at SUNY Cortland and a master’s degree at Southern Connecticut State University.
Before becoming a school psychologist, she worked as a rehabilitation assistant at a psychiatric facility, at a group home for disabled adults and as a community mental health placement specialist.
Her experience in education included stints in the Redding, North Haven and New Haven public school systems before landing at Sandy Hook Elementary in 1994. During her time in Newtown, Sherlach kept busy as a member of numerous groups such as the district conflict resolution committee, safe school climate committee, crisis intervention team and student instructional team.
Pen: In case you missed, see post 28 for background for this post.
Maggief: “I wonder if there was a recent crisis intervention of some sort.”
Certainly something to keep in mind. This could have been building for a week or two-—one day more emotionally escalating than the day before.
Could have started with an extreme argument with mother.
Mon?, Tues (reports he tried to buy gun), Wed, Thurs, Fri.
Motive then being, not so much an attack on mother & her precious school class, but an attack on the “system” -— mother being part of the system “against” him.
Then, it is possible that the classes he chose to shoot were opportunistic-— the closest ones available.
Sounds like we will know some kind of ‘motive’ soon. It will likely involve his sanity for sure and possibly some major family disfunction. The story about his mom taking him to gun ranges(if true) knowing that he had mental stability problems is just weird.
Also the fact that his brother had not spoken to him since 2010 is strange. Was the family scared that Adam might harm Ryan? Possibly.