Shooter Reportedly Kills His Mom in Addition to the School Victims

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NewsThe news coming out of Newtown, Connecticut, today just keeps getting more terrible, and now we've learned that the suspected shooter, 20-year-old Adam Lanza, shot and killed his own mom, in addition to countless children and adults. While reports first claimed that Lanza gunned down his mom, Nancy Lanza, who was a teacher at Sandy Hook Elementary, in her kindergarten class, we are now hearing conflicting reports that Nancy's body was actually found dead in Adam's home. Either way Nancy Lanza is confirmed dead, likely at the hands of her own son.

We still don't really know anything about Adam Lanza or what could have possibly possessed him to go to the Sandy Hook Elementary School -- the same school he attended as a boy -- and murder innocent children and adults. I am incapable of feeling that kind of hatred. Especially for my own mother.

Today started out as a normal Friday morning. I got some coffee. I took the subway. Then I saw the news. It probably started out like any other Friday for all of those victims and their families too.

Every piece of new information about this shooting is more heartbreaking. More tragic. It just keeps piling up and snowballing into a giant ball of sadness for all of the parents, families, and friends of the children who were so cruelly slain in a place they were supposed to be safe. And for the six adults murdered as well. How Lanza could have done any of it is ... it's a complete mystery. 

I can't let myself imagine what it was like in that classroom. What those children saw in their last minutes alive. Or what kind of hatred led this young man do commit such heinous, unspeakable crimes.

I wish I could hug my mom right now.

Why do you think Lanza targeted his mother?


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Reepi... Reepicheep.CSL

It makes me so sick to my stomach. Those poor parents and siblings.

tiffl... tiffluv81

well his dad was found at home dead mom was in class room and his brother was hiding in the woods wearing camou when he was found and hand cuffed. Reminds me of the menendez brothers well similar other than the other bro killing himself.

bills... billsfan1104

Tiff, mom was found at her home. The brother was in NJ and being questioned by NJ police and the father is too. Both age being cooperative. They parents have been divorced for years. I don't know where you got your news.

tuffy... tuffymama

Gut wrenching and heart rending. I made the difficult and painful decision to cut off my toxic and destructive mother, but never once did I desire to kill her or wish her dead, and she's done some pretty terrible shit to me and my ODS. I want more details. What was wrong with these men? Did they kill their dad as I read in an online journal? Whose guns were they and why did the mentally disabled guy have access to them? Did the older brother set up the younger brother just as one of the Kliebold-Harris pair was somewhat controlling of the other? It's so godawful. I hope the story is not sensationalized, but I do want the truth.

bills... billsfan1104

Tuffy, he stole his mom's gun and her car.  He shot her in the face after he woke up this morning and then stole her car and gus and went to the school.  Thats about all they know right now.  They dont if he was mentally unstable and they dont know what happened yet.  We wil get answer or at least most of them

the4m... the4mutts

I'm not honestly concerned about why he shot his mother... but a room full of 5 year olds? What could possibly posess a person to do such a thing?

Judith K Littles

Wow billsfan you can be unkind and arrogant no matter what the story is related to. Even IF Tiff had her facts a little confused, it would seem that this would be the time to be a little nicer even to those who are just commenting on a horrific newstory, as you are.

My heart goes out to the victims of this horrific crime.


Judith K Littles

The father and the brother have just been released after having been interviewed with the police.

nonmember avatar kaerae

@Tiff - quit spreading lies. His brother is on camera at his job at Ernst and Young in NJ ALL MORNING!!!!!!

nonmember avatar Kayla

What Tiff said is exactly what I heard also. Even people standing outside of the school said a man was pulled out of the woods wearing all camo, and now apparently none of that is true. Just like they said it was Ryan who did the killing and it wasn't. All of these stories are conflicting and no one knows the real truth at this point in time.

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