Tag Archives: Adam Lanza

The problem with Peter Lanza wishing his son Adam was never born

The New Yorker, March 17, 2014 issue, includes an exclusive interview with Peter Lanza, father of the Sandy Hook School shooter.

The New Yorker, March 17, 2014 issue, includes an exclusive interview with Peter Lanza, father of the Sandy Hook School shooter.

 

 

 

 

Peter Lanza, father of Sandy Hook school shooter, Adam Lanza, recently granted an interview to The New Yorker. There were no great revelations on why Adam Lanza killed his mother, 20 children, six adults and then himself. More questions were raised than answers found, but a statement in which the father says he wishes his son had never been born is telling and problematic . . .

Click here to read about The New Yorker exclusive interview with Sandy Hook shooter’s father, Peter Lanza.

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Summary of Sandy Hook investigation released, killer’s motive remains mystery

 White House staff, including (left to right) Director of Communications Dan Pfeiffer; Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett; President Barack Obama; Chief of Staff Jack Lew; and Pete Rouse, Counselor to the President as they paused for a moment of silence on Dec. 21, 2012 to remember Sandy Hook School; Newtown, Conn. victims. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

White House staff, including (left to right) Director of Communications Dan Pfeiffer; Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett; President Barack Obama; Chief of Staff Jack Lew; and Pete Rouse, Counselor to the President as they paused for a moment of silence on Dec. 21, 2012 to remember Sandy Hook School; Newtown, Conn. victims. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

 

 

 

On Monday, a report of the Sandy Hook criminal investigation was released by Connecticut State’s attorney, Stephen J. Sedensky, III.

The final report of the horrific mass shooting on Dec. 14, 2012, which left 20 children and six adults dead, at Sandy Hook Elementary School, in Newtown, Conn., will reportedly be thousands of pages . . .

Click here to read about the report on Sandy Hook.

Memorial service held for Nancy Lanza, mother of Sandy Hook shooter

Memorial service was held for Nancy Lanza, 52, on Sat., June 1. (Photo: Facebook.com)

Memorial service was held for Nancy Lanza, 52, on Sat., June 1. (Photo: Facebook.com)

A memorial service was held for Nancy Lanza, 52, mother of Adam Lanza, the Connecticut school shooter on Saturday in Kingston, N.H. On Dec. 20, family members and friends attended a small, private funeral, but out of respect for the Sandy Hook victims held off on a larger service . . .

Click here to read about the Kingston, N.H. memorial service for Nancy Lanza.

Adama Lanza: Personal journals, drawings can offer clues on shooter’s motivation

Adam Lanza's signature on a school project, years before he became a school shooter. (Wikimedia Commons/Public Domain)

Adam Lanza’s signature on a school project, years before he became a school shooter. (Wikimedia Commons/Public Domain)

Recently, much has been written about a search of Adam Lanza’s personal effects. The list indicated the shooter was a card-carrying member of the NRA who had massive amounts of guns, ammunition and a gun safe in his room. Less has been reported on his personal journals and drawings . . .

Read about how Adam Lanza’s personal journals and drawings can offer insight on his motivation for the Sandy Hook school shooting.

Parents of Newtown shooting victim meet face-to-face with killer’s father

Emilie Parker, 6-year-old, who was murdered at Sandy Hook Elementary School, in Newtown, Conn. (Parker family photo.)

Emilie Parker, 6-year-old, who was murdered at Sandy Hook Elementary School, in Newtown, Conn. (Parker family photo.)

Alissa and Robbie Parker, parents of 6-year-old Emilie, one of the Newtown, Conn., murder victims, recently met face-to-face with Peter Lanza, the father of the killer, Adam Lanza, 20. Robbie Parker spoke out after the shooting and expressed condolences to the shooter’s family . . .

Click here to read about the Parker’s face-to-face meeting with Newtown, Conn. killer’s father.

Asperger’s Syndrome and lack of friendships (Part I)

"Look Me in the Eye" is penned by John Elder Robison. He eloquently writes about growing up with no friends and his Asperger Syndrome diagnosis. Image: public domain.

“Look Me in the Eye” is penned by John Elder Robison. He eloquently writes about growing up with no friends and his Asperger Syndrome diagnosis. Image: public domain.

Author’s Note: This is the second installment in a series of articles meant to separate Asperger’s Syndrome myths from facts. Although this is the second report, it is the first one on “lack of friendships” which begins a series within a series of reports on AS.

The Newtown, Conn., school massacre thrust Asperger’s syndrome, also known as Asperger’s disorder, into the public eye. After the shooting, the news media dispersed word of a diagnosis of Asperger’s for Adam Lanza, the school shooter, which has not been verified. (Click here for the first intallment in this series, a definition and overview of Asperger’s) . . .

Click here to read the second installment in a series of articles meant to separate Asperger’s Syndrome myths from facts.

Suspension overturned for 6-year-old student who made gun gesture

Roscoe R. Nix Elementary School, in Silver Spring, Md., where a 6-year-old boy was suspended for making a gun gesture with his thumb and forefinger. AP image.

Roscoe R. Nix Elementary School, in Silver Spring, Md., where a 6-year-old boy was suspended for making a gun gesture with his thumb and forefinger. AP image.

SILVER SPRING, Md. – A 6-year-old boy at Roscoe R. Nix Elementary School in Silver Spring, Md., was suspended for a day on Dec. 21 for pointing his fingers in a “gun gesture” at a female student and saying “pow.” On Wednesday, the first-grader’s family attorney, Robin Ficker, filed an appeal asking that the suspension be expunged from the boy’s record, and the suspension has been overturned . . .

Click here for details on overturned school suspension for 6-year-old boy who made “gun gesture.”

Parents of slain Chicagoans cry out for gun control

Framed memorial for those who murdered, in front of the Faith Community of St. Sabina (church), in the Austin neighborhood, in the Auburn-Gresham neighbourhood, on Chicago's south side. Image: AP.

Framed memorial for those who were murdered, in front of the Faith Community of St. Sabina (church), in the Austin neighbourhood, in the Auburn-Gresham neighbourhood, on Chicago’s south side. Image: AP.

CHICAGO – As Chicago marked its 500th murder of 2012 on Dec. 31, more than a dozen families of murdered Chicagoans gathered at the Faith Community of St. Sabina on the city’s south side, crying out for gun control. Rev. Michael Pfleger, St. Sabina’s priest and community activist, whose own 19-year-old foster son was killed in 1998, said “Murder is up,” despite the Chicago Police Department’s statement that overall crime is down . . .

Click here to read about the cry of parents of murdered Chicagoans hearts — gun control.

Student suspended for writing poem about Connecticut school killer

Excertps from suspended high school student, Courtni Webb poem, expressing she knows why the Connecticut school shooter "pulled the trigger."

Excertps from suspended high school student, Courtni Webb poem, expressing she knows why the Connecticut school shooter “pulled the trigger.”

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – Courtni Webb, 17, a San Francisco high school senior, at the Life Learning Academy on Treasure Island, was suspended until further notice for a poem she wrote about Adam Lanza and the Newtown, Conn. school massacre. The poem does not express grief for the victims but states she knows what drove the shooter, to pull “the trigger” . . .

Click here to read about why a high school student was suspended for writing about the Sandy Hook killer.

Asperger’s Syndrome: Definition and overview

Hans Asperger, working with a child in his clinic, in Vienna, Austria. Image: Public domain.

Hans Asperger, working with a child in his clinic, in Vienna, Austria. Image: Public domain.

 

 

This is the first in a series of articles which will separate the myths from the facts on a type of autism many had not heard of until recently — Asperger’s Syndrome (also known as Asperger’s Disorder).

It was reported that the Connecticut school shooter, Adam Lanza, was diagnosed with AS, and many mistakenly assume AS predisposes an individual to violent behavior which is not true. AS is not a mental illness; it is a form of autism, often referred to as high-functioning autism . . .

What is Asperger’s Syndrome? Read about it here.