Tag Archives: Connecticut

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.

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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.

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.

Attorney files $100 million claim on behalf of Connecticut school-shooting survivor

Attorney Irv Pinsky will file a suit against the state of Connecticut on behalf of a school-shooting survivor. Image: David Goldman, AP.

Attorney Irv Pinsky will file a suit against the state of Connecticut on behalf of a school-shooting survivor. Image: David Goldman, AP.

Attorney Irv Pinsky is taking the first steps to file a lawsuit against the state of Connecticut on behalf of a Sandy Hook school shooting survivor. Although the 6-year-old girl made it out safely, she is severely traumatized by hearing the horrific events unfold over the school’s loudspeaker . . .

Click here to read about school-shooting survivor’s legal action against the state of Connecticut.

L.A. gun buyback: A response to Connecticut school shootings

L.A. police collect guns at buyback event on Dec. 26. Image: Reuters.

L.A. police collect guns at buyback event on Dec. 26. Reuters.

 

 

After-Christmas-day shopping is usually when bargain hunters storm retailers looking for deep discounts. But in Los Angeles, long lines formed outside the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena and the Van Nuys Masonic Temple where thousands exchanged guns for grocery gift cards donated by Ralphs . . .

Read the details on the L.A. gun buyback here.

Utah 6th grader now in custody, brought gun to school

An 11-year-old sixth grader brought a .22 caliber handgun to West Kearns Elementary School. Image: AP .

An 11-year-old sixth grader brought a .22 caliber handgun to West Kearns Elementary School. Image: AP .

A sixth grader in Kearns, Utah, brought a .22 caliber handgun to West Kearns Elementary School, saying he feared a school shooting like the one in Newtown, Conn. The boy was taken to a juvenile detention center . . .

For the full story, click here.

Chicagoland K-9 Comfort dogs visit the grieving in Newtown, Conn.

Chicagoland Lutheran Church Charities K-9 Comfort dog with grieving child. Image: Lutheran Church Charity photo.

Chicagoland Lutheran Church Charities K-9 Comfort dog with grieving child. Image: Lutheran Church Charity photo.

Rob Morris, the pastor of Christ the King Lutheran Church, in Newtown, Conn., asked Addison, Ill.-based Lutheran Church Charites to help by sending K-9 comfort dogs to comfort the grieving. The organization sent a team of golden retrievers to the town where 27 people, mostly children, were killed in the second worst school-shooting in US history . . .

To discover how dogs are bringing comfort to the grieving in Newtown, Conn., click here.

Connecticut school shooter and Asperger’s Syndrome

Adam Lanza in Newton High School Technology Club photo. Image: AP (Courtesy of Newton High School).

Adam Lanza in Newton High School Technology Club photo. Image: AP (Courtesy of Newton High School).

 

 

Investigators believe Adam Lanza, who is now infamous, for killing his mother, 26 students and faculty at Sandy Hook Elementary School, and then himself had Asperger’s Syndrome, a type of high-functioning autism. According to experts, there is no link between Asperger’s Syndrome, also known as Asperger’s Disorder, and mass murder . . .

Read about the Connecticut school shooter’s issues here.