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Fri Dec 14, 2012, 04:23 PM

Shooter was "Adam Lanza".

A crazed gunman dressed in black went on a rampage at a Connecticut elementary school this morning, in a massacre that left the shooter and 26 dead others - including 18 children.

Adam Lanza, 20, shot his mother dead and targeted her kindergarten class at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., sources said. Sources also told The Post that Lanza's mother was a teacher at the school and he "had a dispute with her."

Lanza is dead inside the school.

Lanza used two handguns and a .223-caliber assault rifle, an official said. The official also said that New Jersey state police are searching a location in connection with the shootings.

Police in Hoboken, NJ are questioning Lanza's older brother Ryan, 24, but he is not a suspect.

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/potential_connecticut_school_shooting_8HMOSbP38TXwSYYsVGkYLO

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Response to FarCenter (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 04:26 PM

1. 27 DEAD IN SCHOOL SHOOTING; SHOOTER KILLED FAMILY MEMBERS AND HIMSELF

• The New York Post reports the shooter was 20-year-old Adam Lanza. It was initially reported that it was his brother, 24-year-old Ryan Lanza, and a couple of media outlets broadcast his picture on air before retracting the report.

The confusion may have been caused by the fact that the shooter was carrying his older brother's ID, Reuters' Matthew Keys tweeted around 4 p.m. on Friday.

Patch reports that Ryan Lanza told friends that he thinks his developmentally disabled brother may have committed the crime.

• The gunman was reportedly wearing all black, a mask and a bullet-proof vest while carryingGlock and Sig Sauer 9mm handgun. Officials tell CBS News that a .223 Bushmaster rifle was found in his car, and that all of the guns were legally purchased by Ryan Lanza.


Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/sandy-hook-shooting-gundman-2012-12

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Response to FarCenter (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 04:26 PM

2. So many of these rampage shooters are young guys, between 17 and 25 or so.

Columbine, Aurora, Portland, Arizona.

It may be a demographic we need to help more, watch more, understand better.

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Response to Common Sense Party (Reply #2)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 04:28 PM

3. These young men are often teased

and cast out as outcasts when they don't conform to social norms. They are bullied for not "manning up". So sad that they have to lash out this way.

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Response to Harmony Blue (Reply #3)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 04:32 PM

5. Obviously, they don't "have to" lash out this way. They CHOOSE to do so.

Many people are bullied, teased and find other ways of dealing with it.

But we may have to help those who are bullied so that they will make a better choice.

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Response to Harmony Blue (Reply #3)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 04:39 PM

6. I was bullied a little as a kid. My dad had guns. Amazingly enough,

it never occurred to me to go get a gun and start shooting. I guess my parents taught me that actions have sometimes serious consequences.

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Response to Harmony Blue (Reply #3)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 04:47 PM

7. Who says that? I've heard it both ways about the two Columbine murderers.


I will not use their names.

Anyway, I've heard they were bullied and I've heard they weren't.



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Response to raccoon (Reply #7)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 04:52 PM

9. wasn't one of them a bully at least , the other was kind of bullied by him

but it sure wasn't like the original story about how they were being bullied by others.

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Response to Common Sense Party (Reply #2)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 04:51 PM

8. Developmentally disabled. That's the key.

How and why was he able to get a gun?

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Response to Common Sense Party (Reply #2)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 04:54 PM

10. That's when the schizophrenia kicks in, unfortunately

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Response to FarCenter (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 04:29 PM

4. Adam Lanza: Suspect in school shooting in Connecticut

http://myfox8.com/2012/12/14/elementary-school-shooting-suspect-is-20-year-old-with-ties-to-school/

The Associated Press is reporting an official said the suspect’s girlfriend and another friend are missing in New Jersey.

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Response to FarCenter (Reply #4)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 04:55 PM

12. A Newtown woman saw five kids, two boys and three girls run through her back yard around 9:30

Colleen Poundstone, a resident of Riverside Road, which leads up to the school, said she saw five kids - two boys and three girls - run through her back yard around 9:30 Friday morning. She said they had come through the local park, Sandy Hook Athletic Club field, which is near the school.

"They all looked upset," she said. "They said 'I just want to go home, I just want to go home."

http://ossining.dailyvoice.com/police-fire/shooting-newtowns-sandy-hook-elementary-school

So that AP report may be true, who knows.

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Response to FarCenter (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 04:55 PM

11. I think "fame" is a primary motivator in these things in general, if not in this one

 

in particular.

The less their names are in the spotlight, the better.

(Yes, I realize I bumped this thread, but only to make others think before they bump it.)

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Response to FarCenter (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 05:15 PM

13. A dispute with his mother? What did she do -- ask him to start helping pay the rent?

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Refuse to buy him the newest X-Box? Or drop the porn channel from her cable package?


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