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Sat Dec 15, 2012, 03:45 PM

Nancy Lanza Reportedly Took Her Children Target Shooting

Source: Slate - By Daniel Politi

UPDATE: Adam Lanza had an “altercation” with four staff members at the Sandy Hook Elementary School the day before he killed 20 children and six adults there, NBC News reports. It’s unclear what the altercation was about but three of the four staff members were among those killed Friday. The fourth wasn’t at the school that day and is being questioned by investigators. Earlier in the week, Lanza tried to buy a rifle but was rejected because the state has a waiting period. NBC News hears word that Lanza actually had four handguns on him ...

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The two semiautomatic pisols and .223-caliber Bushmaster rifle Lanza used in the shooting were registered to his mother, whom several witnesses identified as an avid gun collector. She apparently taught her kids how to shoot the guns. The owner of a landscaping business who recently decorated her yard for Christmas tells Reuters she once showed him a “really nice, high-end rifle” that she purchased. “She said she would often go target shooting with her kids.”

Meanwhile, authorities failed to release a list of victims Saturday morning as had been widely expected, although they promised one would be forthcoming. So far, officials have found “very good evidence in this investigation that our investigators will be able to use in, hopefully, painting the complete picture as to how—and more importantly why—this occurred,” said state police Lt. Paul Vance. He also added that investigators have determined Lanza forced his way into the school and was not let inside by anyone.


Read more: http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2012/12/15/nancy_lanza_school_teacher_sandy_hook_elementary_shooting.html



Nothing to add to the few facts known.

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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Sat Dec 15, 2012, 03:56 PM

1. Wow.. We wondered

what his connection to the school was..so much that he wanted to KILL. Since it was later reported that his mom had volunteered there on occasion and it wasn't her job as a teacher.

UPDATE: Adam Lanza had an “altercation” with four staff members at the Sandy Hook Elementary School the day before he killed 20 children and six adults there, NBC News reports. It’s unclear what the altercation was about but three of the four staff members were among those killed Friday. The fourth wasn’t at the school that day and is being questioned by investigators. Earlier in the week, Lanza tried to buy a rifle but was rejected because the state has a waiting period. NBC News hears word that Lanza actually had four handguns on him ...


And, now they're saying "the teachers hadn't heard of her".. how did the reporters get "these initial reports"? Made out of thin air?

Thanks Coyotl

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Response to Cha (Reply #1)

Sat Dec 15, 2012, 04:17 PM

2. A parent said she was a substitute teacher. n/t

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Response to Cha (Reply #1)

Sat Dec 15, 2012, 04:20 PM

3. Reporting on this has been terrible

Wrong shooter name
The father was supposedly killed at one point
he had the Bushmaster at the school...he didn't it was in the car....he did
The mother worked at the school...no she was a volunteer teacher's aid...no she has no work history of any kind at the school.


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Response to underpants (Reply #3)

Sat Dec 15, 2012, 08:45 PM

8. Yeah, just saw this tweet..

Josh Dorner

@JoshDorner Medical Examiner says most of the wounds were caused by the Bushmaster .223 assault rifle.


http://theobamadiary.com/2012/12/15/cherish-the-children/#comments

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Response to Cha (Reply #8)

Sat Dec 15, 2012, 09:39 PM

12. All of them per his interview and story on NPR

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Response to underpants (Reply #3)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 01:15 AM

14. And per the press conferences Saturday - more myths debunked

No, Adam Lanza did not try to buy another weapon.
No, his mother did NOT take him to any shooting ranges.
No, there was no altercation the day before the shooting.

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Response to csziggy (Reply #14)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 09:08 AM

16. WOW I posted all three of those things yesterday

They seemed to be confirmed. Man the press has been really horrible on this story.

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Response to underpants (Reply #16)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 09:29 AM

17. More than any other story that I can remember. Way off...

A lot of the people I saw them interviewing had no real current connection to the Lanza family...

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Response to Lucinda (Reply #17)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 09:38 AM

18. They keep looking for a logical explanation

They want to see some reason for this. But their is no reason beyond a diseased mind.

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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Sat Dec 15, 2012, 04:36 PM

4. I think we like to hope that some fact is going to answer our questions

as to why this happened. I don't think it really ever will.
My nephew, by marriage, killed a little girl in the woods with a rock. This was 10 years ago. He is now on death row.

I still do not have any answers and have wondered about it every day for a decade.

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Response to logosoco (Reply #4)

Sat Dec 15, 2012, 05:34 PM

5. I pray that if you get no answers, you at least get peace.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #5)

Sat Dec 15, 2012, 06:22 PM

6. Thank you.nt

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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Sat Dec 15, 2012, 06:27 PM

7. That's the first I've heard of the 'altercation' on Thursday

I'm surprised that isn't the headline - it's the first thing giving us a possible reason why he went to the school (not that we know what the 'altercation' was about, and why he'd have one with an elementary school).

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Reply #7)

Sat Dec 15, 2012, 08:55 PM

9. Exactly, m_v

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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Sat Dec 15, 2012, 09:01 PM

10. Wonder if her son got the right cluster of hits on her. Form counts you know.

Sarcasm (stating the obvious for the hand wringing crowd)


Amazing how there will lots of sound and fury and in the end signifying absolutely nothing, and in a few months we will have another rampage killing.

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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Sat Dec 15, 2012, 09:11 PM

11. In and of itself, the target shooting thing isn't THAT big of a deal.

A lot of families do that without having their kids become homicidal crazyheads. Best to be careful about reading anything more in to this than necessary.

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Response to Ken Burch (Reply #11)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 01:23 AM

15. My father used to take me and my siblings target shooting

None of us own any guns today. IIRC, one doesn't usually do target shooting with semi-automatic weapons, although I could be wrong.

It's not the target shooting that's the problem: it's the shooting of defenseless human beings.

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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 12:53 AM

13. Teabagger

I read somewhere that she was a teabagger stockpiling weapons in the event of financial collapse.

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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 01:16 PM

19. Probably swung boys by the local ale afterward to toast her finesse too.

The American Dream

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