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Adam and Nancy Lanza (Reuters/Facebook) on the relationship between gunman Adam Lanza and his mother prior to the deadly massacre. Adam Lanza had been diagnosed with Asperger's, a mild form of autism often Decades of research has shown a correlation between schizophrenia and. The father of Newtown, Conn. school shooter Adam Lanza told a writer for The New Yorker that he and his ex-wife, Nancy, never suspected.
Peter Lanza released a statement Saturday expressing condolences to the families of victims. No words can truly express how heartbroken we are.
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We are in a state of disbelief and trying to find whatever answers we can," said the statement. Four years ago, the Lanzas' marriage was ending. The husband was known in the family as "P. Nancy Lanza checked off "yes" for financial disputes but "no" for parenting disputes, records show.
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They were divorced in September after an uncontested hearing, records show. He has been an adjunct faculty member at Northeastern University in Boston since and also teaches a partnership tax class in the master's in taxation degree program at Fairfield University in Fairfield, Connecticut, his LinkedIn page states.
On LinkedIn, he wrote summaries about himself, including: Peter Lanza was apparently unaware that his son was behind the school massacre and his ex-wife had been killed, the newspaper reported.
Peter Lanza told the reporter, "Is there something I can do for you? The newspaper quoted an unidentified neighbor as saying Peter Lanza and his new wife, who has been living in the neighborhood for at least a decade, were married fairly recently.
Peter Lanza was taken in for questioning, but there was no indication he would face any charges, one U. Ryan Lanza was taken into custody for general questioning Friday from a home in Hoboken, New Jersey, according to three law enforcement officials.
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Newtown police first entered the school at 9: This was approximately five minutes after the last shot was heard. They swept the school for other shooters at least four times. Three wounded patients were evacuated to the hospital, where two children were later declared dead. On December 4,seven calls relating to the shooting were made public. It was presumed that he killed two of the four staff members involved in the altercation the principal and the psychologist and wounded the third the lead teacher in the attack; the fourth staff member was not at the school that day.
This was likely because the perpetrator was carrying his brother's identification, Ryan told The Jersey Journal.
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Police said he was not considered a suspect, and he was not taken into custody. This comprised shots from the rifle and two shots from the 10mm pistol. Lanza fired one shot from the Glock in the hallway and killed himself with another shot from the pistol to the head.
Sandy Hook has been the most misreported story in recent memory, but a few facts may have emerged. To date, authorities have not located any confirmed diagnosis for Adam Lanza. Relatives and former classmates say he had Asperger's syndromebut this mild form of autism has no correlation with violence. Yet a Mail Online comment questions "why a mom with a clearly disturbed son, who most likely had committed other acts of violence probably in the privacy of his own home would stock such an arsenal".
After all, when the facts don't bolster your viewpoint, you can always make them up. For Adam had no criminal record.
Beyond year-old temper tantrums — typical for Asperger's children — we lack even hearsay evidence that this kid was ever violent before. Even the oft-printed assertion that Nancy frequently took her sons to shooting ranges is not bearing scrutiny. At a nearby range, police pored for hours over every sign-in, and found no Lanza at target practice in Nevertheless, Nancy Lanza has been disparaged from the start.
Yet this gonzo tag hails from a single, biased source, Nancy's sister-in-law, and has since been contradicted by friends.