Report: Shooter was teacher’s son

NBC News has confirmed the identity the shooter at the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre as Ryan Lanza, 24, of New Jersey, and that his mother, a teacher at the school, is one of the victims.

An additional report from NBC says Lanza shot and killed his father in Hoboken, N.J.

More than two dozen people, who were mostly children, were shot and killed Friday morning at the Newtown elementary school. In addition, a dead body, reported to be Lanza’s mother, has been found at a home in Newtown.

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Sean Patrick Bowley

2 Responses

  1. Bruce says:

    To Fleazus : Actually, Fleazus, your “unless he has two mothers” conclusionc is what would not make sense [is not logical] : You seem to be assuming that it’s being reported that the shooter’s mother, who was a teacher at the elementary school, was identified as one of the adults who was reported killed at the elementary school, and that the body of a woman found at the family home was also reported to be the killer’s mother, so you therefore apparently came to your “…unless he has two mothers” conclusion.

    But as far as I can see, all the story reports is that the shooter’s mother was a teacher at the school, and that a body reported to be the shooter’s mother was found at some point at the family home. I don’t see anywhere where it says the mother was reported to have been killed at the scene of the school massacre. So, for example, it certainly seems as if one very real possibility is he could have shot her at the family home, and then went to the school and massacred all those other [predominatly defenseles children] most unfortunate individuals… and there’s at least one other plausible major alternative scenario, in regards to the mother, and when she may have been killed by this madman, that I can think of also.

    But the major underlying fact, of course, is the totally overwhelming tragedy of this just unbelievable cruel and senseless, absolutely unspeakably vicious act.

  2. Fleazus says:

    This doesn’t make sense unless he has two mothers.