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Post time 2012-12-16 12:54:27 |Display all floors

He's a 20-year-old Connecticut man, but other than his age, the picture of him is blurry. But details of what law enforcement officials say he did Friday are all too vivid.

That morning, Adam Lanza walked into Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, dressed in "black battle fatigues and a military vest" and began firing, according to a law enforcement source. By the time he was done, 26 were dead -- 20 of them young students.

The bloodshed ended when Lanza's own life did. He was found dead in a classroom with two firearms, a Glock and Sig Sauer. Another gun, a .223 Bushmaster, was found nearby in a car.

The massacre left people in the Connecticut community, around the country, around the world asking questions. Who was this man, and why did he do this?

A booklet for Newtown's Bennetts Farm neighborhood indicated that Adam Lanza moved to Connecticut from Kingston, New Hampshire, with his parents and older brother Ryan. He enjoyed soccer, skateboarding and video games, the booklet said.

In September 2009 -- when Adam Lanza was 17 -- his mother and father divorced, court documents show. What happened after that for him isn't clear, except that he lived in the picturesque, 300-year-old Connecticut town.

Authorities hadn't divulged many details about Lanza as of Friday night. He had no known criminal record, a law enforcement official said.

A member of Lanza's family told investigators that he had a form of autism, according to a law enforcement official, who spoke under condition of anonymity due to the sensitive nature of the investigation.

His father, Peter Lanza, remarried and lived not too far from Newtown, an official said. He was questioned by authorities after the shooting. So, too, was 24-year-old brother Ryan Lanza, who was seen being taken away by police from a residence in Hoboken, New Jersey.

Yellow crime tape, meanwhile, surrounded the Newtown home that the gunman shared with his mother Nancy Lanza.

Law enforcement officers from various agencies streamed in and out. And around 3:15 p.m., an ambulance came to the scene and then left the house. A law enforcement officer has said that Nancy Lanza was found dead at the residence.

Neighbors -- who were ordered to evacuate after the shooting -- described their terror and fear, but many had little to say about the Lanza family.

Alex Israel was in the same class at Newtown High School with Adam Lanza, who lived a few houses down from her.

"You could definitely tell he was a genius," Israel told CNN, adding she hadn't talked with him since middle school. "He was really quiet, he kept to himself."

Others in Newtown who knew Adam Lanza said they had no inkling he'd ever be responsible for such horror.

His former bus driver, Marsha Moskowitz, told CNN affiliate WABC that he was "a nice kid, very polite" like his brother.

"It's a shock to even know (the family)," she said. "You can't understand what happened."

A former classmate told CNN affiliate WCBS that Lanza "was just a kid" -- not a troublemaker, not anti-social, not suggesting in any way that he could erupt like this.

"I don't know who would do anything like this," the classmate said, before walking away distraught. "This is unspeakable."


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Post time 2012-12-16 19:34:15 |Display all floors
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every culture, every country has crazy people. but in other countries, it may be stabbing, injuring a few people or at most one or two killed, may be once every 10 or 20 yrs. here in US, we have high capacity weaponry, 100 round reload, multi-cartridge, semi'd think this is Navy SEAL...except they not fighting Al Quada, not "tyrannical government", but killing little boys and girls (yesterday), killing people out Christmas shopping (2 days ago), killing people watching a movie (few months ago) and the killing is massive, 10, 20 is "normal". killing by guns is no longer "news" unless it is massive OK Corral style. we call this "american exceptionalism". only in AMerica, amazing.

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Post time 2012-12-16 19:42:12 |Display all floors
Denny Tate> Jason Bras•a day ago−
You're mostly correct. Let us not forget "The Beslan school hostage crisis", in Russia in 2004. It lasted three days and involved the capture of over 1100 people as hostages (including 777 children), ending with the death of over 380 children.

Jason Bras> Denny Tate•a day ago−
you neglected (not by intention i am sure) to mention the Beslan school was a terror attack funded by Muslim extremists outside Russia and executed by Russian Chechen terrorists. not solo insane gun man as typical in the case here in U.S

So whatever happened in US cannot be compared with other region.Discrimination allmost all American showing in every respect.

But we cry for all the children of the earth.

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Post time 2012-12-17 02:07:16 |Display all floors
oyeshi Post time: 2012-12-16 19:34
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SRI   is   WHY

seratonin reuptake inhibitor

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Post time 2012-12-17 02:09:56 |Display all floors
oyeshi Post time: 2012-12-16 19:34
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All part of a special Manchurian Candidate operation to disarm the American people.

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Post time 2012-12-17 02:12:46 |Display all floors
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Post time 2012-12-17 10:42:47 |Display all floors
America will be brocken in many part.Said by Soviet break man Gorby.

We can see the indication.

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