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Lanza took his own life in Classroom 10 with a single shot from a 10mm Glock 20 pistol, just one piece of the arsenal of weapons and ammunition he carried for his one-sided battle against defenseless teachers and schoolchildren. Witnesses told investigators that after Lanza stepped through the broken-glass entrance, he walked calmly through the hall and was breathing normally.
He said nothing to a single soul. AP Near the main office, in a conference room off the hall, Principal Dawn Hochsprung and school psychologist Mary Sherlach were meeting with staff and a parent.Rolls-Royce with Rowan Atkinson at Frankfurt Motor Show
When they heard banging and glass breaking at about 9: They were among the dead. Someone inside the room called Lanza then went into the main office, where cowering staffers had taken shelter. They escaped the bloodbath. The gunman moved on to two classrooms where he killed four more adults and 20 children before killing himself as police converged. The report notes that his computer had numerous bookmarks for Web pages related to guns, ammunition, mass murder and the military, among other subjects.
Nancy considered moving to a town 50 miles away, where the school system had strong programmes for children with special needs, but concluded that the disruption involved would cancel out any benefits. Fox recommended home-schooling, arguing that the disadvantages of sending Adam to a regular school were worse than those of isolating him from his peers.
From eighth grade on, Nancy taught Adam the humanities and Peter met him twice a week to handle the sciences. Nancy coordinated the home curriculum with Newtown High School to ensure that Adam could graduate. King noted evidence of obsessive-compulsive disorder, which often accompanies autism.
Kathleen Koenig, a nurse specialist in psychiatry at Yale, gave some follow-up treatment. While seeing her, Adam tried Lexapro, which Fox had prescribed. He was sweating profusely He was practically vegetative.
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Paul Appelbaum, a forensic psychiatrist at Columbia, points out that many young men are asocial and unhappy, spend too much time online, become video-game addicts — but cause no harm.
The few dangerous ones are impossible to identify. Among the hardest people to engage in treatment are young males who may be angry, suspicious and socially isolated. Both autism and psychopathy entail a lack of empathy.
The subgroup of people with neither kind of empathy appears to be small, but such people may act out their malice in ways that can feel both guileless and brutal. Autism is increasingly invoked in courtrooms as an argument for leniency, sometimes on the grounds that the autistic person is confused about cause and effect — a befuddlement defence, as it were. Adam Lanza, however, clearly understood what he was doing.
He destroyed one of his hard drives, and left behind an electronic spreadsheet on mass murder, and photographs of himself with a gun to his head.
A recent study suggests that a lack of empathy may be connected to insensitivity to physical pain. When I visited Peter, he produced four binders of printouts of his emails with Nancy and Adam since He has been sitting with his head to one side for over an hour doing nothing. He only kept his bed and wardrobe cabinet. Adam had difficulties with coordination and, when he was 17, Peter told Nancy that he had had to pause to retie his shoes on a hike.
She thought that she could keep the years at bay by making each day as good as possible, but her willingness to indulge his isolation may well have exacerbated the problems it was intended to ameliorate. In the autumn of the Lanzas finally divorced. One provision of the divorce was that Peter buy Adam a car.
During that year, Adam developed his private obsession with killing. He started editing Wikipedia entries on various well-known mass murderers and seems to have been eerily well informed.
But although there were still no outward signs of violent tendencies, he was becoming ever harder to deal with. Schoolwork often triggered a sense of hopelessness. We have less than three months to help him before he is I am convinced that when he turns 18 he will either try to enlist or just leave the house to become homeless.
Then he announced he was going to enlist in the military when he turned 18, in April ; he wanted to join the Army Rangers, an elite regiment for which he could likewise never qualify.
Peter took Adam to visit Norwich University, which has a military programme, but they concluded that Adam should take classes at Norwalk Community College, near Stamford, before attempting campus life anywhere. Adam wanted to take five classes, but Peter said it was more than he could cope with, and suggested two classes that they could work on together.
Peter went to pick him up for a weekend visit, and Adam was angry and refused to go. I have been trying to reason with him to no avail. If he had, he might have discovered that Adam went regularly to a local movie house to play a game called Dance Dance Revolution, spending up to 10 hours at a stretch listening to music and trying to keep up with complex dance moves on an illuminated platform.
He was still doing so a month before the shootings. I wondered how Peter had felt through this period. I never expected that I would never talk to him again. I thought it was a matter of when. Nancy tended to, as did I. According to Peter, Ryan reached out several times, but Adam never responded.
Peter and Shelley now suspect that Adam deliberately shut them out to hide his psychological decay. He is starting to talk about going back to school which would be nice. In early Nancy said that Adam had agreed to see Peter in the spring, but nothing came of it.
Nine months later, Peter protested that Adam never even acknowledged his emails. He has had a bad summer and actually stopped going out.
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Peter wanted to give it to Adam personally. I just feel sad for her. She slept with her bedroom door unlocked, and she kept guns in the house, which she would not have done if she were frightened.
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Peter does not think that Adam had any affection for him, either, by that point. The reason he shot Nancy four times was one for each of us: Unable to get any work done, he drove home to watch the coverage. A reporter was waiting in his driveway, and told him that somebody at his house was involved in the shootings.