Newtown killer Adam Lanza’s mother considered suing Sandy Hook Elementary School after teachers turned a blind eye to beatings from his classmates, a family member claims. The relative, speaking to the Daily News, claimed that mass murderer Lanza was taunted and attacked by fellow students at his childhood alma mater. “Nancy felt fiercely protective of him,” the relative said. “She was convinced the school wasn’t doing enough to protect Adam. It made her irate.” Nancy Lanza — gunned down by her 20-year-son to start his Dec. 14 rampage — even tagged along with Adam to school
Too bad he took his frustrations out on innocent children. His mom got the death penalty for not keeping her guns from her troubledkid. Thanks, bullies and taunters out there, for the incalculable harm you cause.
There have always been bullies in society, & there always will be. Society really suffers when the bullies gain "respect" & get power to push their agenda, much as it is now. Most of our leaders were probably bullies as kids, or were the bullied kids. Either way they are in positions to "fix" it now & we all pay the price for disallowing the natural progressive to growing up.
Sorry, but I do not believe this narrative we have been spoon fed by a media that refuses to cover the Gosnell trial. WE really have no idea how Lanza got the firearms he used, hell, we really don´t even have an accurate and consistent accounting of WHAT he used in terms of firearms. We have no idea what really happened as far as Nancy Lanza´s murder, (has it been proven Adam killed her? Or are we just assuming that, since he´s dead?)
Way too many holes and unanswered questons, or questions answered with pat answers because no one will ask about other possibilites.
On occasion, the person who believes that he is being bullied is misinterpreting the comments from someone else. And some bullies are simply not intelligent enough to understand that their comments are a form of bullying. But most interesting to me is that I have seen bullies all the way up through doctoral level students.
The day of/after the shootings there were multiple stories stating Lanza had been at the school the day before and gotten into a "confrontation" with several teachers/admins, one of whom was out sick the next day and should be able to describe what THAT was all about. Has anyone ever heard a follow-up?
And everyone of you posters MAY have children that torment and bully a kid who has the misfortune of being visually impaired and mainstreamed as mine was. Maybe your kid was the one who put his foot in front of my child so that he would trip and fall and then laugh at him. Was it your child who knocked his pencil off his desk every day and laugh as he struggled to find it on the floor? Was it your kid who put his coat at the end of the row so he couldn´t find it? Hid his lunch? If you think your kid isn´t teasing and tormenting others in school, you are part of the problem. It has been reported that his mother had a gun safe. I bet she had the key to it around her neck or had other safeguards. Had this kid gone next door and stolen his neighbor´s guns would it be the neighbor´s fault? Adam Lanza was mentally unbalanced. Out of a population of more than 300 million people, there are many more walking the streets right now, some may be your relatives. The mother was searching for a facility for her son. He went over the edge before she found that place. I would use this as a learning experience, not to excuse Adam Lanza, BUT to be aware that schools DO fail kids with special needs, and some teachers resent having a handicapped kid in their class and turn a blind eye when other kids bully him. Let´s look for options and solutions and quit blaming the mother.
#9 - Your comment makes me think that it is bullying by the Left is influencing the media from reporting on the Gosnell trial. Something they are quite capable and good at! No one dare go against the Politically Correct, holier-than-thou, lock-step thinking of the Left...or you might be a racist!
Calling Jeff Foxworthy - - You might be a racist if...
When bullying happens, most parents will send their child for martial arts training. In Newtown there are many martial art type classes for children, teens, adults. We have no gun shops, no gun practice ranges. Further the Newtown schools, public and private, have a strong anti bullying policy and prevention program. When my son got bullied in 4th grade, they all do, I told him to punch the bully in the nose. My wife had more sense and talked to the teachers and principal. Then we enrolled him in ´karate´ classes.
Some reeds bend with the wind, and others are broken in the face of adversity.
And I am sure that Nancy Lanza, more than anybody, was aware of her son´s personality flaws, and believed she was doing what was possible under the laws of Connecticut, to control and contain her increasingly out-of-control son.
Adam Lanza SHOULD have been committed and under observation, but alas, the rules have changed, presumedly to watch out for the rights of those who are of uncertain mental stability. Once past the age of 18, he was considered a full and functioning adult, unless proven otherwise, but neither Nancy Lanza nor the State of Connecticut ever had the opportunity to act upon that incontrovertible finding.
Why should he have been committed, #20? He had done nothing wrong up to that point. He hadn´t threatened anyone. Committed because he had Asperger? Surely not. 1 out of 50 kids in this country has a diagnosis on the autism spectrum; there is zero reason to lock up 2% of the population ´just because´. There is no evidence - yet - that he was diagnosed with mental illness, and there is no law that says an adult must submit to an inpatient mental health evaluation unless he is an ´imminent danger to himself or others´. But how do you decide if something is ´imminent´ unless you are a mind-reader? Because he had gory pictures? Lots of those in films, videos, games, Internet...are you going to lock up all of Hollywood?
My daughter was a bullying victim and I tried to bring it to the attention of the school admin. with no luck. It is time to realize that this can lead to mental anguish and damage for years to come. She is 22 now and still has self esteem problems.
I am in no way excusing Adam Lanza for his acts but there may be another Adam Lanza waiting in the wings who is a bullying victim.
It would have been better to reveal this information back when this happen. It´s no secret that bullied kids can kill (themselves and others). This feeble attempt to sanitize him is a major fail. He is dead and gone thankfully robbing the media of the circus in their continued indictment of gun legal owners. Now if we could figure out of way of detecting and doing something about the criminally insane before they strike.
The article is not trying to excuse any of the hateful acts that were committed. But it shows how even the simplest acts of cruelty and hate that people commit every day to one another have an impact over time. This is the essence of the law of Karma, the law of moral cause and effect. This has nothing to do with gun laws or government, this is about human nature. The lesson to everyone is to recognize and prevent the small daily acts of cruelty in their own lives and those of their children before they result in far greater suffering.
As you would in the insurance biz, you can begin to apportion responsibility for the Sandy Hook massacre. IMO, at this point, 51 percent to the shooter, 29 to the mother and 20 percent to the bullies. But one salient point about the bullies... They are the ´´but for´´ in this tragedy. BUT FOR the bullies and the beatings, I do not think Sandy Hook would have happened.
Imagine being one of those bullies, those beaters, those taunters who knew very well what they had done. Imagine being them as the news broke that terrible afternoon last December.
All libtard speculation; where are the facts.. After 4 months there has been no police/corner report, no witness statements, no security camera pictures of the shooters entering the building, nothing.... no ones knows for sure what happened... 3rd Reich False Flag killings with patsy Adam Lanza? ; at this point prove wrong
A 18 year old I know has Asperger and he is the most introverted shy sweet young man I know, understand from wife with psycho babble degree that is normal for Aspergers ... He wouldnt harm anyone
There are quite a few right posts on this thread, but #29 is the rightest so far. I´ll not belabor things with my repeat stories of being targeted mecilessly as a kid, but rest assured it does leave very deep wounds that do not go away. Most of us learn to deal with it and move on to enjoy the blessings of life. Some do not. Deliberate cruelty is not funny. It is the behavior of a coward.
1) In light of Gosnell what part of the media story should I believe. 2) Bullying is no more rampant today than in the past. It is the homosexual lobby that tries to convince us that it is rampant. 3) The killer might have been bullied at school. I was too, but as yet I have not murdered younger students at same school.
#15, I understand what you are saying. Worse than the child bullies is the fact that many teachers either turn a blind eye when it goes on in their classroom, or sometimes subtly encourage it by picking on and/or ridiculing a child. Many parents have similar stories, as several here also have mentioned.
When one of my children was the victim of a very persistent bully, there was a total unwillingness of some teachers and the entire school administration to do anything about it. When we asked what would happen if our child hit the bully back, we were told our child would be suspended. The bully even had choked one child by tying a rope around his neck, yet nothing was ever done. The administration´s attitude was that he was a troubled boy, and the other children would just have to deal with it. There was a complete blame-the-victims mentality.
The only thing that stopped the bully was that apparently one day some other kid pounded him.
..and until we reopen these institutions and are able to help these folks..tragedy after tragedy will keep happening..guns,knives,bombs....the tool of death will always be there for the sick.... cool heads must prevail and work on the real issues...raising our young..and curing our sick.....and yes locking up those until we can....imhho..
Once again we see how the stubborn and inexplicable refusal of public officials to make all information about this terrible crime available to the public not only leaves room for but actively invites the creation and proliferation of personal theories and politically correct narratives in an attempt to make sense of what took place. There are many people for whom the currently popular "bullying" meme makes intuitive sense and who are prepared to invoke this alleged problem as an explanation for school shootings, suicides, and any number of bad things.
We still do not have the facts about Adam Lanza, his background, mental health problems, treatment, school experiences, signs and warnings, if any, of danger to others, his mother´s mental health, etc. etc. etc. Yet sweeping national gun control legislation is being proposed, using the Newtown massacre as justification and, sad to relate, some of the murdered children´s families as political props.
There is something grotesquely irrational about such a stampede to take action in the absence of the most elementary and, one might have thought, necessary facts as to what actually led to the Newtown massacre.
What is wrong with public officials that they stubbornly insist upon keeping the information they have gathered about this case secret? What possible good is served by such a policy? It should be obvious to anyone that such an information vacuum creates a space that is going to be filled in somehow, by somebody, with something - and that those who fill in the empty space will certainly be using their personal pet peeves and projects and preoccupations to do so.
Bullying has many sides. 70 years ago I was the biggest kid in the class and every little punk was there to proove how much of a coward I was. I had been told by my father never hit back, you´ll hurt some one. So I took it. Often. After a few months, it occured to me, Hey, you´re stupid. Stop one and that´ll be it. I finally did. That little boy, the pride of his immigrant family, called me out. I warned him and then unloaded on him. I had been planning it for months and it was wonderful! I was suspended from school for a week and he was out of school for the same week. But that was not the end of it. Many slow learners in those days. The difference was that one quick punch and it was over. But I never missed out of any more school nor did my "victims." We grew up and out and it was over by the next year. Life went on.
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