Sad News: Police Slowly Finding Out ‘Why’ Connecticut Elementary School Massacre Occurred

December 15, 2012  |  

Source: AP

Details are very slowly emerging about Friday’s tragic school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newton, Connecticut.

Lt. Paul Vance held a press conference Saturday morning and stated that all victims, 20 children and six adults, have been identified and their families have been notified.  All of the bodies have been moved from the school to the local morgue as the investigation continues. The medical examiner is expected to speak to the press later on Saturday and will be charged with identifying the names of all the victims.  Lt. Vance pleaded with the media to respect the wishes of the parents and families by not hounding them for comments and respecting their privacy. To that end, each family will be supplied with a trooper to be by their side at all times.

The police also didn’t say much about the shooter, now identified as 20 year old Adam Lanza.  While his older brother, Ryan, was detained for questioning by police on Friday, there has been no word on whether or not he was involved in this shooting.  The shooter killed his mother, Nancy, in her home before continuing on to the school, bring the death toll to 27 people.  Nancy Lanza was also a teacher at Sandy Hook Elementary. Law enforcement is still checking on a third crime scene in New Jersey but are not giving more information as to not give false information.

Lt. Vanza added that it appears that the shooter was not just openly welcomed into the building and forced his way in. It has been reported that the shooting occurred in a very specific area of the school and targeted only two classrooms.  There were three weapons found: a Bushmaster rifle was found in the car of the shooter and two pistols were found on him, all of which were legally purchased by his mother and in her name.  It is assumed that he killed himself after he finished his massacre.

The police expect the investigation will continue for at least another day while they continue to figure out the timeline of events.  Further, while they have not stated a reason for the shooting, police say they found evidence at Nancy Lanza’s home which gives them a good idea as to how and why it happened.



We will keep you posted when any major news is given.

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  • Kenedy

    Don’t mean to be cynical….but finding out “why” it happened won’t bring anyone back, heck i don’t think it will prevent any future crazies from doing the same thing cause as we have seen, Americans are so soft….how about gun control anyone? Im so sick of these republicans trying to explain why its okay to be armed, protect the amendment blah blah blah…our founding fathers were not perfect & our constitution is deeply flawed…i live in Texas & if i wanted to, i could get a permit by tomorrow, walk into walmart & buy me a nice shot gun…thats fu#&ed up & these blood sucking politicians should be held accountable

  • Aly

    MN, do you proofread your articles? “Lt. Vanza added that it appears that the shooter was not just openly welcomed into the building and forced his way in.” It’s Lt. Vance, not Vanza!

  • Jenny Bee

    The greatest power that a person possesses is the power to choose.

  • Everett

    Vengeance is mine states the God of the Bible. Hebrews 4:12

  • Chaun

    John 5:28,28

  • he was not welcomed in. he forced his way through the door. this has been misreported.

  • pfeiffer87

    what we need is some biblical death by stoning sh*t.

  • Meyaka

    Honestly,a member of his twisted a$$ family needs to pay for this,SOMEONE has to pay for it!!! Take his brother,he showed no sympathy whatsoever,dismember his evil body and burn it down,I want some justice for those innocent people,someone has to pay.

    • Annette

      I don’t think taking it out on his family would help, either, because the killer seemed like he hatred his family, anyway. He killed his own mother.

      • Meyaka

        I know,I’m just angry because it seems like this it it. He killed all these people and it’s like oh well…

        • SheBe

          See that’s how I feel. They investigate what? Only to still “guess” what happened and what the motives were. No one is held accountable. Nobody has to answer the questions that will forever haunt these families. I get where you are coming from. It’s all hypothetical and not literal. There is just a sense of this will just be another twisted memory for us to tell our kids one day.

          • Meyaka


    • Marquis de Sade

      Dang, you’re so HOT when you go all DRACONIAN.

      • Meyaka

        lol thats it! i declare you my e-boyfriend 😀

  • If this guy was so miserable and depressed he should have killed himself, not 20 babies and six adults. I’m no advocate of suicide, but he has a right to kill himself, not innocent people.

    • ANTMilf

      Thank you! If he took his life first, the 20 kids, the 6 school faculty members and his mom would still be alive today! So sad that 20 parents have to bury their children.

    • Cosign.

    • Kaori

      “If this guy was so miserable and depressed he should have killed himself” – He did.

      • This Chick Cray

        Your a troll

  • SheBe

    This is very mean but i have to say it. This is the mean spirited part of me speaking so forgive her. You know I wish he didn’t kill himself. I wish he had lived. I would have liked to have seen him go to trial and explain himself, be convicted and be placed on death row. I would want him to be beaten daily; 27 punches somewhere for 27 months. On his day of death I would want the WORLD to watch him fry slowly for 27 minutes. Put it on TV, the Internet, on monitors in stadiums, anywhere where people can see. Ok. Whew she’s done

    • Bree

      Whenever people do cruel things on the country especially to children that should be the judicial standard. You reap what you sow. If you beat a child to death you should be beaten near death every day for years on end. I bet people would think twice before committing heinous crimes.

      • SheBe

        +100! As a developed nation I feel like we are far too nice when it comes to the punishment of crimes. We place blame and labels on factors that don’t even matter. It’s almost like we are excusing the behavior sometimes. Fingers get pointed every which way but towards the guilty party. There’s no social responsibility anymore. No value of life.
        Side bar: Are the same Bree that posts on SBM? If so I love your comments! I’m a lurker and get nervous to jump in. Lol!

        • Daliboom

          I agree with you 100%! In my country Nigeria, the people would have killed him before the police did. We are too soft when it comes to criminal punishment. I have had family member who have worked in the prison system and they have said that the prisoners have too easy and that is the reason why some of them go back many times. We also need stricter gun laws, I understand if you want to have a hand gun but there is no reason why people should have machine guns or heavy artillery other than the military and law enforcement.

    • Trisha_B

      I agree w/ everything except putting his death on tv. When they showed Sadaam being hung, it was not taken lightly. People were happy he was dead, but it didn’t need to be broadcasted. But agree, I wish he was still alive. I cried when I read that letter a lil boy wrote to his mother before he died.

      • FAMURattler85

        I think it should be televised to serve as an example to all the other would-be criminals. We should have capital punishment in this country where criminals should get the exact same punishment they made their victims ensure. I.e. a rapist gets raped, a murderer gets murdered I’m the same way they killed their victims, except, they should be forced to suffer and die a slow and painful death. Sorry to be so graphic but Ijs. I think it’ll produce better results.

        • FAMURattler85


    • I understand EXACTLY what you’re saying. It always gets me how they kill themselves after they massacre all these people, and in this case, babies. They never get a chance to be punished for their crimes, and it’s wrong. Not only did he rob them of their children, but he robbed them of a chance to see him convicted. In situations like this, they need to reconsider bringing back the guillotine.

    • SMHgurl24

      An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind. Yes had he lived he should of been punished to the fullest extent of the law but being tortured the rest of his life wont bring back those people, it’ll just add to the evils of the world. spiritually we must forgive and grieve for the fallen but physically we must come together an figure out the problems and solve them. prevention means nothing if we dont educate on the issues

  • Cooljae

    So sad I will continue to pray for those families