On a disastrous day in December, Adam Lanza shot and killed 27 people, one of which included his own mother. There were hundreds of components to why we think Lanza did this, but no one will know the full truth. This is just a small detail of what happened, and the aftermath of the Sandy Hook School Shooting.
20-year-old Adam Lanza lived with his 52-year-old mother, Nancy Lanza until December 14, 2012, when he broke into a school and killed 26 people. At a young age, Lanza was seen as happy, and smiling all the time, and he would partake in school activities. “In the years leading up to the December 2012 massacre at Connecticut’s Sandy Hook Elementary School, Adam Lanza went from a merely shy pre-teen to a mentally ill recluse obsessed with …show more content…
“Among the documents - on his computer - is one that describes "The Big Book of Granny," which Lanza reportedly created with another boy but never turned in. Later on, Adam began to obsessively research major school shootings around the world. This was around the time when he slowly began to shut himself out from everyone and …show more content…
“...Lanza never gave anyone any indication that he would one day turn a gun on his mother and then storm his one-time grade school with a semiautomatic rifle…” On December 14, 2012, at approximately 9:30 a.m., Adam Lanza pulled up to the Sandy Hook Elementary School, and shot a window to let himself in. He walked to where the office was and a secretary and the principal were standing there. They confronted him, and asked him to leave, in return, he shot both of them. He walked to a classroom that 15 kids, around the age of six and seven, a teacher, and a teacher's aide, and shot all of them. He then made his way to another classroom, with five kids, and a teacher and teacher’s aide. The teacher had hidden her students in the closet and tried to convince Lanza that her kids were at the auditorium, which was at the other side of the school. He didn’t believe her and shot her and the aide, causing the six kids to run out of the closet to attempt to flee. After unfortunately shooting the six kids, he took his own life when he heard the police sirens at the school. The massacre only lasted eleven
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At this time two teachers and the guidance counselor told Parker about these incidents. The teachers were told to not search the backpack because his mom would be coming to pick him up soon (Hammond, 2023). Forty-five minutes after this incident, Zwerner was shot while sitting at her reading table. Luckily no other students during this incident were physically harmed however the emotional damage these students faced will be something they have to deal with for the rest of their lives. The day before, the boy was suspended for slamming and breaking Zwerners phone (Hammond, 2023).
Adam Lanza was a 20 year old male born on april 22nd, 1992. When on December 14th, 2012 he shot and killed 20 first-graders and 6 adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School. The years before the killing Adam went to medical experts at Yale University and was called to drastic measures to help him. But according to those calls they went largely unheeded and they went untreated. Adam had multiple psychiatric and physical ailments.
On December 14th, 2012, the second deadliest mass shooting was committed by Adam Lanza at Sandy Hook elementary, Newtown Connecticut. Unfortunately, Adam shot 20 children, six staff members, his mother Nancy Lanza, and finally himself. Adam was 20 years old with multiple mental health illnesses. I will attempt to analyze and identify the personality and behavioral traits of Adam Lanza. While identifying Adam Lanza's personality and behavioral traits, I will determine if Lanza was born or made a criminal.
On April 20, 1999, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold carried out an attack on Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado. They fired guns towards students, killing thirteen people and injuring more than twenty. Afterwards, they turned the firearms on themselves. In his book ‘Columbine’, Dave Cullen analyses how and why Eric and Dylan massacred the victims at the school. When viewed in hindsight, events such as this are inspected to every minute detail; there are always ways in which the outcome could be changed.
Later, they ended up killing 13 people more than 20 were wounded at Columbine High
Nothing is more horrible than mass murders, whether its workplace, school, or any place of public assembly it is a tragedy nonetheless. That’s why the sadistic atrocities that took place on December 14th, 2012 in Sandy Hook Connecticut, where students at the Sandy Hook Elementary school were gunned down by twenty-year-old Adam Lanza who apparently suffered from an obsessive-compulsive behavior. Adam Peter Lanza lived with his mother Nancy just five miles from Sandy Hook Elementary, where he attended school for a short time. He had a brother named Ryan Lanza, who was four years older than Adam. Nancy and her husband Peter, Adam's father, divorced in 2009.
Cruz entered the school with an AR-15 style semi-automatic rifle, which he had purchased legally. He wore a gas mask and carried smoke grenades, and began firing indiscriminately at students and staff. In total, 17 people were killed and 17 more were injured in the shooting. The shooting was one of the
On December 14, 2012, Adam Lanza, 20-year-old resident of Newtown, Connecticut, shot and killed 20 children and six staff members at Sandy Hook Elementary. Before going to the elementary, Lanza shot and killed his mother in their home. Once police officers arrived at the school, Lanza shot himself in the head, dying immediately (Jordan 2014). This has been one of the most fatal school shootings in the United States, second only to the 2007 Virginia Tech shooting, claiming 33 lives. The incident at Sandy Hook began at 9:35 a.m. and Lanza fired the final bullet to the back of his own head at 9:40 a.m according to the State’s Attorney Report (Sedensky 2013).
Adam Lanza was the man committing the Sandy Hook shooting. It was the biggest shooting ever in Connecticut. 20 children and six adults were killed. However there was a 27th person, Nancy Lanza, the mother was killed before. Something must have happened in Adam’s life.
The morning of December 14, 2012 would not be a typical one of the inhabitants of Newtown, a small tight-knit town in Fairfield County, Connecticut. At approximately 9:30 AM, shortly after the beginning of the school day, Adam Lanza, a deranged, violent man, armed with a rifle, two hand guns, a shotgun, and a plethora of extra ammunition, forcefully entered Sandy Hook Elementary School and commenced a shooting rampage that would eventually take the lives of twenty innocent first graders, along with six faculty members who heroically sacrificed their lives protecting their students. This heart wrenching tragedy sent a Shockwave throughout America, as people were struggling to determine what they could do to prevent something so horrific from
Another angry kid shoots up a school full of kids, or was the cause of this tragedy darker than we could have imagined? “Lanza went to Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 14, 2012 armed with an AR-15 rifle and other firearms. He killed 20 children and six educators” (Scinto). The nation was shook by the news of the shootings. Adam Lanza took twenty-six lives days before Christmas.
Newtown, Connecticut, is a city full of parks and fields for thousands of residents. It is a tranquil place with maintained public peace and order. (children laughing sound) However, just 5 years ago, 20-year-old Adam Lanza fatally shot 20 children between six and seven years old, as well as six adult staff members. Before driving to the school, he shot his mother twice in the head when she was in her bed.
The entire school shooting lasted for 45 minutes until the shooters commited suicide. The Columbine was one of the worst school shootings in U.S. history. The two shooters were students at Columbine High School. Columbine High School Shooting was a tragic event that could have been stopped even though the outcome of the shooting could have been much worse, the event that happened in the Columbine were horrific, and missed warning signs could have stopped the attack from ever happening.
This article has great viewpoints, use of argumentative reasoning, and shows what truly happens in the hallways of a school shooting. The main person he explains is Eric Harris, who killed over two-thousand students and faculty in a Colorado high school in 1998. He set off bombs all over the school and used a semi-automatic