The Crimes Of Adam Lanza

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Adam Peter Lanza was born on April 22, 1992 in Exeter, New Hampshire as the second child of parents Peter and Nancy Lanza. As a toddler, Adam experienced mental impediments which hindered his development. A report detailing Adam’s life before his crimes states that, “From an early age, Lanza experienced significant developmental challenges, particularly with language, communication and sensory integration...” (Ziv Newsweek P6). In addition to his troubled early childhood, Adam continued to show signs of unusual behavior. Adam’s first demonstration of violent thoughts was in the fifth grade, through a story called “The Big Book of Granny”. In this book, Adam and a classmate illustrated a disturbing story about a grandma who killed little children …show more content…

On December 14, 2012 Adam Lanza became a mass murderer at the age of 20 years old. He first murdered his own mother sometime that morning. After firing four shots to his mother’s head, Adam drove five miles and arrived at the Sandy Hook Elementary School. It is important to note that in the early stages after the shooting, it was wrongfully reported that Adam’s mother worked at the school when in reality there was no known connection between Adam and the location. Once arriving to the location, Adam entered the premises It is approximated that the first calls to the police department were at around 9:30 am. The shots heard primarily occurred in two first-grade classrooms. In the first classroom targeted by Adam, all the students were shot and killed. Once the scene was cleared, officers found the bodies of 14 students huddled together in the bathroom in an attempt to hide from the shooter. In the next classrom, Adam barged through the door and began shooting the students and their teacher. While there was survivors in this classroom, six first-graders were fatally shot. In addition to the classrooms, Adam shot individuals that he encountered as he moved through the hallways. Among these were individuals such as Principal Dawn Hochsprung, the school psychologist and a teacher who had left a meeting to see what the noise was. The lost shot was heard at around 9:40 am, when Adam Lanza committed

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