Adam Lanza-Face of a Mass Child Killer
I write this article with a broken heart and I can only imagine the devastation of the parents who learned their child was murdered in Sandy Hook Elementary, Newtown, Connecticut. Tears immediately welled into my eyes as I watched the sheer horror of this day unfold. Who could kill the purity and innocence of a child? There are no words to capture the pain forever ingrained on the psyche of the Newton, Connecticut community. I can only pray and try to make sense of this day.
By watching the news I learned the name of the killer’s brother is Ryan Lanza, Adam (the killer) is now dead from a self inflicted gunshot wound. The current report states he has killed 20 children and 6 adults. I did not see his picture so I went to Facebook and found Ryan (cross referenced against Fox New’s picture). Unless there are two Ryan Lanza’s from Newton, Connecticut, (currently living in Hoboken, NJ) you are looking at the picture of him. He has 153 friends (and drastically dropping), 4 profile pictures and 3 videos on his page. One of the videos is showcasing how he taught his cat how to sit.
What the hell happened to his brother, Adam? I did see a video of a Grand Theft Auto type game where Ryan was recording himself crashing cars across the city. We are at the point where this life is like The Matrix where anybody can become a killer. There has to be something else at play here to act as catalyst to kill, especially children. What is the answer? We must find it.
It is time, to reevaluate the safety of public schools at the Federal level. Much like the response post 911. Reinforced steel doors for classrooms which can not be penetrated with gun fire. Perhaps, even arm the PE teacher? I do not know but there was less murder in the Wild West when everybody had a gun. Right now we are at the mercy of the one person with the gun. Prayers, prayers, prayers is what we need now.
Update 3:10 p.m EST
Screen captures of his profile taken by former classmates who say they’re Lanza’s Facebook friends, this Ryan Lanza is alive, well, emphatically not the shooter,and freaking out about the fact that his face is on CNN! Sorry, Ryan, if this is not you!
Update 4:25 p.m EST
We have learned the picture of Ryan Lanza presented by Fox News is erroneous. Fox News picture of Ryan Lanza
Update 8:25 p.m EST
We have learned the picture of Ryan Lanza is the older brother of the now dead mass murderer Adam Lanza. Apologies again, to Ryan for the mix-up due to the speed of the news being disseminated. I would also like to offer condolences to Ryan who lost his mother today. This can not be easy. Such a horrible day . . . just horrible.
Update 12/15/2012 1:50 p.m EST
Police have discovered Adam Lanza was involved in some type of incident on the property of Sandy Hook Elementary prior to the mass murders. I am also confident it will be revealed he had a personality disorder and was on psychotropic therapies. It is clear the root of the problem is the drugs and the lack of controls to monitor them, effectively.