Adam Lanza's Father: 'We Are in a State of Disbelief'

Peter Lanza, the father of Adam Lanza, who is widely reported as the man that shot 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School, released a statement on Saturday.

Peter Lanza, the father of 20 year-old Adam Lanza, who is the suspected gunman responsible for the deaths of 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary school on Friday, released the following statement on Saturday, according to the Huffington Post.

"Our hearts go out to the families and friends who lost loved ones and to all those who were injured. Our family is grieving along with all those who have been affected by this enormous tragedy. No words can truly express how heartbroken we are. We are in a state of disbelief and trying to find whatever answers we can. We too are asking why. We have cooperated fully with law enforcement and will continue to do so. Like so many of you, we are saddened, but struggling to make sense of what has transpired."

Lanza is said to have shot and killed his mother before entering the school at about 9:30 a.m. Friday, fatally shooting 26 people and then himself. Multiple media outlets have reported the three guns carried into the school by the gunman as legally registered to his own mother.

Hello kitty December 18, 2012 at 06:31 PM
Don't bring Jesus into cause he had nothing to do with it, it was a nut case who did this not guns god or the price of tea in china this is a horrible incident that took place it's all most Xmas and their are families with huge holes in them cause of this animal this is the worst thing that could happen to our children
Free December 18, 2012 at 09:38 PM
He was crazy,his mother protected him and ignore his illness.Arrest his doctors,his father who left him and all who ignore his cry for help.
George S. December 18, 2012 at 11:22 PM
Should the local police be held accountable for issuing a pistol license to a person living with a mental defective ?? Should the police be held accountable for not insuring the the licensed weapons are stored, safely under lock and key ?? What responsibility do the police have because of this terrible event ?? Why are there no answers to these questions ? I believe Connecticut has very restrictive gun laws - how did this fall thru the cracks. Was it because the family was affluent ??? I know in NYC, being in the entertainment industry affords you privileges regular citizens do not get.
Bob Tyson December 19, 2012 at 02:17 PM
The police are not responsible. The law and controls were followed. I see no outside interference in the process his mother followed to get the guns. Who do you blame when a teenager takes the family car without permission and goes joy ridingand kills someone. The parents for not putting the keys in a safe. The police for not knowing the teenager would do this. how about the state for allowing the parents to register the car with a teenager in the house. When you can look in the mirror and know all the things that are going to happen, then you will have the answers.
Aidan December 19, 2012 at 03:30 PM
George, why the hunt for responsibility beyond the killer and his family? And then to harp police? C'mon. This kid was sick. And it seems he didn't get the help he badly needed ... for a long time. Stop looking elsewhere. It has the feel of a family tragedy gone very wrong ... It wasn't the fault of the police ... or even the laws. This was a warped kid who was allowed to walk among us all ... with little thought to his nasty potential. You can't hide all the silverware.


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