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.

Lorna December 20, 2012 at 04:59 PM
It's impossible to fathom the guilt and sadness that Peter Lanza is feeling. Same for Ryan, who was subjected to a media lynch mob before the facts emerged. I hope they don't wind up beating themselves up for the rest of their lives over Adam's mental instability, and what they might have done differently. Perhaps to come through this whole tragedy stronger they might take up causes on gun control, online ammo sales, and mental health issues. It would be truly admirable if in some way they can turn this awful horror into a triumph.
Bernard Schneider December 20, 2012 at 08:36 PM
Yes, Lorna.


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