Police: In 5th Grade Newtown Shooter Wrote of Hurting People, 'Especially Children'
On December 27th Connecticut Police released thousands of pages of documents on Adam Lanza and his heinous crime at Sandy Hook Elementary. Among the revelations is that in 5th grade, Lanza wrote a story in which one of the main characters "talks of liking to hurt people, especially children."
According to the Associated Press (AP), the documents show that Lanza "was undoubtedly afflicted with mental problems." He was diagnosed with Asperger's disorder in 2005. This is "an autism-like condition that is not associated with violence."
Yet either because of the disorder or for other, unknown reasons, Lanza "lacked empathy for others and behaved strangely."
The report indicates he "wouldn't touch doorknobs, his food had to be arranged on the plate in a certain way, and he changed clothes often during the day. He was a loner at school and was repelled by crowds and noises." Lanza apparently disliked birthdays, Christmas, and holidays; he had other quirks, among them a dislike for getting his hair cut.
Most tellingly, the report affirms that Lanza was fascinated with mass shootings and firearms. He was particularly "obsessed" with the heinous crime at Columbine High School that took place in 1999.
However, the report maintains Lanza displayed "no aggressive or threatening tendencies" prior to December 14, 2012.
In 5th grade he wrote a story titled, "The Big Book of Granny." In it, granny has "a gun in her cane and shoots people." One of the other main characters "talks of liking to hurt people, especially children."
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