A picture is beginning to emerge of Adam Lanza from those who knew him, and it’s clear that virtually everyone thought he was abnormal. His advisor for the tech club at Newton High School stated that Lanza would not know or feel pain if he cut himself or hurt himself.
A former classmate tweeted, “Adam Lanza has been a weird kid since we were five years old. As horrible as this was, I can’t say I am surprised.”
One family friend said, “[Adam] was not connected with the other kids”, while another said that over the last few months Lanza’s mother was getting more and more worried about Lanza’ behavior, asserting, “It was getting a little harder for her as time went on.”
A former classmate, Kyle Kromberg, said Lanza wouldn’t meet anyone’s eyes: “He hated looking at your eyes for more than a couple seconds. He’d always look down at his papers or whatever he was doing.”
People knew Lanza was troubled. But no one was warned.