MASSIVE Elementary School Shooting in CT *12-24 Maybe be dead

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by bigdaddy, Dec 14, 2012.

  1. Gryffindorian

    Gryffindorian Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2002
    Location:
    Hogwarts
    It's hard to make sense of all this madness because ... it doesn't make sense. I was talking about this with a work friend earlier. Where she worked before, she worked with a very quiet, unassuming guy whose job was a lifeguard at the YMCA. Years later, she had heard that the guy killed his girlfriend and chopped her up. Sometimes there are telltale signs, and sometimes it's just the "normal" everyday people we presume to know, like that shooter in Portland, OR.
     
  2. 137th Gebirg

    137th Gebirg Vice Admiral Premium Member

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2000
    Location:
    Who is John Galt?
    Hmmm...now it seems as if the shooter's mom was a teacher at the school. Looks like your initial summary of the incident might be correct, bigdaddy. And the shooter now has a name: Ryan Lanza.
     
  3. JRS

    JRS Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2003
    Location:
    Czech Republic
    Horrible tragedy, in so many ways..very sickening thing in all accounts:borg::(
    My deepest condolences to anyone who has lost an loved one:borg:

    I wonder why is it that (usually young) men so often do these horrible things:confused:
     
  4. 137th Gebirg

    137th Gebirg Vice Admiral Premium Member

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2000
    Location:
    Who is John Galt?
    It is extremely horrible. Not only short-term for the poor families of the slain, but long-term trauma for those kids who were forced to witness what happened. Many will, sadly, be likely scarred for life. :(
     
  5. ManOnTheWave

    ManOnTheWave Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2005
    Location:
    ManOnTheWave
    Disgusting.
     
  6. ShamelessMcBundy

    ShamelessMcBundy Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2003
    Location:
    Bursting through walls.
    OK, initial reports said there were two gunmen, but apparently, the news is saying that it was just this 24 year old guy. What a tragedy.
     
  7. bigdaddy

    bigdaddy Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2007
    Location:
    Space Massachusetts
    As of right now there is ONE shooter. They are talking to his brother, but that's probably because he is the only living family member. The police were talking to a guy in the woods near by, but he seemed to be hunting or working in the area.
     
  8. Gryffindorian

    Gryffindorian Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2002
    Location:
    Hogwarts
    I thought the guy was 20. It made me wonder how old he was when he fathered a child old enough to be an elementary school student.
     
  9. bigdaddy

    bigdaddy Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2007
    Location:
    Space Massachusetts
    The president is going to talk in a minute or so. The shooter is 24, we are getting better info now. He might not have any child there, they are no longer talking about that part.
     
  10. bigdaddy

    bigdaddy Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2007
    Location:
    Space Massachusetts
    The president is crying....
     
  11. Brolan

    Brolan Commodore Commodore

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2002
    Location:
    With the French nation
    He had me tearing up, and I'm not a guy who tears up easily.
     
  12. bigdaddy

    bigdaddy Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2007
    Location:
    Space Massachusetts
    The CT news station is reporting we don't know if his father is dead, if his brother had anything to do with this, and that his girlfriend and friend are missing.
     
  13. Brolan

    Brolan Commodore Commodore

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2002
    Location:
    With the French nation
    The last name of the guy is Lanza, the first name is either Ryan or Adam. They are brothers and there seems to be some confusion on which was the shooter. Regardless the guy went to his mother's class, killed her, then killed everyone in her class. There are no words for this.
     
  14. 137th Gebirg

    137th Gebirg Vice Admiral Premium Member

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2000
    Location:
    Who is John Galt?
    This keeps getting more and more fucked up as they dig through the pieces. I just really don't get any of this...
     
  15. bigdaddy

    bigdaddy Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2007
    Location:
    Space Massachusetts
    20 children are dead, and 6 adults.
     
  16. bigdaddy

    bigdaddy Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2007
    Location:
    Space Massachusetts
    There is another crime scene in Newtown with one dead, but the police wont say more.
     
  17. 137th Gebirg

    137th Gebirg Vice Admiral Premium Member

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2000
    Location:
    Who is John Galt?
    Another? Related?
     
  18. Miss Chicken

    Miss Chicken Little three legged cat with attitude Premium Member

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2001
    Location:
    Howrah, Hobart, Tasmania
    This is so tragic and so depressing.
     
  19. bigdaddy

    bigdaddy Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2007
    Location:
    Space Massachusetts
    I guess, they won't say more, but if it wasn't related then I'd think they would say that. Maybe the dad isn't in NJ, maybe it's a girlfriend of the other friend reported missing. More info in 60 minutes the cop said.
     
  20. Aeronef

    Aeronef Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2012
    Which we should all do our best to forget. Let posterity treat him with the contempt he deserves.

    The ancient Romans called it damnatio memoriae--a judgment that a person should not be remembered.

    Let his name be blotted out forever.