On Friday, December 14th, 2012, an event of horrific proportions took place at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut: More than two dozen people were reported to have been slain by a lone gunman inside of Sandy Hook Elementary School. Twenty of the victims are reported to have been children. The suspected shooter is said to be 20-year-old Adam Lanza, a shy and reclusive young man whom the media is reporting suffered from obsessive compulsive disorder, personality disorder as well as Asperger's Syndrome (autism). Adam was said to have been armed with as many as five weapons as well as a bullet-proof vest at the time when the murder took place. Reports have surfaced from local police in which we are told that after opening fire and killing dozens of people, Adam Lanza then turned one of those guns on himself in an apparent murder/suicide.
In the wake of this event, some very confusing details have surfaced in regards to the mainstream media's reports concerning the true nature of the events which took place inside the school. The purpose of this write-up is merely to ask some very basic questions, as the media reports which have surfaced, when put together, seem to paint a very confusing picture.
This article is in NO WAY meant to confirm nor deny any of the reports coming forward. It is merely meant as a forum for asking some deeper questions. The scope of this tragedy is immeasurable, and we must all mourn deeply for the deaths of these innocent victims.
The vast majority of mainstream media reports have stated that Adam Lanza acted alone in committing this tragedy.
Initial Press Statement from Governor's office and the State Police HERE
Article in the Examiner HERE
However, several mainstream sources have reported that a second suspect was apprehended at the scene.
A local news reporter live on the scene also made the statement that he witnessed a man in handcuffs being taken into custody.
Live News Report for News 8 WTNH HERE
Also this from ABC News HERE
So here we have a child inside the school, a local news reporter on the scene, and an unidentified witness all confirming having seen a second suspect in handcuffs.
Perhaps the most revealing angle of this concerns live aerial footage captured of police officers running in pursuit of a suspect through the woods just outside of Sandy Hook Elementary School. In the footage, you will see a group of officers gathered around in a circle in the woods surrounding what appears to be an apprehended suspect. If this is the case, then it appears as though there may be as many as THREE individuals involved in this affair: The suspect apprehended in the parking lot, the suspect apprehended in the woods, and Adam Lanza, whom we are told shot and killed himself inside the school. The video footage can be viewed HERE and HERE. *Note: It is recommended that you mute the sound when watching this video, as there is a rather irksome 'beeping' sound that accompanies the footage (perhaps something to do with the fact that it was recorded live from a helicopter).
The most important question that must be asked here is this: Who are these additional suspects, and why, after being taken from the scene in handcuffs, are we told nothing more about them?
On Saturday morning, December 15th, Dr. Janet Robinson, Superintendent of the Newtown Public Schools, was interviewed on the Today Show. During this interview, Dr. Robinson is questioned about Nancy Lanza, the mother of Adam Lanza. She makes the following statement:
--from the UK Telegraph HERE
Also this from ABC News:
And this from CBC World News:
--from the UK Telegraph HERE
And this from CNN HERE
The Today Show went on to report that 'State and Federal Officials' had released a statement confirming that a total of FIVE weapons were recovered at the scene: Four handguns and an assault rifle. The handguns were said to have been recovered inside the school, whereas the assault rifle is said to have been recovered inside Adam Lanza's car.
This, however, contradicts reports given by the chief medical examiner, who stated that,
Additional reports surfaced that Adam Lanza was wearing a bullet-proof vest.
--from ABC News HERE
All of this raises a legitimate concern: Four handguns, a high-powered assault rifle, and a bullet-proof vest are an astounding amount of gear for a 20-year-old young man with autism to have in his possession. Media reports have surfaced which state that all of this gear was registered under his mother's name. Once again, according to reports, Nancy Lanza may or may not have been a teacher at the school. If so, then the question must be asked: Why is a purported elementary school teacher in possession of such an enormous arsenal of assault gear, including a military assault rifle?
As this story continues to develop, more details will be forthcoming. We must all keep a vigilant eye on this story, most especially on the angle concerning the additional suspects apprehended on the scene. In the meantime, please take a moment of silence for all of those poor souls who have died as a result of this massacre: The teachers, the children, and Adam Lanza himself. Yes, that's right, Adam Lanza: A 20-year-old young man with Asperger's Syndrome and obsessive compulsive/personality disorder, a shy and reclusive loner, withdrawn from the world and called a 'nerd' and a 'goth' by certain people in the community. We must ask ourselves: How in the world is it possible for a man so young, (and, according to most reports, quite intelligent), to attain so many 'labels' in only the first twenty years of his life, and then somehow suddenly fly off the deep end and go on a shooting spree with thousands of dollars worth of assault gear, killing more than two dozen innocent women and children, as well as himself, in the process?