Adam was a quiet guy who had never been in trouble with the law before the Sandy Hook massacre, but his friends recognized troubling signs before he snapped. A new report claims he was burning himself with a lighter — inflicting self-harm — before the tragedy.
Adam Lanza didn’t just want to hurt others — he also targeted himself. The 20-year-old was reportedly burning his ankles and arms in the days leading up to the horrible shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, which took the lives of 20 children and six adults.
“Nancy told me he was burning himself with a lighter. In the ankles or arms or something,” a friend of Adam’s mother, Nancy Lanza, told the New York Daily News. “It was like he was trying to feel something. She just looked down at the glass and said, ‘I don’t know. I’m worried I’m losing him.'”
A friend of Nancy’s said that Adam was “getting worse” and that she looked “disturbed” when she recently spoke to her.
“She was looking down at her glass and kind of talking slowly,” the friend said. “You have to know Nancy to know how weird that was. She was just always so full of life.”
We told you that Adam shot his mother in the face while she was sleeping before heading over to the school. Each victim was reportedly shot many times.
— Chloe Melas
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