Adam Lanza Worried Mom Would Have Him Committed Before Shooting

Wed, December 19, 2012 3:44pm EDT by 8 Comments
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Neighbors say Adam’s mother was planning to commit the troubled adult to a psychiatric ward and once he got wind of her plans, he snapped, according to a new report. Continue reading for details.

Adam Lanza shot and killed 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT on December 14 and may have committed these heinous acts after learning his mother was preparing to commit him to a psychiatric facility, according to Adam’s neighbor.

“From what I’ve been told, Adam was aware of her petitioning the court for conservatorship and [her] plans to have him committed,” 25-year-old Joshua Flashman told Fox News.

Joshua grew up near where the shooting took place. He is a U.S. Marine and is the son of a pastor at a local neighborhood church where many of the victims’ families congregate.

“Adam was apparently very upset about this. He thought she just wanted to send him away. From what I understand, he was really, really angry. I think this could have been it, what set him off.”

Joshua also added that Adam may have thought his mother loved the elementary school “more than she loved him.”

Adam viciously killed his own mother Nancy Lanza as she slept in her bed at their Connecticut home. He then drove to his former elementary school and purposefully killed innocent children.

Nancy, 52, volunteered at the elementary school and so the theory extends that Adam felt she loved those children more than she loved him since she was planning to commit him to a mental hospital for medical evaluation.

As HollywoodLife.com reported earlier, new clues on Adam’s emotional issues are coming out and now a new report claims that the 20-year-old had Asperger’s syndrome.

A law enforcement official who wanted to remain anonymous claims that Adam, who was reportedly burning himself with a lighter in the weeks leading up to the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary, did indeed suffer from this.

Chime in, HollywoodLifers. Do you think it’s time society strongly examines mental health issues?

– Eric Ray

More Sandy Hook Elementary news:

  1. Adam Lanza: Disturbed By His Parents’ Divorce?
  2. Revealed: Photo Of First Grade Class Massacred By Adam Lanza
  3. Adam Lanza Had Condition That Inhibited Physical Pain — Report

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Posted at 7:28 PM on April 22, 2013  

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Jennifer Moss

Posted at 2:21 AM on December 21, 2012  

I wonder how he found out that she was having him committed?? Did the brother tell him? Is that why he spared his brother’s life??? If so I guess his brother will have to live with knowing he caused all this, if not then who?? who is the real responsible party?? Adam yes, but like said he was disturbed by some sort of mental issues but you don’t exactly just accidentally find out your mom is planning this

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morekare

Posted at 1:05 PM on December 20, 2012  

A loving father would have removed the XBox and computer from this boy’s room. Spare the rod and SPOIL THE CHILD! Adam Lanza was just another case of BAD PARENTING AND A SPOILED CHILD RAISED BY A FOOLISH WOMAN. Boys who are raised by single mothers do not have the same moral consciences as those who are raised by both parents and disciplined BY A FATHER!

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JLH

Posted at 2:30 PM on December 20, 2012  

You are an idiot. People who suffer from mental health issues can’t be fixed by spankings. In fact there is a strong suggestion that those who have mental health issues who are physically punished become more violent later on. Also, since you are apparently clueless he had a father who was involved but at 18 he cut his father off. Can’t parent if an adult isn’t interested.

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Parker Harris

Posted at 8:14 PM on December 20, 2012  

I was raised by a single mother, and I have far better manners than you do, obviously. Your father obviously never taught you anything worthwhile.

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tad

Posted at 10:26 PM on December 22, 2012  

You are an idiot. Mothers are perfectly capable of raiseing good kids just as well as fathers, some times better. Mothers have a stronger conection to there children. Mothers are more in tune to what there children feel rather than what they do. They are better at getting to the root of the problem and more capable of dealing with the mental issue. Some times violence isn’t the answer in dealing with your child, understanding is. Aspergers Syndrome is a form of Autisim. Most people with Asperger are not violent, they have temper tantrums but are not violent to the degree of comitting murder. This boy had to of had some underlying mental illness that hadn’t been touched up on yet and hadn’t surfaced. There is alot of illnesses that don’t manafest themselves until in there 20’s or even 30’s. I wasn’t diagnosed with severe bipolar disorder until I was 32. I do agree there needs to be alot more awareness with parents and others when it comes to mental illness in there children. Sometimes parents don’t want to think that their child has a mental illness, there is no shame in it. Most can be treated very susessfully but there needs to be awareness.

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dana

Posted at 11:06 AM on December 20, 2012  

Asperger’s Syndrome is a neurodevelopmental issue. It is not a mental health issue. Adam Lanza probably had a co-existing mental health illness which caused him to act out. Aspergers is not the cause and should not be stigmatized.. Please be careful in what you publish as it may mislead the general public. Thank you.

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Laura

Posted at 11:03 PM on December 19, 2012  

Definitely this kid had been living with a sick. tortured mind till he snapped I do think preventive care to get to the root of the problem

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