Has the Newtown shooter’s real motive for brutally murdering 20 innocent children and six teachers been revealed? A new interview with a relative of Adam’s has sensationally revealed that he was bullied and beaten while attending school. Could he have been taking revenge on Sandy Hook in the most horribly misguided way?
A relative of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooter, Adam Lanza, calls him a “sick boy” speaking with the Daily News. But the relative also asserts that Adam was viciously and mercilessly abused by his classmates to the point that his mother actually considered taking legal action.
Adam Lanza: Bullied So Bad Mother Considered Suing
Adam was brutally beaten and taunted at Sandy Hook Elementary as a boy, and Nancy Lanza believed that the school’s teachers and administrators were turning a blind eye to the abuse, a relative said in an interview with the Daily News.
The matter became so serious that she considered suing the school: “Nancy felt fiercely protective of him. She was convinced the school wasn’t doing enough to protect Adam. It made her irate,” the relative says.
The relative continued, “Adam would come home with bruises all over his body,” the relative said. “His mom would ask him what was wrong, and he wouldn’t say anything. He would just sit there.”
Sandy Hook Shooting: Was Adam Lanza Taking Revenge?
In another interview by the Daily News with Martin LaFontaine, one of Nancy’s former friends, he suggested that Adam’s horrible slaughter in Newtown, Conn. was directly related to his experiences of being bullied in school: “I think Adam felt betrayed by the school and this was his act of revenge,” he stated.
Though it’s no justification for doing what Adam did, the severity of the bullying Adam seemed to suffer and the trauma he likely experienced because of it may have influenced the person he grew up to be. But harping on what could have been done for Adam is now a moot point — we can only know use it as a lesson on the dangers of school bullying, and the importance of guiding troubled children.
— Andrew Gruttadaro