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Nancy Lanza Not a Teacher?
TPM ^ | 12/14/12 | Josh Marshall

Posted on 12/14/2012 7:17:27 PM PST by BunnySlippers

There have been a lot of factual errors in the chaotic rush to get details about today’s shooting in Connecticut. But one fact that seemed established across the board was that victim Nancy Lanza, the mother of alleged shooter Adam Lanza, was a teacher at the Sandy Hook Elementary School — specifically that it was her class that Adam Lanza massacred.

But this story just out in the Journal suggests that’s not true.

Oddly, it’s buried down at the bottom of the story, almost as an afterthought …

A former school board official in Newtown called into question earlier reports that Nancy Lanza had been connected to Sandy Hook Elementary School, possibly as part of the teaching staff.

“No one has heard of her,” said Lillian Bittman, who served on the local school board until 2011. “Teachers don’t know her.”

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As much as I hate TPM ...Nancy Lanza Not a Teacher?
1 posted on 12/14/2012 7:17:32 PM PST by BunnySlippers
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To: BunnySlippers

This afternoon the story had changed to her being a ‘teacher’s assistant’. Could have been a volunteer. Typical fog of war stuff. First reports are rarely correct.


2 posted on 12/14/2012 7:20:23 PM PST by mnehring
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To: BunnySlippers

The MSM for the next several weeks will be falling all over themselves trying to out scoop the other, with all sorts of misleading stories. It’ll take awhile for the “responsible” people to sort all this out.


3 posted on 12/14/2012 7:21:31 PM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: mnehring

Well, she was either a teacher or not. And was she killed at home or at the school where people said no one knew her?


4 posted on 12/14/2012 7:23:50 PM PST by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: SkyDancer

Heard tonight that the 4 guns recovered were all legal and in her name.

Something is not right here.


5 posted on 12/14/2012 7:24:04 PM PST by EQAndyBuzz (You cant bring something to its knees that refuses to stand on its own)
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To: BunnySlippers

Greta said on her show a few minutes ago that Nancy Lamza was a substitute teacher. She had to be somehow connected to the school otherwise I really doubt the school would have buzzed the shooter in


6 posted on 12/14/2012 7:26:55 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: EQAndyBuzz

It’s going to be awhile before the “responsible” people sort this out. In the meantime the MSM will be falling all over themselves trying to out scoop the other with spinning and overt lying.


7 posted on 12/14/2012 7:27:12 PM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Well, they tout the “buzzing people in” thing. But why buzz someone in who has a bullet proof jacket and a rifle? I don’t get it.


8 posted on 12/14/2012 7:28:39 PM PST by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: BunnySlippers

Mayhap the camera only showed his face?


9 posted on 12/14/2012 7:32:01 PM PST by doc1019
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To: BunnySlippers

I heard the rifle was found in his mother’s car.


10 posted on 12/14/2012 7:32:01 PM PST by Ecliptic (.)
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To: BunnySlippers

The principal(May she rest in peace) recently got security cameras installed outside the school..this guy had to be buzzed in in order to get inside. They obviously knew who he was(Otherwise he wouldnt have been let inside the school) so Nancy Lamza(either being a teacher, a teacher’s aide, a volunteer, a substitute, etc) had a connection to that school


11 posted on 12/14/2012 7:32:46 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: SkyDancer
the MSM

The irresponsible people. While plowing snow this afternoon I inadvertently tuned into NPR. The anti-gun bullshit was deeper than the snow!

12 posted on 12/14/2012 7:34:05 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (Carry a Gun, It's a Lighter Burden Than Regret)
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To: Ecliptic

He shot everyone with only hand guns?


13 posted on 12/14/2012 7:34:28 PM PST by doc1019
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To: EQAndyBuzz

Does anyone know what king of guns this evil SOB used?


14 posted on 12/14/2012 7:34:28 PM PST by Private_Sector_Does_It_Better (I AM ANDREW BREITBART)
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To: Alaska Wolf

I can believe that. NPR is disgusting. And we pay for that station.


15 posted on 12/14/2012 7:34:58 PM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: BunnySlippers

Some of the earlier reports said that the rifle was found in the trunk of his car (his mother’s car, that is). Maybe he just brought the pistols into the school with him and left the rifle behind. Or maybe those reports were wrong.

His mother may have done some sort of work as a substitute teacher or something. My wife had a friend who worked in the lunchroom at our local school, and one year she agreed to take her place from time to time when her friend was unable to make it.


16 posted on 12/14/2012 7:35:38 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: BunnySlippers

Hell they couldn’t get the shooter right it was first the 24 year old son now it’s the 20 year old brother because they found the older son at home and questioned him at length supposedly the younger sons name is Adam the older son is Ryan they plastered Ryans face all over this morning on the tube for an hour then OOOPS it disappeared then reluctantly they recanted our local news is still reporting it was the older brother ..

Now we have a shooter here in cincy outside Western hills High School no one shot but folks are freeking out it’s the effect the MSM wants !


17 posted on 12/14/2012 7:38:53 PM PST by ATOMIC_PUNK (100% voted Obama in precincts in Ohio ? NOPE i don't believe it ! someone CHEATED !)
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To: BunnySlippers
“Nancy Lanza Not a Teacher?”

It may be she is a “teacher assistant”, not a teacher. It's not unusual for these assistants to be called a teacher. That would be why the woman who had been on the school board would not have known her name. Other teachers also might not have known her name. In kindergarten, it's not unusual to have a helper in there as these 5 yr. olds have body needs and other issues that older kids don't have. The teacher can teach while the helper takes care of body issues and helps keep the kids focused.

If they have a snack in class, two adults is much better than one trying to keep the milk cartons on the desks instead of on the floor.

18 posted on 12/14/2012 7:39:26 PM PST by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. Galt is freedom.)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Since everything is so politicized (it only took about 10 seconds for the liberals to start banging the drum for more gun control), anything connected to the teaching profession has to be downplayed.

I don’t think that the mother has to be connected to the school. But it’s likely that the shooter is connected somehow. If his mother didn’t work or volunteer there, maybe it’s where he went to school as a kid. Or maybe it’s just the closest school to where he lives now, or one that he drives past frequently. Who knows what motivates a crazy person?


19 posted on 12/14/2012 7:41:04 PM PST by generally (Don't be stupid. We have politicians for that.)
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To: Marcella

All articles I read earlier said she was shot at school. Tonight, said she was shot in the face at home.


20 posted on 12/14/2012 7:43:31 PM PST by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: ATOMIC_PUNK

“it was first the 24 year old son now it’s the 20 year old brother because they found the older son at home and questioned him at length supposedly the younger sons name is Adam the older son is Ryan they plastered Ryans face all over this morning”

Adam had some of Ryan’s ID on him so the cops thought it was Ryan.


21 posted on 12/14/2012 7:45:15 PM PST by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. Galt is freedom.)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

You know this morning they said he had a high powered rifle in his trunk of his car i haven’t heard a word about that since 2 pm it’s like it was never mentioned !

Did the mom own a high powered rifle too?


22 posted on 12/14/2012 7:45:37 PM PST by ATOMIC_PUNK (100% voted Obama in precincts in Ohio ? NOPE i don't believe it ! someone CHEATED !)
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To: BunnySlippers

Yes, she was shot in the face at home. I have been watching this on both Fox and CNN since it happened; stayed in my chair all day and the news was changing by the minute as new info. knocked out the last info.. It’s been that way all day. It’s calmed down now with exact numbers and who got killed where. At one time, the news was the brother was dead, then the father was dead. Now, we know both the father and brother are okay.


23 posted on 12/14/2012 7:49:20 PM PST by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. Galt is freedom.)
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To: BunnySlippers; Marcella

They said that his girlfriend and friend of i guess his girlfriend are missing to any word on them yet seems our locals are 24 hours ahead of being behind ...


24 posted on 12/14/2012 7:51:25 PM PST by ATOMIC_PUNK (100% voted Obama in precincts in Ohio ? NOPE i don't believe it ! someone CHEATED !)
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To: Marcella

The district where I attended school is small enough that even a classroom assistant would be known to the board. It might be different in bigger cities but I don’t know anything about Newtown CT.


25 posted on 12/14/2012 7:51:59 PM PST by darkangel82 (I don't have a superiority complex, I'm just better than you.)
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To: Marcella

Remember years ago when the MSM said that there should be no internet reporters since they don’t check their facts before publishing?


26 posted on 12/14/2012 7:53:36 PM PST by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: ATOMIC_PUNK

“They said that his girlfriend and friend of i guess his girlfriend are missing”

I have watched both Fox and CNN all day and have not heard one word about a girl friend or anyone else missing.


27 posted on 12/14/2012 7:54:01 PM PST by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. Galt is freedom.)
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To: generally

What is odd is that so many hours later .. we still don’t know.


28 posted on 12/14/2012 7:55:24 PM PST by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: BunnySlippers

What I heard is that they lock :the school at 9:30, and the shooting started at 9:40. So he could have been in before they locked down.


29 posted on 12/14/2012 8:00:14 PM PST by Hugin ("Most times a man'll tell you his bad intentions, if you listen and let yourself hear."---Open Range)
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To: Marcella

It was on a Bottom runner across channel 5 here in cincinati local WKRC but the 11 o-clock and 10 o-clock news locals have said nothing as of yet i don’t have satellite or cable so ....


30 posted on 12/14/2012 8:00:33 PM PST by ATOMIC_PUNK (100% voted Obama in precincts in Ohio ? NOPE i don't believe it ! someone CHEATED !)
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To: darkangel82

Newtown has 4 elementary schools, 1 intermediate, 1 middle and 1 high school. Small, but big enough that it’s possible a teacher’s aide wouldn’t be known to a school board member. I tend to think Sandy Hook E.S. won’t open again too soon. Maybe next school year, possible next semester.


31 posted on 12/14/2012 8:06:52 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: Hugin

Josh Marshall back peddling ...

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/archives/2012/12/update_on_nancy_lanza.php


32 posted on 12/14/2012 8:07:56 PM PST by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

The murderer’s mother may have had a electronic pass card/badge to get in the school. The murderer may have used that. No need to be buzzed in.


33 posted on 12/14/2012 8:10:33 PM PST by fudimo
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To: BunnySlippers

The Dad who works for GE
http://www.linkedin.com/pub/peter-lanza/11/515/83b?_mSplash=1


34 posted on 12/14/2012 8:12:10 PM PST by RummyChick
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To: fudimo

The obvious solution is to get rid of public schools and endorse home schooling.


35 posted on 12/14/2012 8:15:55 PM PST by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: Sarah Barracuda
She had to be somehow connected to the school otherwise I really doubt the school would have buzzed the shooter in.

My thought also. They spent a lot of money to put this system in two weeks ago but they let just anyone come into the school? That doesn't make much sense. Someone had to have known this guy.

36 posted on 12/14/2012 8:16:28 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (It's not about the guns. It's about the control.)
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seems like the TV networks were all racing on ‘who could get the information on Ct shooting’ out first!!!

Meghan Kelly seemed like she wanted to look sad but wanted to be FIRST with announcements, like election night...just made me ill to watch...so tonight I turned off TV..heard enough, saw enough...time to lets the families handle this their way not the MSM.


37 posted on 12/14/2012 8:19:31 PM PST by haircutter
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To: Marcella

I always carry my sisters ID. This whole thing is weird
what happened to the 2nd shooter in the woods?


38 posted on 12/14/2012 8:19:50 PM PST by funfan
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To: FlingWingFlyer

This guy chose that school for a reason, could have chosen any school but chose that one..his mother had a connection to that school which we will find out. What drives a madman, who knows..but maybe he felt that his mother cared more about those children in that school then him..he chose to massacre that particular classroom for a reason


39 posted on 12/14/2012 8:20:11 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: BunnySlippers; Marcella

Watching them babies try to explain what was going on in that school just breaks your heart them babies shouldn’t have to go through anything remotely like that i was blubbering


40 posted on 12/14/2012 8:20:51 PM PST by ATOMIC_PUNK (100% voted Obama in precincts in Ohio ? NOPE i don't believe it ! someone CHEATED !)
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To: haircutter

Oh she is a **** I have not watched Fox since the election because of her antics that night.


41 posted on 12/14/2012 8:22:10 PM PST by funfan
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To: Sarah Barracuda

“...otherwise I really doubt the school would have buzzed the shooter in.”

Depends upon what the procedure for “buzzing” someone in is. Usually a place will eyeball you and if you look okay, buzz you in as far as the Office so you can state your reason for being there. If that’s the case with this school, it was far enough.

[The coin shop I used to frequent was like this - you’d buzz the main door and if the guy recognzied you or you looked safe he’d open the door. Of course, if you turned out to be a bad guy he was packing a .45 with other goodies hidden around the place.]


42 posted on 12/14/2012 8:22:10 PM PST by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: Sarah Barracuda
...but maybe he felt that his mother cared more about those children in that school then him...

SB. Today, I tried to figure out what the heck this guy was thinking. I had this same exact thought.

43 posted on 12/14/2012 8:22:48 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (It's not about the guns. It's about the control.)
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To: BunnySlippers; thouworm; penelopesire; Protect the Bill of Rights
Paul W. Hanson, longtime principal

New Hampshire Sunday News (Manchester, NH) - Sunday, September 14, 2003

BARRINGTON — Paul William Hanson, 72, died Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2003, at Epsom Manor after a long illness.

Born July 31, 1931, in Concord, he was the son of Ernest W. and Lottie Lydia (Jarrest) Hanson.

He grew up in Concord and graduated from Concord High School in 1950, where he played football and shared many great experiences with his friends and family throughout the years, calling theSouth End of Concord his home.

He enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served on the USS Bushwell, stationed in Norfolk, Va., and Key West, Fla.

He was a graduate of the University of New Hampshire, with a bachelor of science degree and a masters degree in education. His education was a major source of pride.

Mr. Hanson started his 31-year career in education as teacher/principal in Epsom, followed by a principal position in Brentwood. He spend the final 26 years of his professional career as principal of Memorial School in Newton. The school created the Paul Hanson Science Award in his honor.

He also dabbled in the ownership of thoroughbred racehorses and spent many moments in the winner’s circle. His horses raced at Rockingham Park, Suffolk Downs, Saratoga and tracks in Florida. He was also a coach, umpire and game official for baseball and football.

He married Dorothy (Champion) Hanson, former school nurse in Kingston and Exeter, and they spent much time on Mica Point Island in Barrington’s Swain Lake and spent winters at their home in Brooksville, Fla.

An avid golfer, he was a member of Nippo Lake Country Club in Barrington. His greatest pleasures included the lake , fishing, gardening, golf and enjoying his family and friends.

Family members besides his wife, include one daughter, Paula Faye (Hanson) Keller of Epping; one son, Paul David Hanson of Pembroke; two stepsons, Donald Champion of Eaton, Colo., and James Champion of Kingston; two stepdaughters, Nancy Lanza of Newton, Conn., and Carol Gould of Bethel, Maine; one brother, Ernest William Hanson of Ocala, Fla.; his former wife, Rosalie (Twombly) Hanson; four grandchildren, eight stepgrandchildren and one great granddaughter.

(snip)

44 posted on 12/14/2012 8:23:03 PM PST by maggief
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To: funfan

“****”

Can I buy a vowel, please?


45 posted on 12/14/2012 8:24:35 PM PST by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: BunnySlippers

One station said there was a lot of glass where the shooter smashed or shot his way in.


46 posted on 12/14/2012 8:24:43 PM PST by patriot08 (NATIVE TEXAN (girl type))
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Not so sure about that. Newtown is the kind of place where if an ordinary looking person showed up, they’d be admitted, because nothing like that ever happened there before. Obviously that will change, now, but if he didn’t look like an obvious gang banger, or a wild eyed loon (which he turned out to be), they probably just figured he was someone’s older brother, bringing forgotten lunch money. Supposedly, the rifle remained in the trunk of the car. Not saying it’s right, but I could see how it happened, that he bypassed a brand new system, that nobody had been properly trained on. Thanks.


47 posted on 12/14/2012 8:25:35 PM PST by jttpwalsh
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To: FlingWingFlyer

The theory we both have would make sense if this woman taught at the school, otherwise I have no clue why this guy chose that school, or any school..I can’t get into the mind of a demented evil piece of crap..I can try but I just can’t do it. Someone who can shoot a 5 year old, the same age as my little cousin Alaina, I just can’t imagine that kind of evil


48 posted on 12/14/2012 8:26:35 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: patriot08

Oh really ... first I’ve heard of this.


49 posted on 12/14/2012 8:26:53 PM PST by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: ATOMIC_PUNK

Yes, Mailonline said that the girlfriend and ‘a friend’ were missing..haven’t heard any more about it.


50 posted on 12/14/2012 8:29:36 PM PST by patriot08 (NATIVE TEXAN (girl type))
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