Skip to comments.Adam Lanza's Mom Pulled Him Out of School: Relative
Posted on 12/17/2012 11:01:45 AM PST by fungoking
The aunt of Connecticut shooter Adam Lanza said the shooter's mother pulled him out of Newtown's public school system because she was unhappy with the school district's plans for her son. Adam Lanza's mother Nancy, 52, was the first victim of his Friday shooting spree. Lanza shot Nancy in the face and then drove her car to Sandy Hook Elementary School, where he killed 20 students and six adults before taking his own life. Marsha Lanza, who is Adam's aunt and Nancy's ex-sister-in-law, called her former sister-in-law an "awesome ... giving person." She also told Evelyn Holmes of ABC-owned-and-operated station WLS in Chicago that Nancy had once been a classroom aide at the Sandy Hook school. Marsha, who lives in the Chicago suburb of Crystal Lake, said that Nancy had home-schooled Adam after pulling him out of the Newtown public school system. "She mentioned she wound up home-schooling him because she battled with the school district," said Marsha. She did not know when Adam had left school. According to former classmates, Adam had attended the local high school at least through part of 10th grade. Nancy Lanza divorced her husband Peter in 2009, when Adam was 17. p>
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This kids mom took him out of public school and home schooled him because she didnt agree with the schools plan for her son. It would be wrong to use this tragedy, or Matthew Murray who did the CO church shooting, as a vehicle to condemn all home schoolers.
Believe me; I know that our public schools have lots of problems. I also know that there are many deeply religious and politically conservative, (many nonunion like me) staff members who serve in those schools. I have no problems with parents who chose to home school or send their kids to a private school; just remember how unfair the charge would be now and next time maybe put the brush back into the holster.
OK, flame away.
Mothers of mentally ill sons often become obsessive and overprotective, and it sounds like that was her problem. She’d apparently been protecting him for years, even before the divorce (2009), and after that, he became her whole life. She was trying to get him into some special engineering program, and she planned to follow him to the school and live near him.
I think she simply refused to admit the degree of his illness, and once he was out of school, she had no more reality checks at all.
I agree with you. It’s seen as a cure-all by some. It’s not.
Fire extinguisher for ya here.... I agree with you.
There is also this being reported on the AP:
That he started taking college classes at age 16 at Western Connecticut State University.
Agree with your comments. Also applies to the glib comments about “if only the others had a gun”. Yes, but please stop falling all over ourselves to hammer on these points. It just ends up seeming silly, as much as liberals’ knee-jerk “see guns must be banned”.
That post is going off the rails on a crazy train. You are a victim of the media.
I’ve worked 16+ years in public schools. I agree that there is a lot wrong with public schools. However, the broad brush some want to paint public education with is tainted with severe, and oft unfounded, bias. Most educators are not to blame for the problems in public education. In fact, I’ve had more than a few conversations with teachers, most of them liberal (I am very conservative), who agree with me that the reason many students do not do well in public school is because of the people who work in cubicles in some antiseptic building that make the decisions regarding the curriculum and how students will be taught. These people have hardly, if ever, stepped onto a school campus, let alone into a classroom. Teachers and other school staff (I’m a School Psychologist) are not permitted to provide their input into the decisions that politicians and retired bureaucrats make regarding education. When I was in Elementary School, I wasn’t introduced to the concept of Algebra until 6th or 7th grade. Today, introductory Algebra concepts are being taught in Kindergarten. The pressures we are placing children under from a purely academic expectation is ridicules.
So you are in favor of the teachers rushing the gunman unarmed? Since I am on the emergency team in a gun-free company I was taught that I had the "option" of rushing the gunman or locking myself in my office like everyone else. But I am partial to option 3.
it shows me that this mother which did a lousy job as a parent did not want her kid to be treeated as he should and she wanted to hear what she wanted to hear.
This get a shrink who will give him drugs, tell him it;s alright to be different and then this is what happens.
About time parents gave up some of their own lives, laid some discipline down, hard work, morals, respect instead of this modern aprenting, promoting divorce, no father needed, treat all kids nicey nice and all are equal
That left wing crap has given us this and yes much of the media with their dog walkers, nannies, cleaners are as bad.
Get the kid to clean, help to cook, kids can walk the dog
I will still rail against public schools. They have become dens of iniquity, that advocate socialism, anti-Americanism, homosexuality, and atheism. I am glad on the individual level that there are deeply religious, and conservative staff members in these areas. They can be salt and lights in this dark world. God bless them. I hope your's and these other folks Bible studies with their students are very fruitful.
That said, schools should be privatized. The public/government system has degenerated to the point that they are a detriment rather than a benefit.
How many years was Adam Lanza home schooled? It sounds like it was just one. Adam Lanza was a product of his insanity, but if you are trying to attribute it to his school background - he was more of a product of the public school system (K through 10th Grade), than home school (1 or 2 years).
But it’s better than putting them in public schools.
“Mothers of mentally ill sons often become obsessive and overprotective, and it sounds like that was her problem. “
That is very true! The biggest problem was when she introduced that mentally disturbed young man in the business of guns and shooting with guns. She thought him how to shoot with guns!
His medical records will tell more than his school records. He didn’t go off the reservation when he was being home schooled but as an adult.
He may have been on medication through his teen yeaars and under psychiatric care until he turned 18 and then at that point started exerting his independence and wanted to stop taking his medications.
Starting, stopping, adding, subtracting, or adjusting psychiatric medications are times when a person is most vulnerable to going postal.
But being that it is covered by HIPPA we may never know.
What a disappointing post. You do the very thing you complain about others doing. And we didn’t homeschool any of the kids.
You have absolutely nothing to base that on!! What a bizarre, out of place diagnosis.
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