Adam Lanza Identified as Gunman in Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting, Not Ryan Lanza

Adam Lanza kills 26 people at Sandy Hook Elementary
Adam Lanza Identified as Gunman in Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting, Not Ryan Lanza (Circa 2005)

NEWTOWN SCHOOL SHOOTING:  Adam Lanza, 20, identified as the gunman in the shooting rampage at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. His brother, Ryan Lanza, was initially identified as the shooter, who killed 20 kids and wounded six adults, including his mother, Nancy Lanza; principal Dawn Hochsprung and guidance counselor, Mary Sherlach, at the school. There are now reports that Adam Lanza was mentally disabled. Right. I expected that excuse to surface.

According to media reports, witnesses said Adam Lanza was going from room-to-room shooting adults and kids, after first killing the principal and psychologist execution-style in the main office. Most of the massacre occurred in two classrooms, with one entire class unaccounted for.

More on Adam Lanza:

1. Virginia Tech – 32 dead plus the shooter, 16 April 2007, Blacksberg, ColoradoStudent Seung Hui Cho, 23, killed two students in a dorm and then went through building of classrooms armed with two handguns, shooting at random before killing himself. 2. University of Texas – 16 dead plus shooter, 1 August 1966, Austin, TexasFormer Marine sniper Charles Whitman, 25, armed with an arsenal of weapons shot victims from the observation deck of the campus tower.

3. Columbine High School – 13 dead plus two shooters, 20 April 1999, Littleton, Colorado

Students Eric Harris, 18, and Dylan Klebold, 17, opened fire outside the school killing students and one teacher before shooting themselves in the library.

4. Red Lake High School – 9 dead plus shooter, 21 March 2005, Red Lake, Minnesota

Jeffrey Weise, 17, goes on a shooting spree at Red Lake High School killing nine people, including his grandfather, before shooting himself.

5. University of Iowa – five dead plus shooter, 1 November 1991, University of Iowa

Gang Lu, 27, a graduate student from China killed five with a .38-caliber revolver. He was apparently angry because his doctoral dissertation had not been nominated for an academic award.

6. Amish schoolhouse massacre – six dead plus shooter, 2 October 2, 2006, Nickel Mines, Pennsylvania

Charles Carl Roberts IV, 32, executes five girls aged 7 to 13 before killing himself in a small Amish schoolhouse

7. Jonesboro, Arkansas – five dead, 24 March 1998, Jonesboro, Arkansas

Mitchell Johnson, 10, and Andrew Golden, 8, took seven guns to school and pulled the fire alarm and shot students as they headed for the exits. Four died plus a teacher. The pair were sent to a juvenile detention center and released in 2005.

8. Cleveland Elementary School – five dead plus shooter, 17 January 1989, in Stockton, California

Patrick Edward Purdy entered a schoolyard and opened fire with a semiautomatic rifle at Cleveland Elementary School. Five children died and 30 others were wounded including one teacher. He then shot himself.

9. University of Arizona – three dead plus shooter, 28 October 2002, University of Arizona

Robert Flores, 40, a nursing student shot an instructor in her office before entering a classroom and killing two more teachers before committing suicide.

10. Kent State University – four dead, 4 May 1970, Kent State University in Ohio

National Guard troops killed four students who took part in anti-war protests on the campus of Kent State University in Ohio. (Source)


  • Why isn’t the Bath School disaster listed? 38 elementary children and six adults were killed. At least 58 other people were injured making it the worst school violence in U.S. history…yet it’s never mentioned.