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Mother And Brother Of Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooter Found Dead

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Mother And Brother Of Sandy Hook Shooter Found Dead

This sick story has taken an even more twisted turn. If that's possible.

According to new reports Ryan Lanza, the gunman who killed 27 people at Sandy Hook Elementary School this morning, shot and killed his own mother, Nancy Lanza.

Nancy was kindergarten teacher at Sandy Hook, and believed to be the main target of the shooting.

Authorities say Ryan shot his mother inside her classroom, before he took aim at the students. The reports suggest that most of the children murdered in the school were in that classroom.

A law official has revealed further the gunman's BROTHER was found dead in a home searched in Hoboken, New Jersey.

So horrific!

[Image via The Atlantic Wire]

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70 comments to “Mother And Brother Of Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooter Found Dead”

  1. boston61 says – reply to this


    Thanks NRA. Thanks for the memories. ALL who vote for the BIG bullet magazine loving REPUBLICANS are responsible.

  2. beebeefox says – reply to this



  3. Summer says – reply to this



  4. Taryn says – reply to this


    The news is saying Adam Lanza is the shooter now

  5. Steve says – reply to this


    Re: Pansy Hunter – You are absolutely disgusting . Tell me why canada doesnt have these problems ? Could it be that they can't walk into walmart and buy semi automatic weapons?

  6. EGreg439 says – reply to this


    Re: boston61 – First of all, I want to say I respect you voicing your opinion on this issue. The beauty of this country is our right to debate/express our opinions. However, I find it completely inappropriate to blame gun control only HOURS after 27 people, including 20 Kindergarteners, lost their lives only 11 days before CHRISTMAS! The facts have yet to emerge on whether this weapon was stolen, or if this person had a concealed carry permit. A gun can't just get up and commit a crime on it's own…there has to be an EVIL person with some very serious issues to go into a classroom and shoot 5 and 6 years old. Evil will find other ways to commit these crimes without guns.

  7. 7

    Re: Pansy Hunter – you're a fucking imbecile.

  8. perezisstupid says – reply to this


    the brother is in custody asshole. get the facts right!

  9. 9

    Re: Summer – learn to spell, you moron.

  10. perezisdumb says – reply to this



  11. PM2901 says – reply to this


    Adults, name-calling on a gossip site when 20 children lay dead on the floor of their school. Brilliant!

  12. Steve says – reply to this


    Seriously! You idiots want to turn this into a political and gun control debate?! The kids bodies haven't even been taken out of the school and this is what you choose to post? Put your freaking agendas aside and mourn the loss of these innocent children!

  13. HAMMER123 says – reply to this


    Re: boston61

    Guns and republicans are not responsible. Mental illness is. If the principal or any teachers had been carrying a gun they could have put this monster down.

  14. emeraldfire says – reply to this


    American SOCIETY is creating these real-life monsters! Ultra violent movies and TV shows coming out of Hollywood that glorify mass murderers and bloodshed; virtual x-rated PlayStation and Xbox "games;" vulgar Rap and Hard Rock music; no repercussions for breaking laws or respect for authority…..and we wonder what has gotten into people?!?

  15. mariamav says – reply to this


    Re: EGreg439 – If someone said Canada doesn't have these problems.. Soooo wrong. Can't even be safe in the living room of your own house because of drive by shooting. Scarborough, Ontario is horrible. Crime rate has escalated dramatically since I was a kid.

  16. Jess says – reply to this


    I hope you see this, but it would be superb to correct the false information the media aired in a misunderstanding.

    Correct the shooters name as it was confirmed the brother Ryan was NOT the shooter, he was at work and in transient to his residence.

    The deceased in the home was the father.

    The shooter Adam was also apparently intellectually disabled.

    It is slanderous to have this still stating it was Ryan, when news outlets have openly spoke of the misunderstanding. The poor guys life is already ruined with the stigma that will be attached to him and the loss of his family, at least correct it.

  17. Peanut33 says – reply to this


    Re: emeraldfire – your exactly rite, and then everyone wants to sit there and say i wonder what was goin threw his head!!! GIMME a break..

  18. juju says – reply to this


    Re: Pansy Hunter
    this is a day of major loss. how cold of you to wish death upon anyone.

  19. lotsoflove says – reply to this


    Re: Pansy Hunter – Really Pansy Hunter. You really think that someone else needs to die just for having an opinion? I don't think your mother hugged you enough. Sending some love your way…you clearly need it big guy.

  20. MacTX says – reply to this


    Re: Pansy Hunter

    Ignore him, he puts out the same dribble without backing any of it up.

  21. SHALAMAR BILAL says – reply to this


    i would like to say that i am very deeply sadden by what happen in connecticut. my thoughts prayers are with families who lost love ones today. and i thank god for those families who didn;t lose loved today

  22. MacTX says – reply to this


    Re: Steve

    They savagely stab one another instead. It's so much more civilized isn't it to physically stab your victim to death than pull a trigger? Criminals and mindless idiots are out there, you can try your best to control them, but in the end, they're going to do what they're intent on doing. Did you hear the one about the guy who shot is father (a teacher) with a cross bow during class? I guess not having a gun really stopped him. Just like it being illegal to carry guns on school grounds really stopped these two (waste of life) individuals today. Lets pass a law, that'll show these nuts what they can't do. How's that working out? Way to go those of your out there who are anti-gun without really thinking about.

  23. JJ says – reply to this


    Get facts before you post!

  24. iqra says – reply to this


    Re: EGreg439 – Canada does have such problems. In fact recently there was a shooting at the Eaton center (mall) which caused many deaths including children.

  25. 25

    Re: Pansy Hunter – That "right" was done in a time where in times of war the citizens had to be the ones fighting as soldiers against invaders, so with that law every citizen was armed to go to war.
    Truth is that is not really there to defend yourself against a thief, its there so the country uses you as part of the army in case that is needed.

  26. 26

    Re: Summer – And how Obama was going to predict that a nutjob was going to get up from his bed one day, grab his gun and go kill his mom, his brother and a bunch of other people.

  27. MB says – reply to this


    Re: Steve – Yep, it's true Steve (with regards to MacTX)

    We are just a bunch of throat slashing idiots. I can vouch for this, buddy…. We do it BECAUSE it's much more uncivilized than an automatic weapon. No other reason.

    Hell, I would nail my enemies to trees in a crusifiction pose if I could capture them, without getting caught….

  28. 28

    Re: emeraldfire – I do agree that the biggest problem America has is not their guns (even tho the controls in order for people to have a gun should be much more strict and the ridiculous law that every citizen can carry one should be voided too). The biggest problem is that american culture is violent. Pitifuly people are exposed to all kinds of violence since they are born. I think its time people get conscious about it.

  29. jax says – reply to this


    Re: iqra

    wrong. 2 adults died, no children shot, and it was a gang related shooting. not a killing spree of children shooting.

  30. 30

    Re: MacTX
    Look at it this way, there were two tragic attacks today, one guy was armed with a gun and killed close to 30 people, another with a knife and thankfully although many injured, none dead. Yes the psychos will have there way no matter what, so why allow them weapons that are a damn sight easier to kill with than others! Drugs are illigal, but we all know people do it anyway, so just legalise it all and give crack to the people? Kids drink no matter what you do, so lets scrap the legal drinking age too. People will do terrible things no matter what, and I'm so shocked and saddened by todays events, so why make it easier for them?

  31. katee says – reply to this


    you should really get your facts straight. shooter's name is incorrect and his brother was alive in his hoboken, nj home and is being questioned.

  32. Racquel says – reply to this


    I am so sorry for the families and the children and adults killed. I am scared for my children to go to school. God bless all of you.

  33. teeter totter says – reply to this


    Re: HAMMER123 – Yes you have a point, but they would have had to lock the gun up with bullets stored separately, so not sure if they could get the gun and load it in time to do any substanstial damage. Good idea though.

  34. harleymomof6 says – reply to this


    Re: EGreg439 – you are very ignorant. Criminals will always get guns. Our govt. is GIVING guns to drug cartels and Egypt…are you kidding me?? Drugs are illegal but they're still everywhere. It's not the good guys that are killing people. Wake the hell up!

  35. 35

    prayers for the familys of the innocents

  36. MacTX says – reply to this


    Re: MB
    wow, I really hope that was sarcasm.

    BTW, civilians for the most part can't legally own automatic weapons. It doesn't mean they're not out there. police, military can own them. so can class 3 firearms dealers as well as select individuals extensively screened by the government…. and then obviously criminals.

  37. 37


  38. MacTX says – reply to this


    Re: bleahf

    Remember the constitution came after independence from England. Had the writers meant just the regular army, they would have written it as such. The writing is pretty specific, the militia is tasked with ensuring the "security of a free state," as in free from unjust rule by either foreign or domestic aggressors (or tyrannical government). The US government is pretty much a response to, what the colonist felt, as unfair treatment by the British crown. They felt they needed to protect the people from such an unjust rule happening again. obviously they've failed since some of us have forgotten history which inevitably repeats itself when the lessons of the past are forgotten or ignored.

  39. MacTX says – reply to this


    Re: Lady Says

    For the same reason that the war on terror is futile and unattainable. You’re fighting against something built into the fabric of human nature which unfortunately means the extinction of the species to rid us of it at this stage of our development.

    And magnitudes more people died today from avoidable accidents so what’s your point? People die from tragic and avoidable events every single day.

    The problem with making things illegal, as you've pointed out, it doesn't stop the psychos out there. So you would have everyone handicapped just for the perception of safety, because that’s all it is, a perception. Just like the perception those unfortunate parents felt as they dropped off their children to a gun free zone. That definitely work well didn't it?

  40. kandycane says – reply to this


    Re: boston61 – you are Dumb ass hell! America has gangs.. BLACKMARKET…. MOST PEOPLE WHO OWN GUNS PROTECT THEIR HOME FROM STREET GUNS, GUNS THAT MOSTLY STOLEN OF TRUCKS, STOLEN BEFORE THEY ARE REGISTERED TO A COP, SECURITY OFFICER, OR MILITARY. YOU ARE A DUMB FUCK IF U REALLY BELIEVE IN TAKING AWAY A GUN FROM " a good ol boy" WILL NOT SAVE THE LIVES OF VICTIMS THAT ARE BROKEN INTO BY A THUG WITH STREET (HOT) GUN. DO YOU KNOW WHEN I FEEL THE SAFEST…WHEN I SEE A NRA GUN OWNER WEARING HIS PEACEMAKER IN A STORE…I V HAD TO SHOW MY PEACE TO A DRUGGED UP LOSER THAT TRIED TO BREAK INTO MY HOUSE…HE RAN AND NEVER CAME BACK. THANK GOD FOR NRA!!! Now if you can promise me all the black market guns will be compensated then I will gladly hand over my peacemaker, but this isn't Canada peaches..this is America then land of druggies and welfare…people don't Work for their food here candyass. Do u know what would have saved those childrens life….a metal detector and a cop standing right next to or with a peacemaker. And these rich parents to make their boy Work for his toys and earn something , so they don't go crazy like this man did when his mommy finally makes him grow up. BTW PEREZ YOUR FACTS ARE WRONG…HE WAS TWENTY YEAR OLD

  41. kandycane says – reply to this


    Re: boston61 – also…..you're a low life! Can't believe u went political during a horrific ordeal. Obama would call u an ass

  42. gemma says – reply to this


    Ryan Lanza was not the shooter, it was his brother Adam. This article is not accurate and is very unfair to Ryan Lanza who has lost his mother and his brother today.

  43. kandycane says – reply to this


    People on here blaming Obama, Republican, NRA, Democrats, Taking prayer out of schools, Christians, or God, YOU ARE WHAT'S WRONG WITH THEY WORLD. YOU JUST LIKE TO STIR THE SHIT! I know many of all the above that find this horrible Christians and nonbelievers. Shame on you. Sorry for misspelled my phone doesn't recognize basic words, it changes most words:/ ???

  44. aleejandra says – reply to this


    Re: Pansy Hunter – wow your an idiot! its obvious there needs to be gun control too many innocent people dying! If you think after today people should be allowed to buy guns then I feel sorry for you! Im so glad I live in Canada!

  45. badpeoplearebad says – reply to this


    Re: emeraldfire – yeah, americans… we caused that guy to stab children in china too. Idiot. Bad people are universal, not just in one country.

  46. ll says – reply to this


    boston61 Another idiot blaming the gun for what a mentally disturbed person did. There was a woman who stabbed her husband to death, she nailed him 200 times, so it is time to get rid of all knives. The man that strangeled all the woman years ago with ropes, we need to get rid of rope, how about poison, we need to get rid of that too, It is people who have nothing to say that always want to blame anyone but the perp who did it. I am NRA, I have guns, my adult kids have guns in their homes locked up away from the kids. If someone breaks into their homes they can protect their families, how about you it take about 11 minutes for the cops to get to your after a 911 call if not longer, That gives some guy with a knife [lenty of time to kill you, your kids and the family dog.Because YOU are to chickenshit to get a weapon and learn how to use it and protect your family, SO if it happens let us who have guns know so we can blame the deaths on you for not defending your family , hot shot. I am sure the others that you are trying to lay the blame on are going to come after you too,.Another OBAMA voter heard from. I bet you dont believe in the death penalty either lol

  47. ll says – reply to this


    Re: kandycane – Bostin who voted for the man lol says bhe would call you an ass? Well he just needs to be looking in the mirror when he does, or have a picture of HER in front of him. He is still laughing about geting all those votes from morons., Bostin..yhou started this shit by your comments yhou mad eit political

  48. Amanda says – reply to this


    Hey, so the killer's name is Adam Lanza, not Ryan. Ryan is his brother. Maybe you should get the facts right, Perez, before reporting on something.

  49. Robin says – reply to this


    This entire article is false! Ryan wasnt the shooter, his brother Adam was. ADAM killed his mother and murdered those precious children. He never shot his brother, in fact his brother was taken into custody but has been cleared by police. His mother was NOT a teacher. She was Murdered at her home, and the teacher of the classroom was shot as well as the students. Get your facts straight. Too many "I heard"s going around. Lets stop talking and start acting. This isn't a rumor mill, these are precious lives lost 10 days before Christmas. These children should have been spending today at a local mall sitting on Santa's lap telling him what they want for Christmas. Instead they are sitting in heaven. Lets get the facts straight and start fixing this nation so no other child has to endure their last moments on this earth frightened!! Lets make this world safe again!

  50. 50

    Re: MacTX
    Thats a very defeatest attitude. Gun control wouldn't prevent all incidents like this but it would help. Yes people die everyday, my point its why add to the number. It might be futile, and never change a thing, but you have to try. If theres a better way to do things you have to give it a go.

  51. Ian Ocampo says – reply to this



  52. Stephanie says – reply to this


    Re: Steve – I agree with you. We should be caring about these Innocent kids and these adults who risked their life for these beautiful children! Pray for them and to people who has to suffer from this!

  53. 53

    Re: boston61 – what does the NRA have to do with it? NRA didn't kill anyone, adam lanza did. don't be so stupid. thousands die in car wrecks you don't blame the car.

  54. CanadianGirl says – reply to this


    Your information is completely and utterly WRONG. His poor mother was a substitute teacher (possibly) at the school and was shot in the home she shared with him. His brother in New Jersey is alive & well and hadn't any contact with the shooter in a couple of years. Bad stuff to be getting wrong on your site, and this tragedy really doesn't belong on a fluff gossip site anyway.

  55. MacTX says – reply to this


    Re: Lady Says
    It’s being realistic. Why sugar coat something and hide from it. Guns have been around for hundreds of years and yet, these mass murder type incidents perpetrated by cowards are a recent trend. Don’t get me wrong, we’re had mass murders with gun since its invention and mas murders with other instruments long before that, but not of these types (mentally ill drugged up cowards and easy, disarmed targets with a touch of worldwide fame to go with it).

    Every measure of gun control in place FAILED in this instance and to think that more would prevent future incidents is asinine. The shooting is the effect, now what is the cause? The gun itself is an instrument. Since these type of incidents started to occur, all we've every looked at is the instrument, so what did we do, right, restrict the instrument. But wait, more incidents occured. Now what? Right. More restrictions on the instrument. How’s that working out? Oh, right. It’s not is it?

    Guns by itself don’t kill people. People using guns kill people. All anyone ever seems to look at is the gun and completely ignoring the person. This type of massacre will continue until we get to the root of the problem.

  56. sonny says – reply to this


    It is NOT Ryan it is ADAM. Ryan is his innocent brother. Please correct this info. He's been through enough!

  57. kim says – reply to this


    This story is so full of false reports you should really remove it. Sad how all media wants to be first to report that so many false versions get passed around. Come on and verify before reporting.

  58. 58

    Theres 305 million Americans. 250+ MILLION guns. Over 90 MILLION gun owners. In 25 years we have had 7 mass public shootings involving 10 men. 10 people out of 90+ million in 25 years went on a shooting spree. A psycho will be a psycho. Making the majority suffer because of .000001% of them did something horrible isn't the way.

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  60. Thatonedude says – reply to this


    Nothing in this article is correct, take this crap down bc you're just confusing everyone! Jackass.

  61. Megz22 says – reply to this


    Re: MacTX – I completely agree with LadySays, sure there are the phsycos out there who are going to do these terrible things regardless of the law but why are we make it so easy for them? I found it shocking to hear that citizens in America legally have the right a carry a weapon, why? "Self defence"? Isn't this just encouraging the violence? If it weren't so easy for people to go out and get themselves these weapons maybe then maybe they'd just have to settle for that kitchen knife or screwdriver they have lying around? Maybe someone could have stopped them sooner? Maybe more children would've lived? Since scotland's dunblane school massacre in 1996 resulting in a ban of allnprivate ownership of handguns in the uk the exception being historical guns and sporting guns (with a license). Since then there has been just one shooting spree in the uk. I can't believe people are not for these laws making it harder to posses these weapons. Anything to make it harder for these criminals. If its because you wish to own one yourself then surely you have a valid reash to an therefore should have no problem getting a license for one if the laws were to be made stricter?

  62. MacTX says – reply to this


    Re: Megz22

    Read those articles.

    The majority of those massacres occur in a gun free zone; a point conveniently left out. Firearms are prohibited on those premises; your argument on the right to carry a weapon is irrelevant. What encourage violence is a sign up front advertising that the people within are unarmed and helpless. Why do massacres occur at such a place and not where armed people congregate? When was the last time a police station had a massacre or any other place with a high percentage of armed occupants? An armed society is a polite society and a disarmed society is target practice for the criminals and the insane. We pass laws and expect them to follow them. How many more lives do we have to lose before we realize, as a collective, that they don’t? You should ask our law makers and anti-gun supporters WHY they keep making it easier for the criminals. We hand them disarmed people on a silver platter and we wonder why we still have massacres.

  63. MacTX says – reply to this


    Re: Megz22

    You'll have to Google the article yourself, it's the

    "Twelve facts about guns and mass shootings in the United States" on the Washington Post site.

    Also, Scotland has a different history and culture and trying to compare apples to oranges is futile. The problem is that gun control laws don’t stop these massacres. We've had gun control laws for a while and none are effective. If they were, these massacres would be a distance memory. At best it’s just a road block. I’m also not naive enough to think that gun problems can be solved with gun control laws; they target the wrong group.

  64. amanda says – reply to this


    you REALLY need to correct this story. it is riddled with mistakes. even if you updated it in a different post, you should post a correction on THIS link because I was led here two days after the story was published and it is still riddled with mistakes. poor attempt at journalism.

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  66. Fact-checker says – reply to this


    Everything in this article is wrong and should be redacted.

  67. jim says – reply to this


    Wow, almost all your information is wrong; shooter's name, mother's profession, brother killed, Try checking facts before posting the first thing you hear as "news."

  68. Page says – reply to this


    Re: amanda

    I truly hope this isn't where people go for JOURNALISM. Pathetic

  69. Mike says – reply to this


    Why is this story even still being posted?? It is completely incorrect. His mother was NOT a teacher at the school, she was NOT shot at the school, his brother was NOT shot and killed. Completely wrong to have this story to continue to be posted. TAKE IT DOWN!!!

  70. mikeish says – reply to this


    Re: Fact-checker – Retracted, dumbass.