I think this quote from the Times article is extremely callous, and is a good example of the sensationalist journalism which is peddled on many mainstream news outlets. I am going to attempt to wade through all the bunk and give you all the straight talk on what happened at that school...
- John Miller of CBS News tweeted "officials have a potential second shooter in custody in elementary school shooting" at 10:21am the morning of this tragedy.
- Several eye witnesses saw a man in dark camouflage being taken away in handcuffs by the police.
- The local police dispatch tape carries a report that a teacher saw two shadows running from the scene (3.25).
- You can see the police chasing someone into the woods in this video.
- Here is an eye witness who says a man in camouflage pants and a dark jacket was taken out of the woods in handcuffs, and that the man said "I didn't do it" to the parents, and was placed in a police car.
- Another person was apprehended outside the school, "proned out." (Can be heard on Police radio tape).
This third person may have been Chris Manfredonia, a name mentioned on a police scanner as a parent of one of the children, who was at the school to make gingerbread. However, the man who was arrested running into the woods has not been identified.
A local CBS affiliate was also reporting the existence of a second gunman and said “Police believe there may be a second gunman and are looking for a red or maroon van with its back window blown out…” According to ABC News, "authorities initially believed that there were two gunmen and were searching cars around the school, but authorities did not appear to be looking for another gunman" any longer. Mainstream media outlets have begun "scrubbing" articles from the web which do not line up with the official narrative.
"Officials" now say that early on Friday, December 14, 2012, Adam Lanza (20) shot his mother four times in the face at the house where they lived. Other sources say two times. This was done with a Marlin rifle which was left at the Lanza's Newtown house. Officials reported that Adam took "three guns that belonged to her" and "drove to the school in her car with four guns, including a shotgun that was left in the back of the vehicle." He was also allegedly wearing a bulletproof vest.
The school had a security protocol that called for doors to be locked during the day and visitors to be checked on a video monitor inside. “You had to buzz in and out and the whole nine yards,” said a former chairwoman of the Newtown board of education, Lillian Bittman. “When you buzz, you come up on our screen.” The lock system did not go into effect until 9:30 each morning.
The New York Times originally reported that the principal recognized Mr. Lanza because his mother worked at the school, let him in on Friday, and that sometime later she heard shots and went to see what was going on. However, the UK Times says Adam Lanza shot his way into Sandy Hook Elementary School. Lieutenant J. Paul Vance of the Connecticut State Police claims, “He was not voluntarily let into the school at all... He forced his way in.”
Evidence has emerged that the shooting began in the office of school principal Dawn Hochsprung while the school intercom was on. It's not clear whether it was turned on to alert the school or whether it was on for morning announcements, but the principal's screams and the cries of children heard throughout the school gave teachers time to take precautions to protect their children.
The Newtown school superintendent, Janet Robinson, said the principal and the school psychologist were shot and killed as they tried to tackle the gunman, and that a few of the teachers helped their children escape or hide. Robinson ran through the halls, warning of a gunman on the loose, and someone switched on the intercom, alerting people in the building to the attack — and perhaps saving many lives — by letting them hear the hysteria going on in the school office, a teacher said.
Robinson says there was no connection between Mr. Lanza’s mother and the school, but this contradicts accounts from authorities on December 14 that said she had worked there. CBS also confirmed Lanza’s mother was a teacher there, and that many of the victim’s were her students. This is one thing that has remained consistent - that the mother of the suspected shooter was a teacher at the school. The Associated Press reported that “At least one parent said Lanza’s mother was a substitute teacher there. But her name did not appear on a staff list. And the law enforcement official said investigators were unable to establish any connection so far between her and the school.”
A law enforcement official said investigators had not found a suicide note or messages that spoke to the planning of such a deadly attack. They have no explanation yet for why Adam Lanza went there that Friday. Tim Arnone told Reuters that he first met Lanza at Sandy Hook and attended Newtown High School with him, where the two were members of a technology club. He said Lanza was "driven hard" to succeed academically by his parents, particularly his mother.
Lt. Vance said investigators continued to press for information, and had collected “some very good evidence" adding that people posting misinformation about the incident on social media websites would prosecuted for violations of Connecticut state and federal law. He also said that the one survivor of the killings, a woman who was shot and wounded at the school, would be “instrumental” in piecing together what had happened.
Law enforcement officials originally said the weapons used by the gunman were a Sig Sauer and a Glock, but the chief medical examiner Dr. Carver said it appeared that all of the children had been killed by a “long rifle.” Anonymus officials also said the rifle used to commit the murders was the Bushmaster .223-caliber, as did NPR. The NY Times and ABC also said that a .223 Bushmaster semiautomatic was "found in the school."
However, ABC contradicts itself when it reports that "three guns were found: a Glock and a Sig Sauer, both pistols, inside the school, and a .223-calibre rifle in the back of a car." This would make it very difficult for Lanza to have committed the murders with the rifle! The CBC reported this as well.
The CBC also reported, "Authorities also recovered three other guns: a Henry repeating rifle, an Enfield rifle and a shotgun. It was not clear exactly where those weapons were found." I read one source which lists the repeating rifle and the Enfield rifle as being found in the Newtown home of Adam Lanza, with the Marlin rifle he used to kill his mother.
Sources told Fox News the guns used in the shooting were owned by and legally registered to Nancy Lanza. According to NPR, Federal agents have concluded that Adam Lanza visited an area shooting range, but they do not know whether he actually practiced shooting there. The ATF also determined that Lanza's mother visited shooting ranges several times, but it's still not clear whether she brought her son to the range or whether he ever fired a weapon there. Authorities said Lanza had no criminal history, and it was not clear whether he had a job.
Lt. Vance said the shooting took place in two nearby classrooms at Sandy Hook Elementary School, which has students in kindergarten to Grade 4, in the community of 27,000 northeast of New York City. Maryann Jacob, a library clerk, said she initially herded students behind a bookcase against a wall “where they can’t be seen.” She said that spot had been chosen in school practice drills, but on Friday, she had to move the pupils to a storage room “because we discovered one of our doors didn’t lock.” Ms. Jacob said the storage room had crayons and paper that they tore up for the children to color while they waited. “They were asking what was going on,” she said. “We said: ‘We don’t know. Our job is just to be quiet.’ ” But she said that she did know, because she had called the school office and learned the school was under siege.
Robert Licata said his six-year-old son was in class when the gunman burst in and shot the teacher. "That's when my son grabbed a bunch of his friends and ran out the door," he said. "He was very brave. He waited for his friends." He said the shooter didn't say a word. Stephen Delgiadice said his eight-year-old daughter heard two big bangs and teachers told her to get in a corner. His daughter was fine. "It's alarming, especially in Newtown, Conn., which we always thought was the safest place in America," he said.
Danbury Hospital was the only hospital to take in victims from the shootings, admitting three patients. Doctors said at a news conference they cleared four trauma rooms to treat shooting victims. Richard Wilford's seven-year-old son, Richie, is in the second grade at the school. His son told him that he heard a noise that "sounded like what he described as cans falling." The boy told him a teacher went out to check on the noise, came back in, locked the door and had the kids huddle up in the corner until police arrived.
First-grade teacher Kaitlin Roig, 29, locked her 14 students in a class bathroom and listened to "tons of shooting" until police came to help. Mergim Bajraliu, 17, said he heard the gunshots echo from his home and raced to check on his nine-year-old sister at the school. He said his sister, who was fine, heard a scream come over the intercom at one point. He said teachers were shaking and crying as they came out of the building. "Everyone was just traumatized," he said.
Melissa Makris, 43, said her 10-year-old son, Philip, was in the school gym. "He said he heard a lot of loud noises and then screaming. Then the gym teachers immediately gathered the children in a corner and kept them safe in a corner," Makris said. The fourth-grader told his mother that the students stayed huddled until police came in the gym. He also told her that he saw what looked like a body under a blanket as he fled the school. "He said the policeman came in and helped them get out of the building and told them to run," Makris said. "And they ran to the firehouse."
On Friday afternoon, family members were led away from the firehouse, some of them weeping. One man, wearing only a T-shirt without a jacket, put his arms around a woman as they walked down the middle of the street, oblivious to everything around them. Another woman with tears rolling down her face walked by carrying a car seat with a young infant inside and a bag that appeared to have toys and stuffed animals.
Dorothy Werden lives across the street from Christopher and Lynn McDonnell, who lost their daughter Grace in the rampage. Ms. Werden remembered seeing Grace get on a bus Friday, as she did every morning at 8:45. Shortly afterward, she received a call that there had been a lockdown at the school — something that happens periodically, she said, because there is a prison nearby. It was only when she saw police cars from out of town speed past her that she knew something was seriously wrong. State Police received the first 911 call at 9:41 a.m. and immediately began sending emergency units from the western part of the state.
It was silent in the school when police officers rushed in with their guns drawn. Multiple 30-round magazines and hundreds of bullets were found at the scene. CNN reported body was found in a classroom. Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy said Lanza committed suicide when he heard first responders coming. "We surmise that it was during the second classroom episode that he heard responders coming and apparently at that, decided to take his own life," Malloy said. FOX reported that Lanza killed himself with a single bullet to the head from the10 mm gun, and that the bullet was recovered in a classroom wall. This information came from an unnamed CT official.
Also among the dead were teachers Rachel D'Avino, Anne Marie Murphy, Victoria Soto. and Lauren Rousseau, who had recently started as a full-time substitute. “It was the best year of her life,” The News-Times quoted her mother, Teresa, a copy editor at the newspaper, as saying. Ms. Soto reportedly shooed her first graders into closets and cabinets when she heard the first shots, and then, by some accounts, told the gunman the kids were in the gym. Her cousin, James Willsie, told ABC News that she had “put herself between the gunman and the kids... [and] lost her life protecting those little ones." The bodies of those killed were still in the school as of 10 p.m. December 14.
Law enforcement officials initially told NBC News that the gunman was Lanza's brother, Ryan, and they had sent out a bulletin to local and federal law enforcement agencies to that effect. When authorities went to Ryan's home in Hoboken, N.J., to search it, they unexpectedly found him there. The brother was later brought in for questioning, but a law enforcement official said he was not believed to have had a role in the incident.
Investigators were searching his computers and phone records, but Ryan Lanza told law enforcement he had not been in touch with his brother since about 2010. Identification belonging to Ryan Lanza was found at the shooting scene, federal sources told ABC News. Ryan said it was possible that Adam had his ID. Ryan told authorities that his brother Adam had a history of mental problems, but the nature of them was not clear.
At least one law enforcement official has said Lanza had been diagnosed with Asperger's, a mild form of autism often characterized by social awkwardness. People with the disorder are often highly intelligent. While they can become frustrated more easily, there is no evidence of a link between Asperger's and violent behavior, experts say.
Former classmates remembered Adam Lanza as a brainy and quiet teen who sometimes wore a pocket protector. Joshua Milas, who graduated from Newtown High School in 2009, told The Associated Press that Adam Lanza was generally a happy person but that he hadn't seen him in a few years. "We would hang out, and he was a good kid. He was smart," Joshua Milas said. "He was probably one of the smartest kids I know." Catherine Urso, of Newtown, told the Associated Press her college-age son knew Lanza. "He just said he was very thin, very remote and was one of the Goths," she said.
Nancy Lanza and her husband, Peter Lanza, divorced in 2008, according to public records. Peter Lanza could not immediately be reached for comment but has spoken to police. Lanza's aunt, Marsha Lanza, of Crystal Lake, Ill., told the AP she was close with Adam Lanza's mother and sent her a Facebook message Friday morning asking how she was doing. Nancy Lanza never responded. Marsha Lanza described Nancy Lanza as a good mother and kind-hearted. She said her husband saw Adam Lanza as recently as June and recalled nothing out of the ordinary about him.
Officials said that Lanza shot "from a distance and then at close range, hitting some of [the children] as many as 11 times, as he fired a semiautomatic rifle loaded with ammunition designed for maximum damage." At a briefing in Newtown, the state’s chief medical examiner, H. Wayne Carver II, said “This is a very devastating set of injuries" and that the victims had been struck "all over, all over," When asked if they had suffered he said, “Not for very long.”
Carver went on to say that the bullets were “designed in such a fashion the energy is deposited in the tissue so the bullet stays in,” resulting in deep damage. As to how many bullets Mr. Lanza had fired, Dr. Carver said “There were lots of them.” He said that parents had identified their children from photographs to spare them from seeing the bodies. He said that 4 doctors and 10 technicians had done the autopsies and that he had personally performed seven, all on first-graders. “This is probably the worst I have seen or the worst that I know of any of my colleagues having seen,” said Dr. Carver, who is 60 and has been Connecticut’s chief medical examiner since 1989. He said that only Mr. Lanza and his mother Nancy Lanza remained to be autopsied the following day.
As the town mourned the deaths Sunday, a church service was temporarily evacuated after a caller "threatened to kill people in the church," a spokesman said. School officials have said there are no immediate plans to reopen Sandy Hook Elementary. Connecticut State Police announced Monday they will be holding all crime scenes connected to the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting for the foreseeable future, while they investigate the horrific mass murder.
"[We have] seized the crime scenes under search warrant [and are] holding on to them indefinitely," Connecticut State Police spokesman Lt. J. Paul Vance told reporters at a mid-morning news briefing. Vance said it could take months for investigators to complete their examination of the crime scene at the school. Keep in mind this is the same Lt. J. Paul Vance who said that all relevant information relating to this case is coming strictly from the authorities, and that independent journalists and bloggers publishing "disinformation" on social media sites may be prosecuted under federal law.
Why do I think it's important to do independent research on this stuff? Sheriff Pat Sullivan, who ran the Columbine investigation, was arrested last year and convicted of coercing sexual favors from a child for methamphetamine. His ridiculously short sentence, served in the jail that bears his name, amounted to a slap on the wrist. Rumor has it that Sullivan is part of a pedophile network along the lines of the Finders of Lost Children and the perpetrators of the Franklin Scandal child sex ring.
I think if these are the types of idiots running mass murder investigations, then other concerned citizens need to take an interest in reporting what is really going on. As I've noticed in several of these recent mass shootings, the witnesses will report several shooters, but the media only tells us about a "lone nut" who committed the act. Here are several other oddities I've noticed in my research into this event:
The alleged father of one of the victims can be seen laughing and smiling right before a press conference. He takes a good 10 seconds in order to compose himself and get really serious. This does not look like a grieving father to me. I have been an actor for over 20 years and this looks like somebody getting into character. See video here
Medical examiner Dr. Carver (interesting name for a guy who cuts up bodies) has some very peculiar things to say in this video. Even laughing at some points! I suppose someone who just examined 7 dead children might be a little weird, but this is a bit much. I checked him out and he expresses extreme anti-gun views in interview over the years.
Based on the claims of MULTIPLE SHOOTERS, this event could have been an organized attack against America. Finally, here is a picture of Viki Soto from the CNN website. If anybody can track down the warlock signing in the background of this photo, I'm sure he could tell you a bit about what really happened in Sandy Hook on December 14 2012.