Adam Lanza Bullied at Sandy Hook Elementary School; Mom Considered Lawsuit

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Adam Lanza’s mother considered suing Sandy Hook Elementary School, according to a new report, due to the intense bullying her son endured there.

Nancy Lanza reportedly believed teachers at the Newtown, Conn., school turned a blind eye to beatings and taunts Adam suffered from his classmates.

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A relative, speaking to the N.Y. Daily News, claimed that mass murderer Lanza was ridiculed and attacked by fellow students at his boyhood alma mater.

“Nancy felt fiercely protective of him,” the relative said. “She was convinced the school wasn’t doing enough to protect Adam. It made her irate.”

She was gunned down by 20-year-old Adam Lanza on December 14, 2012. He then drove her car to Sandy Hook Elementary and killed 26 people.

Obviously a disturbed individual, Adam had been socially withdrawn for years. It's hard to pinpoint why or when it started, or if it could've been prevented.

Still, Nancy struggled with people bullying her son often, family members say, and even went to school in an effort to catch his classmates in the act.

“Adam would come home with bruises all over him,” the relative said. “His mom would ask what was wrong, and he wouldn’t say. He would just sit there.

“She was trying to get proof. She wanted to know where the bruises came from.”

Nancy considered a lawsuit against the school, though it's not clear if she pursued that. What is clear is that this was a troubled youth from an early age.

Relatives said Adam Lanza never seemed emotionally right after his time in Sandy Hook. Nancy Lanza switched him to another school after sixth grade.

“He was a sick boy,” the relative told the Daily News.

Mother and son shared a Newtown home where they were heavily armed with rifles, knives, Samurai swords, a 7-foot spear and 1,600 rounds of ammunition.

Investigators found a Sandy Hook report card inside the house, along with a holiday gift card from mother to son with a check for him to buy a new gun.

The tragedy has sparked nationwide gun control discussion, with Connecticut recently passing the nation's toughest laws; federally, the debate rages on.


I think the mom and son were both a little (or more) nuts. According to friends and relatives, Adam was never quite right. That his mom sent him to a mainstream school where he was abused and that she continued to send him there to be abused instead of pulling him out and sending him to an alternative school or getting him mental help doesn't seem like the acts of a mother with a good handle on things herself or like a mother who truly cared about her kid, like she kept sending him to that school to show others he was mentally or psychologically normal when he wasn't.


She knew her son was being bullied and considered suing, but continued teaching there? Something doesn't seem right about that...


"a relative said". Imagine how believable this is, in the light of massive comment that Adam Lanza was stitched up.


When Hollywoodgossip is the paper that gives first hand info on Adam Lanza"s life history and not the main stream media! It makes one wonder! So much BS has been written from day one!


Wow, Deb couldn't have said it better myself!!!
This is NOT a gun issue it's a MENTAL HEALTH issue!!!! I have a friend who had to take her Autistic son out of school because of bullying!!!

@ Danielle

That's what I was trying to say. Adam's mother should have removed him from mainstream school and found him alternative schooling where he'd be safe, and hopefully happier. Instead, she just kept sending him to a place where he was being abused. How reasonable or rational is that!!!


don't try to sue him.


When I read something like this; little wonder that anyone (let alone someone with Aspergers) would snap at some stage. Rather than focusing on gun debates; why don't we look at the inherent bullying that goes on in schools, & try to address this issue. We can't, as a society; shun, isolate & physically bully those that are a little bit different from the rest of us; without expecting fallout. I feel profoundly sad that this young man endured this sort of abuse in his very short life. It's just a tragedy all round.

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