my thoughts and prayers are going out for everyone even remotely affected by this tragedy that took place today. my heart is literally breaking for everyone. i wish nothing but the best for everyone affected from this day forward. the lost lives will be in my prayers for time to come.
Mass murderer Adam Lanza, third from the right, posing for a group photo of the technology club which appeared in the Newtown High School yearbook. Lanza committed the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting in 2012, where he murdered 20 small children and 6 members of staff, before turning the gun on himself.
As you can hear, Adams voice is very steady and calm most of the time. Zerzan himself even described it as kind of “robotic”, although I think that might me a bit exaggerated. Maybe I cant entirely judge it, because I am not a native speaker.
Well, there is one point in his call, where Adams voice is really different from the rest. If you listen to the record at 2:19- 2:21, you can hear Adam saying “Why did you do that to me, mom?”. Adam is talking about the foster-mother of Travis the Chimp, who- as Travis attacked her friend- stabbed him in the back with a knife.
“And she said that after she stabbed him, he looked at her as if to say ‘Why did you do that to me, mom?’”.
As Adams says this, his voice is shaking, shivering. To me, he almost sounds similar to when a person is trying to hide the fact, that he is about to cry while speaking. Its the only moment, where Adams voice reveals a noticeable emotion and it seems to be sadness.
If you now consider, that Adam killed his own mother before going on a rampage, reportedly had a difficult relationship with her and considered her as irrational, although she seemed to have been the person most close to him during his entire life, it is even more odd. I cant help but asking me, if Adam maybe had a similar question in his mind. Just imagine Adam asking Nancy exactly the same question and in exactly the same tone: “Why did you do that to me, mom?”
Townville Elementary School shooter, Jesse Osborne, 14, shot his father dead at their family home then called his grandmother who lives less than a minute from the murder scene and told her he had shot his father dead. He then went to the school and shot a teacher and other 2 children.
According to a family member/friend, Jesse was being homeschooled due to bringing a blade to the school ground.
On January 29, 1979, Brenda Ann Spencer opened fire on Grover Cleveland Elementary School in San Diego, California. Aged 16 at the time, Spencer began firing her .22 caliber rifle from her home just across the road from the school. Firing 30 rounds of ammunition, she murdered a total of 2 people; the school principal and a custodian. Spencer also wounded 8 students and a police officer. After firing the 30 rounds, Spencer barricaded herself inside of her home for approximately seven hours.
While the shooting took place, a reporter phoned nearby houses in search of information on the shooting. He reached Spencer, who admitted to the shooting. When asked why she was firing at the elementary school, Spencer allegedly replied “I don’t like Monday’s.” This comment was widely publicized, besides the fact that Spencer later claimed to not recall speaking those words.
While barricaded in her home Spencer made threats, saying that she was going to “come out shooting”, while on the phone with police officers. Ultimately, she surrendered. When searching her home, police officers found whiskey and beer bottles cluttered around the house. However, Spencer did not seem to be intoxicated at the time of her arrest.
Spencer later plead guilty to her crimes and was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison.
The Sandy Hook Elementary School Massacre (What Happened Inside the School)
“I entered the third classroom (room #8) and observed an adult female (teacher) to my immediate left… It appeared that she was trying to cradle and protect them. This scene was horrific and doesn’t leave my mind. I stopped counting causalities at this point.” - Paul S. Lukienchuk, TFC
“As I approached the door I was initially unable to comprehend what I was looking at. As I stared in disbelief, I recognized the face of a little boy on top of a pile. The little boy was face up and I was looking at a profile of the left side of his face, with top of his head to the west… I then began to realize that there were other children around the little boy and that this was actually a pile of dead children. I am unable to recall specific images, but I recall that many had horrific injuries.” - Sgt. William F. Cario
“In the far end of the classroom that the shooter was in, there was a AR15 assault rifle on the ground. The AR15 was manufactured by Bushmaster. I also observed two 30 round magazines for an AR15.” - Paul S. Lukienchuk, TFC
“I recall that the sight of the pile of children was unimaginable, and that some of the children had horrific injuries… I remember calling into the pile in the hope that a survivor would answer… I pulled the children out of the pile one by one… remember being disappointed as I worked my way down to the bathroom floor without finding any survivors.” - Sgt. William F. Cario
The Cleveland Elementary School shooting took place on January 29, 1979, in San Diego, California. Shots were fired at a public elementary school. The principal and a custodian were killed. Eight children and a police officer were injured.
A 16-year-old girl, Brenda Ann Spencer (born April 3, 1962), who lived in a house across the street from the school, was convicted of the shootings. She was tried as an adult, and pled guilty to two counts of murder and assault with a deadly weapon. She was given an indefinite sentence and remains in prison.
During the shooting, a reporter phoned houses near the school looking for information about what was going on. He reached Spencer, who freely admitted that she was the one doing the shooting. When asked why she was doing what she was doing, one of the things she was said to have told him was: “I don’t like Mondays.” The alleged comment was widely publicized; Spencer later said she did not recall making the remark.
“She was very active and she was always happy. A good child, well behaved, never had any problems at school.” - Brenda’s mother, Dot Spencer, about her daughter as a child.
On January 29, 1979, Brenda Ann Spencer, 16 years old at the time, fired shots at Cleveland Elementary School across the street from her house, in San Diego, California. The principal and a custodian were killed and nine more were wounded in the shooting.
Released 911 call from the shooting at Townville Elementary School in which the suspect is the
14-year-old Jesse Osborne who shot his father and the 6-year-old Jacob Hall dead and ended up injuring
other 2 people.
In the 911 call, a
teacher describes first responders efforts to save Jacob also describing
Osborne to dispatchers as wearing all black and saying that he was visibly
Dispatcher:Do you know if the suspect is still inside the
Caller:He said, ‘I give up, I give up.’ He never came inside. The
shooter never came in the building but we just heard gunshots. They ran
all the kids in and the shooter was out there behind them.
Dispatcher:They don’t know what he was wearing or anything, they just
know it was a white male?
Caller:He had all black on. Black hat, black shirt, it’s all
black. Blonde hair.
Dispatcher:All black clothing and blonde hair?
Caller:And I have a lady telling me his truck is crashed into the
fence of the playground in the back of the school. Please hurry.
Caller:I couldn’t see his face. I just knew he looked
Background voice:He was crying, he was very upset. He said, 'Sorry, I give up.’
Every class was interrupted when at least one student, and usually three or four, had a breakdown after hearing an unfamiliar noise coming from upstairs, or the hallway, or the parking lot, and understandably so. When we first got to the new school, we were unaware that construction work was being done in the classroom above ours. The sound of someone dragging a box across the floor upstairs was enough to send one little boy into a fetal position. He curled up into himself, shaking and sobbing hysterically.
Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis describing what it was like for her first-graders returning to class after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in her book, Choosing Hope.