Adam Lanza, School Shooter Suspect, Had Personality Disorder


Adam Lanza, the man identified as the gunman in Friday’s mass shooting at a Connecticut elementary school, had a checkered past and a personality disorder.

The brother, Ryan Lanza, 24, told authorities that Adam Lanza, 20, is autistic or has a “personality disorder.” A law enforcement official told Fox that Adam Lanza had a “checkered past” and was a “troubled youth.”

At least 27 people, including 20 children, died in the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown.

According to public records, Adam Lanza lived at 36 Yogananda St. in Newtown. His mother, Nancy Lanza, who was shot to death in her home on Friday, is also listed as a resident at that address. Adam Lanza’s parents divorced in 2009. His father, Peter Lanza, vice president of taxes for GE Energy Financial Services. Peter Lanza reportedly lives in Stamford, Conn.

Several media outlets have reported that Nancy Lanza was a teacher at Sandy Hook Elementary, but a former school board member believes that incorrect.

Nancy Lanza’s body was reportedly found inside her home on Friday.

Adam Lanza drove to Sandy Hook Elementary School in his mother’s car on Friday morning, according to reports.

The shooter was initially mistakenly identified as Ryan Lanza. Adam Lanza was carrying his older brother’s identification, which led to the misidentification. Ryan Lanza was questioned by police in New Jersey and is reportedly not considered a suspect or person of interest in the shootings.

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