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Adam Lanza's Father: 'We Are in a State of Disbelief'

Peter Lanza, the father of Adam Lanza, who is widely reported as the man that shot 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School, released a statement on Saturday.

Peter Lanza, the father of 20 year-old Adam Lanza, who is the suspected gunman responsible for the deaths of 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary school on Friday, released the following statement on Saturday, according to the Huffington Post:

"Our hearts go out to the families and friends who lost loved ones and to all those who were injured. Our family is grieving along with all those who have been affected by this enormous tragedy. No words can truly express how heartbroken we are. We are in a state of disbelief and trying to find whatever answers we can. We too are asking why. We have cooperated fully with law enforcement and will continue to do so. Like so many of you, we are saddened, but struggling to make sense of what has transpired."

Lanza is said to have shot and killed his mother before entering the school at about 9:30 a.m. Friday, fatally shooting 26 people and then himself. Multiple media outlets have reported the three guns carried into the school by the gunman as legally registered to his mother.

Lydia Hall December 17, 2012 at 12:22 AM
To the remaining Lanza family, I send my thoughts and prayers. It is horrible that Ryan was originally identified as the shooter. Be strong.
Laura Resendez December 17, 2012 at 06:17 PM
We as parents try to find the best in our children and also try to lead them to become their best. Unfortunately, I think this might have led you to a chronic disbelief that would not allow you to properly identify the huge risk you had at home not only for the family but for the entire community. My prayers are with you all... How would anyone else react in the face of a struggling and violent child? Maybe just the same... We only do the best we can and now we might learn from this unfortunate outcome.
Al Day December 17, 2012 at 09:47 PM
92% of male prisoners come from homes where the father is absent. Don't know the circumstances but no father should let his son be raised by a single mother. Never. Especially with these type mental and health issues. nuff said.
Cynthia Rose December 18, 2012 at 06:23 AM
My condolences to you and your son on the loss of your family. Stay strong. It is unfortunate that your family is being torn apart. People do not understand. They cannot because they have not lived your lives. It is tragic for all involved, including your son, Adam. I wish you peace of mind.
dutch4u2 December 18, 2012 at 07:47 PM
@Al Day 4.47pm Dec. 17 What an ugly and mysogenic statement. A very wealthy family with all available resources stayed together in marriage for 17 years until divorced in 2009.

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