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Sandy hook elementary school shooting


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Sandy hook elementary school shooting

  1. 1. Tyler Weikert
  2. 2.  December 14, 2012 Adam Lanza entered Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut A new security system had been installed making visitors be seen and then buzzed in, very similar to what we have here at the high school Lanza entered with a semi-automatic AR-15 assault rifle and two pistols He shot his way into the school and the shots were heard throughout the school
  3. 3. Adam Lanza  Adam Lanza, the shooter, was twenty years old  Lived in Sandy Hook, five miles from the school  No criminal record  He used his mother’s weapons to carry out the shooting. She was said to be a gun advocate, legally owned many guns, and often took her sons to the shooting range  Was an honor student at Newtown High School  His mother removed him from the school district because she was unhappy with what they had to offer and was then home-schooled  He earned a GED under his mother’s
  4. 4. Inhigh school friends and teachers described him as  Intelligent  Very nervous  Fidgety  Uncomfortable in social situations  No close friends in high school
  5. 5. Doctors think Adam Lanza suffered from  Personality disorders  Autism  Obsessive-compulsive disorder
  6. 6.  No sure answer Thoughts?  Nancy Lanza, his mother was in the process of admitting him to a psychiatric facility. Anger over this is a thought to why he carried out the shooting  Contemplated joining the marines, but his mother would not let him  Violent video game player  All sources say that a sure conclusion can not be made about why Adam Lanza carried out the act
  7. 7. Adam Lanza attended Sandy Hook Elementary for a short period of timeHis mother was a volunteer at the school and reports show that Adam thought she cared about the kids more than she did for himLanza, the shooter, killed his mother on his way to the Elementary School
  8. 8. Twenty students, ages six to seven, were killed in the shootingSix adult employees at the school were also killedAdam Lanza, the shooter, took his own life inside the school with his hand gun
  9. 9.  All staff of Sandy Hook Elementary were put in grave danger on December 14, 2012. All teachers put their lives in front of their students. Anne Marie Murphy, a special education teacher was found in her classroom slumped over her students as she tried to throw her body in front of the bullets to save their lives As soon as shots were heard, school principal Dawn Lafferty Hochsprung, school psychologist Mary Sherlach, and vice principal Natalie Hammond went out to investigate and take action. Only Natalie Hammond would make it out alive Other teachers made sure to keep their students calm for the endless hours that were spent in the school by reading stories to them, hiding them in bathrooms, and telling them
  10. 10.  - Charlotte Bacon, 2/22/06, female - Daniel Barden, 9/25/05, male - Rachel Davino, 7/17/83, female. - Olivia Engel, 7/18/06, female - Josephine Gay, 12/11/05, female - Ana M. Marquez-Greene, 04/04/06, female - Dylan Hockley, 3/8/06, male - Dawn Hochsprung, 06/28/65, female - Madeleine F. Hsu, 7/10/06, female - Catherine V. Hubbard, 6/08/06, female - Chase Kowalski, 10/31/05, male - Jesse Lewis, 6/30/06, male - James Mattioli , 3/22/06, male - Grace McDonnell, 12/04/05, female - Anne Marie Murphy, 07/25/60, female - Emilie Parker, 5/12/06, female - Jack Pinto, 5/06/06, male - Noah Pozner, 11/20/06, male - Caroline Previdi, 9/07/06, female - Jessica Rekos, 5/10/06, female - Avielle Richman, 10/17/06, female - Lauren Rousseau, 6/1982, female (full date of birth not specified) - Mary Sherlach, 2/11/56, female - Victoria Soto, 11/04/85, female - Benjamin Wheeler, 9/12/06, male - Allison N. Wyatt, 7/03/06, female
  11. 11. ReactionsTwenty-seven smallU.S. flags adorn alarge flag on amakeshift memorial onthe side of Highway 84near the Newtown,Connecticut asresidents mourn thetragedy
  12. 12. ReactionsA woman paysrespects at a memorialoutside of St. Rose ofLima Roman CatholicChurch, in Newtown,Connecticut
  13. 13. ReactionsCheryl Girardi, ofMiddletown,Connecticut, kneelsbeside 26 teddy bears.Each bear representsa victim of the SandyHook ElementarySchool shooting
  14. 14. ReactionsA homemade signwritten on a tablecloth, hangs outside inhonor of the teacherswho died along withstudents at SandyHook
  15. 15. ReactionsA U.S. flag flies at halfstaff outside theNewtown High Schoolbefore PresidentBarack Obama isscheduled to attend amemorial for thevictims of the SandyHook ElementarySchool shooting
  16. 16. Obama Reacts
  17. 17.  "Sandy Hook Elementary Shooting: What Happened?" CNN. Cable News Network, n.d. Web. 08 Jan. 2013. Koplewicz, Dr. Harold. "Speculating About Adam Lanzas Mental State." The Huffington Post., 17 Dec. 2012. Web. 08 Jan. 2013. Campbell, Andy. "Adam Lanzas Motive: Did Fear Of Being Committed Lead To Sandy Hook Elementary Shooting? (UPDATE)." The Huffington Post., 19 Dec. 2012. Web. 08 Jan. 2013. Lohr, David. "Sandy Hook Shooting Victims Names Released." The Huffington Post., 15 Dec. 2012. Web. 09 Jan. 2013.