Adam Lanza, 20, the gunman in the weekend’s barbaric shootout at Connecticut’s Sandy Hook Elementary School, has been described as autistic, bright but disturbed, mentally ill, and reclusive, among others, by those that knew him.
He didn’t have many close friends, but was intelligent and remained focused on what he did, when he did it.
With more people who knew him as a child and an adult coming forward to shed light on what Sandy Hook shooter Adam Lanza might have been as a person, investigators are piecing together a personality map of the disturbed mass murderer.
A man who says he once babysat for Adam Lanza says he recalls Adam’s mother Nancy Lanza warning him never to turn his back on the boy – not even to go to the bathroom.
Ryan Kraft told a Los Angeles TV station that he babysat a nine or 10-year-old Adam Lanza when Kraft himself was about 14 or 15, and says both of them were once students at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connectocut, where Lanza carried out the barbaric shootout on December 14.
Adam Lanza is the prime and only suspect in the tragic shootout during the weekend that resulted in a death toll of 28 – there has been no clear motive established by the investigators but there have been reports that Adam Lanza had an “altercation” with four staff members at Connecticut’s Sandy Hook Elementary School the day before he killed 20 children and six adults there.
Police say Adam Lanza also shot his mother, Nancy Lanza, to death in the nearby home they shared before heading to the school.
Ryan Kraft told the news channel he recalls Nancy Lanza cautioning him never to turn his back on Adam – “to keep an eye on him at all times ... to never turn my back, or even to go to the bathroom or anything like that.”