This was a question brought up at the end of my last post. Unfortunately, I have been led to an article that sheds some light on that subject.
News.com.au posted this article about Mrs. Lanza that really tells us a lot. For those who are allergic to links, allow me to boil it down. A boy with Augsburgers syndrome, prone to fits of anger and "separation from reality", and an impaired ability to feel pain, was being raised- and at some point, home-schooled by- a "survivalist" mother who was "prepping" for the great world economic collapse. A woman who was stockpiling both food and weaponry, and teaching her sons- including a son with all of the above characteristics- how to fire said weaponry, as well as (possibly) allowing access to it. For her trouble, she took four bullets to the head as she lie in bed from a son she taught to use the weapons.
Point the first we can take away from this is that this woman was on the edge of needing help herself. How you leave a child as troubled as this with a woman as troubled as that is something Mr. Lanza should be asking himself.
On the subject of Mr. Lanza, here's an exerpt from an article by the Examiner:
The father of Newtown Connecticut school shooter Adam Lanza is Peter Lanza who is a VP and Tax Director at GE Financial. The father of Aurora Colorado movie theater shooter James Holmes is Robert Holmes, the lead scientist for the credit score company FICO. Both men were to testify before the US Sentate in the ongoing LIBOR scandal. The London Interbank Offered Rate, known as Libor, is the average interest rate at which banks can borrow from each other. 16 international banks have been implicated in this ongoing scandal, accused of rigging contracts worth trillions of dollars. HSBC has already been fined $1.9 billion and three of their low level traders arrested.
I'll leave it to conspiracy theorists to connect the dots if they so desire. I merely bring it up because it meant that Mr. Lanza was financially able to give his ex-wife a $200,000 a year alimony, and thus Mrs. Lanza was able to sit around all day concocting here apolcalyptic scenarios.
Or get her son help, which she did not.
Point the next, I mentioned from another article about Adam's difficulty with feeling pain. This was known to at least one teacher, who said that Adam had to be under constant supervision when doing things like soldering. There was also a babysitter who was instructed to never leave Adam unsupervised, even when going to the bathroom. So there were clues available that perhaps this was a child that was not getting all the help he needed. But for most people, he was "a ghost", someone whom even his brother hadn't seen in years.
All Adam needed in his live was a) someone sane, and b) someone who cared. And because he didn't have either of these, 25 innocents are dead.
Along with the one woman who could have prevented it, but preferred to enable it.
So I guess our answer is, it takes a village to make a killer.