The Friday shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut has left people heartbroken and shocked. Why would someone open fire at a school? How could they take 20 innocent little lives? Of course, there are more questions than answers when it comes to this story, but luckily some things are starting to come together.
As can be imagined, immediately following the massacre, there was media chaos. The wrong man was initially identified as the shooter and details were sketchy. The public now knows that Adam Lanza, not his brother Ryan (as previously reported), was the shooter and that the man had some issues (to say the least). The names of the victims have also been released, which has made the tragedy even harder to comprehend.
On Saturday, the shooter’s father, Peter Lanza, released a statement saying, “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.”
Peter Lanza has been left with many questions, just like the parents of the victims, as well as the general public. His ex-wife was also killed at the hands of his son, Adam Lanza.
There are truly no words to describe the tragedy that occurred Friday in Newtown, Connecticut. It was senseless and shouldn’t have happened. There is no doubt that the entire nation is saddened that so many children lost their lives. Many people are praying for the small town tonight.