Bad parenting to blame for Sandy Hook school shooter’s actions?
NEW HAVEN, Connecticut – Could the Sandy Hook school shooting of 2012 have been prevented? Medical experts say, maybe.
A report more than 100 pages long outlines several red flags and missed opportunities to treat shooter Adam Lanza’s mental health issues.
Connecticut’s Office of The Child Advocate traced events from Lanza’s childhood up to the day he shot and killed 26 people, including his mother and himself.
The report doesn’t explain why Lanza went on a killing spree stating, “No direct line of causation can be drawn from these to the horrific mass murder at Sandy Hook.”
Lanza’s high school claims it was unaware of his mental condition but according to this report, his parents were well aware.
In 2007, Yale clinicians found that Lanza was angry, anxious and had profound social and emotional disabilities.
They offered him a treatment plan that included medication but the doctors claim his mother rejected the plan, saying she was in complete denial of her son’s crippling disabilities.
For the victims’ families, even with more than 100 pages of explaining, there’s a gap of insufficiencies that will never fill in the blanks from this tragedy.