I am growing more disturbed the more I read about Nancy Lanza, the mother of Adam Lanza, the shooter at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Frankly, I feel uncomfortable going to this place, because she is unable to defend herself, now. However, I have so many questions. My son is 22 years old. He has Autism Spectrum disorder. He is very high functioning. He is not "brilliant". He has a very hard time distinguishing between reality and fantasy. Even at 22. He has some "savant" skills. He can figure out almost any video game and play it to the highest level. He can memorize dialogue from any movie or You-tube video that he loves almost instantly.
This is what I find disturbing. My son has a lot of trouble handling and expressing his emotions appropriately. He sometimes, even at 22, has trouble distinguishing between fantasy and reality.
Placing any weapon in the hands of a person who's troubled, who she obviously knew had issues, puts her almost in the same category as her son.
She must have been in a state of denial about Adam. What could she possibly have been thinking, training him to use a weapon?
Had to put this out there, I find this so upsetting!