Sandy Hook Elementary School

Soto Murphy Rousseau Hochsprung D'Avino Sherlach




Dec. 14, 2012, just 11 days before Christmas, 20-year-old Adam Lanza killed his own mother in their Newtown home before he went to Sandy Hook Elementary School and began his murder-spree using a semiautomatic rifle. His violent massacre left 20 students and six educators dead.

After his attack on the school ended, Lanza used a Glock handgun to end his own life before the cops could apprehend him.

What has eluded investigators and commentators is the motive for his horrific actions, according to former homicide detective Norman Santiago.

“People — including criminologists, journalists and politicians — are left with conjecture when it comes to Lanza’s motive for killing innocent children. It’s also anyone’s guess as to why he committed matricide when such killings are quite devastating to the murderer,” said Santiago, who investigated homicides in New York for more that a decade.

However, the local prosecutor determined there may have been a connectiocandles192way_wide-946b37f46a48b9d635f966574dc5d6b01dcef78e_t614n since the investigators uncovered evidence that, as a child, Lanza had been bullied in elementary school.

Since the incident many stories have come out of heroism and heartbreak. 6 teachers and 20 children died in this horrific tragedy.

To help honor Anne Marie Murphy, Victoria Leigh Soto, Lauren Rousseau, Mary Sherlach, Rachel D’Avino, and Dawn Hochsprung





2 thoughts on “Sandy Hook Elementary School

  1. Victoria Leigh Soto was the cousin of Benjamin Franklin, William Franklin, and William Temple Franklin.

  2. Believe it or not, Victoria Leigh Soto is the extremely distant cousin of Jesse McCord Lewis, another hero! Both are related to Benjamin Franklin, William Franklin, and William Temple Franklin and Soto and Lewis are related to Peter Folger.

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