One day after his 20 year old son Adam Lanza walked into Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT and murdered 27 people (20 children and 7 adults) after he shot and killed his mother Nancy in her home, father Peter Lanza has issued an official statement to the public. Click below to read the text of Peter Lanza’s statement in full.
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.
While the impulse may be to place blame on other members of the Lanza family, I think it’s important to place the blame solely on the shoulders of the shooter, Adam Lanza.