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Sandy Hook killer Adam Lanza obsessed with Norwegian mass murderer Anders Brevik?

Sandy Hook Elementary school gunman Adam Lanza may have been motivated by a horrific 2011 mass shooting in Norway, as the 20-year-old plotted his own massacre.

Law enforcement officials investigating Lanza’s tragic December shooting in Newtown, Conn., that left 20 children and six educators dead at the school, told CBS News that Lanza saw himself as a competitor to Anders Breivik, the deranged Norwegian man who killed 77 people in series of attacks in 2011, in a sick imagined mass-murder contest.

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Two officials said evidence had been uncovered suggesting that Lanza was determined to top Breivik’s death count. The officials added that investigators had found credible evidence that Lanza was probably even obsessed with Breivik.

They also found evidence that Lanza had zeroed in on Sandy Hook Elementary School because he felt it was the “easiest target" with the "largest cluster of people."

Anders Breivik detonated a car bomb near the Norwegian government’s headquarters on July 22, 2011, killing eight and injuring more than 200. Hours later, he opened fire at a summer camp, killing 69, most of whom were teens.

On July 22, 2011, Breivik detonated a car bomb near the Norwegian government’s headquarters in Oslo, killing eight people and injuring more than 200.

Hours later, he opened fire at the annual summer camp of the governing Labor Party's youth wing. killing 69 people. Most of the victims were teenagers. He surrendered to police when they arrived at the camp and, in August, was sentenced to 10 to 21 years in prison, the longest allowed under Norwegian law.

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In Norway, such sentences can be extended if an inmate is considered too dangerous to be released. Experts have said that Breivik is likely to spend the rest of his life in prison.

During his own massacre, Lanza, who may have been mimicking a gory scenario in one of the violent games he loved to play, may have gone on to kill even more people, but he turned one of his guns on himself as police closed in on the school.

The troubled 20-year-old has been described by family friends as a lonely young man who isolated himself in his bedroom for hours, sometimes days, playing graphically violent video games.

by Anonymousreply 3407/24/2013

Absolutely sickening. The Newtown shooter was inspired by the Swedish campsite shooter who was inspired by the Oklahoma City bomber. What sick jerks. Let's hope NO mentally disturbed kid lurking in America basements playing video games now is inspired by the last guy.

by Anonymousreply 102/19/2013

He wasn't inspired by Oklahoma City. What nonsense. He was inspired by far Right American anti-Islamic bloggers, who he named in his writings.

by Anonymousreply 202/19/2013

Judge Franklin...Mario Lanza

by Anonymousreply 302/19/2013

I'm obsessed with Richard Loeb, but at least he was smoking hot.

by Anonymousreply 402/19/2013

The OC bomber was inspired by gay killer Jeffry Dahmer and gay killer John Wayne Bobbitt.

by Anonymousreply 502/19/2013

And yet his dumb mom kept assault rifles and ammo in their home

by Anonymousreply 602/19/2013

Whatever happened to original killers who inspired themselves and showed creativity?

by Anonymousreply 702/19/2013

What happened to the corporate tax attorney father?

by Anonymousreply 802/19/2013

Anyone watch the Frontline special on PBS Tuesday night? Reporters from the Hartford Courant tried to piece together the truth about Nancy Lanza. I don't excuse her having guns in the house, but the report did shed light on the difficulties of dealing with a kid like him and the lack of effective help in the school system.

by Anonymousreply 902/21/2013

I didn't see it r9, but there is no lack of support in the Newtown school system for kids like him. His parents failed him. If he was on the autism spectrum and was entitled to an individualized education program, his parents did not involve the school. Newtown public schools spends vastly more per kid than the national average, and there are tons of resources available to those who need them. His parents had plenty of money to spend on private counseling and didn't.

Plus, he had been out school for a few years. How can anyone blame the school system?

by Anonymousreply 1002/21/2013

I saw the Frontline episode. It didn't provide much new information though it was interesting to watch that high school teacher scrambling to cover his own ass.

by Anonymousreply 1102/21/2013

Coincidence? I think not!

by Anonymousreply 1202/21/2013

Thanks a lot, Norway.

by Anonymousreply 1302/21/2013

[quote]far Right American anti-Islamic bloggers,

More like Israel firsters.

by Anonymousreply 1402/21/2013

No, R14. The biggest haters of Muslims are the same people who would admit they hate the Jews if you gave them a few beers.

by Anonymousreply 1502/21/2013

Pamela Geller was one of the primary bloggers who inspired the Norwegian shooter, R15. I'm pretty sure she doesn't hate Jews, but she sure as hell embodies the worst of a Jewish person. A vile woman who only hates Neo-Nazis because they include Jews as targets. If they didn't, she'd be one of them.

by Anonymousreply 1602/21/2013

[quote]. He was inspired by far Right American anti-Islamic bloggers, who he named in his writings.

Was Debbie Schlussel named in his manifesto?

by Anonymousreply 1702/21/2013

R10 is right, the public schools in that area are really good.

by Anonymousreply 1802/21/2013

The fact that one of the bloggers was a Jew doesn't mean the people who inspired him were "Israel firsters." He didn't care about Israel. He cared about Norway.

by Anonymousreply 1902/21/2013

Just because the school system is affluent and they can afford to hire specialists to work in the special ed program doesn't mean those employees were good at their jobs. They are protected by the NEA, you know.

by Anonymousreply 2002/21/2013

The National Endowment for the Arts?

by Anonymousreply 2102/21/2013

"Coincidence? I think not!"

What coincidence?

by Anonymousreply 2202/21/2013

Oops.

by Anonymousreply 2302/21/2013

Brevik had logic -- sick, anti-social logic, but logic nonetheless.

The Aurpra guy was mad at the world and decided the world had to pay (as long as he didn't get hurt.)

Lanza had nothing beyond shooting his mother in the head and then moving on to the school, and then preferring to die rather than facing the police.

by Anonymousreply 2402/22/2013

[quote] Newtown shooter was inspired by the Swedish campsite shooter

There was no Swedish. campsite shooter

by Anonymousreply 2502/22/2013

Lanza's mother kept taking him out of the school system.

I live in a small, not very wealthy school district. The boy across the street is autistic. He entered schooling at a community-funded preschool for children with disabilities when he was two years old. He went into the local public school in kindergarten and has an aide. If he didn't have autism, he would have gone onto the high school this past year. But the school system kept him in intermediate school. They sometimes keep autistic kids in intermediate school for years.

He has a woman who comes to his house and gives him "socialization" help. The school funds her position. He also sees therapists at the local state university hospital. There are tons of resources for autistic kids.

The mother of an autistic schoolmate Of Adam Lanza's was talking to PBS and she mentioned that her child had an aide in school. They asked her if Adam had an aide and she said no. She said she never asked Nancy Lanza why Adam didn't have an aide. My guess is that Namcy didn't want him to have an aide for some reason. Because schools will provide then for qualified kids and Adam Lanza certainly qualified.

And Adam Lanza seemed more schizophrenic than autistic to me.

by Anonymousreply 2602/22/2013

The PBS show said that Adam's mother was determined that he get some kind of degree. She was going to move, possibly to North Carolina.

It was insane if her to think that he needed a degree. What was he going to do with it, get a job on Wall Street? Start a hedge fund, design his own graphically violent video games? Get a job at an ad agency, become an accountant? WTF was she thinking?

by Anonymousreply 2702/22/2013

Brevik was inspired by McVeigh and the Unabomber

by Anonymousreply 2802/22/2013

He looked like Edna May Oliver.

by Anonymousreply 2902/22/2013

Nobody seemed to know her really well.

Nobody mentioned the brother. What was his relationship with Adam like? What about the brother's relationship with his mother?

Was the brother living with the father after separation or was he living with Adam and his mother?

by Anonymousreply 3002/22/2013

Pamela Geller praised Anders Brevik. She said the camp had more browns and mulisms in it, so the killings of those teens were justified. That cunt is the biggest Jew lover possible. She's been posting hate ads all over subway and buses. What a b****. She thinks people will support Israel with her bullshit, I actually moved away from it.

by Anonymousreply 3107/23/2013

Lanza is not cutie like my James Holmes. He's adorable! Squee!

by Anonymousreply 3207/24/2013

I've always suspected that some little kids were mocking and insulting Lanza, and so that's why he flipped out and "got revenge" by shooting up the school.

Kids can be horribly cruel and merciless.

And just looking at Lanza's fug face and psycho eyes, he'd make a pretty easy target.

by Anonymousreply 3307/24/2013

[quote]The...20-year-old has been described by family friends as a...young man who isolated himself in his bedroom for hours, sometimes days, playing graphically violent video games.

And this makes him different from every other teen in the Western world HOW?

by Anonymousreply 3407/24/2013
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