Crystal Lake aunt of gunman was “surprised just like everyone else”

The aunt of Adam Lanza, the accused gunman in the Connecticut school shooting said she was surprised to hear about what happened– just like everyone else was.

Marsha Lanza and her family live on a quiet street in Crystal Lake, Il.  She said when she heard on the news that shooter could be her nephew, Adam, she was stunned; “It shocked us all right to the core… it blows me away.”

Marsha said she has not seen Adam since he was 3-years-old, when his mother Nancy’s husband moved the family to Connecticut.  But, she did correspond with her sister-in-law via email and Facebook and said those conversations were always friendly chit chat and Nancy never indicated her son, Adam was violent. “And if he did, she wouldn’t tolerate it,” Marsha said.

But Marsha Lanza did tell us that Adam, while very intelligent, did cause some headaches for his mother– enough to where she took him out of school.

Marsha said Adam loved computers, but would not speculate on whether he had any deep seeded problems.

As for the guns that Nancy owned, Marsha said those were only for protection.

She could not be sure if Adam was bullied and did not know why the Sandy Hook School was targeted, only to say that was where Adam went to school years before.

Reporting by Andrea Darlas

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