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Raising Adam Lanza

February 19, 2013

In the wake of the mass killings at Sandy Hook, FRONTLINE looks for answers to the elusive question: who was Adam Lanza?

(32:10) FRONTLINE looks for answers to the elusive question: Who was Adam Lanza?

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Raising Adam Lanza: Who Was Nancy Lanza?

Who was Adam Lanza and what was the nature of his relationship with his mother?

Adam Lanza’s Father Speaks

For the first time, Peter Lanza has spoken publicly about his relationship with his troubled son. “You can’t mourn for the little boy he once was,” he said. “You can’t fool yourself.”

Remembering Newtown

In the past year, the Sandy Hook families and others — some friends, many strangers — established memorials, charities and other tributes to honor their loved ones.

New Report Offers Details, but No Motive for Sandy Hook Shooter

The first comprehensive account of what led up to that fatal day offers new details about Adam Lanza, but no explanation for what he did.

Mass Murders Captivated Online User Believed To Be Adam Lanza

Adam Lanza edited Wikipedia mass killer pages, wrote of bullet “fetish” according to authorities.

Adam Lanza’s Pediatric Records Reveal Growing Anxiety

In September of his eighth-grade year, Adam Lanza was wracked by anxiety, his mother told doctors.

What Police Found in Adam Lanza’s Home

A Connecticut state prosecutor released today new information on the investigation of the Newtown, Conn. shooting, revealing that Adam Lanza had access to the multiple guns his mother had purchased and taught him to shoot.

Report: Newtown Shooter Researched Several Mass Murderers

Articles and documents related to several mass murderers were found in one of two bedrooms Adam Lanza used in the house he shared with his mother, Nancy.

Who Was Adam Lanza? Live Chat Transcript

Join a live chat on “Raising Adam Lanza” with the film’s producer Frank Koughan and Hartford Courant reporters Alaine Griffin and Josh Kovner. We’ll also be joined by Yahoo! News reporter Liz Goodwin. You can leave a question now.

For Adam Lanza, a Debated Diagnosis That Meant “More to be Worried About”

A diagnosis of sensory integration disorder may offer new clues about what shaped the shooter behind the Sandy Hook tragedy.

How Did They Report the Lanza Story?

“Hartford Courant” reporters Alaine Griffin and Josh Kovner have spent the last two months digging deep into the story of troubled shooter Adam Lanza and his relationship with his mother.

Richard Novia: “Adam Had Episodes. He Would Completely Withdraw.”

Richard Novia, Lanza’s onetime tech-club adviser, says that as a shy, reclusive kid, Adam struggled to fit in.

Marvin LaFontaine: “Those Kids Were Everything” to Nancy Lanza

A friend of Nancy Lanza, LaFontaine remembers how Adam Lanza learned to shoot, noticing “a weirdness” about the young boy and how dedicated Nancy was to her children.

“There Was A Weirdness” About Young Adam Lanza

As a child, Adam got upset when others gave him a high-five or a pat on the back. It saddened his mother, Nancy, who didn’t know how to help him.

Were Sandy Hook Killings Inspired by Norwegian Massacre?

A new theory about Adam Lanza’s motivation was sparked by articles found in his bedroom.

How Do You Raise a Child Like Adam Lanza?

For months, FRONTLINE and the Hartford Courant have been investigating the young man who took the lives of so many in … Continue reading

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