The 20-year-old man who killed 20 children and six adults at the Sandy Hook Elementary School after murdering his own mother, may also have suffered from Asperger's syndrome or another personality disorder.
“This was a deeply disturbed kid,” a family insider [said]... “He certainly had major issues. He was subject to outbursts from what I recall."
Another family friend said Lanza had a condition where he couldn't feel pain.
...Nancy Lanza had previously worked at Sandy Hook but several sources said they believed she was more recently spending her days caring for the troubled Adam.
Not only was Lanza deeply disturbed, he appears to have been a hard-core "gamer" (video-game addict).
Mass murderer Adam Lanza, 20, was a ticking time bomb, people who knew him told the Daily News... Lanza, who friends and officials said suffered from Asperger’s syndrome or a personality disorder, had a tortured mind.
He was socially awkward and at times unstable...
One family friend described Adam Lanza as a gamer who “rarely spoke.”
“He was weird,” said the friend, who asked to remain anonymous. “He was quiet.”
I think it's time for a national discussion on allowing kids -- especially deeply disturbed kids -- to have access to first-person shooting games.