Connecticut School Shooting: Gunman Adam Lanza was a loner who felt no pain
Richard Novia, the school district's head of security until 2008, who also served as adviser for the school technology club, said Lanza clearly "had some disabilities.''
“If that boy would've burned himself, he would not have known it or felt it physically,'' Novia told The Associated Press in a phone interview. "It was my job to pay close attention to that.''
Novia was responsible for monitoring students as they used soldering tools and other potentially dangerous electrical equipment.
He recalled meeting with school guidance counselors, administrators and with the boy's mother, Nancy Lanza, to understand his problems and find ways to ensure his safety. But there were other crises only a mother could solve.
"He would have an episode, and she'd have to return or come to the high school and deal with it,'' Novia said, describing how the young man would sometimes withdraw completely ``from whatever he was supposed to be doing,'' whether it was sitting in class or reading a book.
Adam Lanza ``could take flight, which I think was the big issue, and it wasn't a rebellious or defiant thing,'' Novia said. "It was withdrawal.''
Authorities on Saturday continued a wide-ranging investigating into the second-deadliest school shooting in US history, trying to understand what led the young man to kill his mother in their home and then
Be the first to comment.