Shooter Adam Lanza’s Mother Nancy Lanza, Doomsday Prepper: Life changed after divorce
Hmm. As pointed out in a comment on this post. Mail Online link below. It may not be a stretch to blame this one on media, values and the decline of the American family, after all.
Sources close to the investigation also revealed last night that Nancy had recently stopped hosting monthly get-togethers for neighbors in order to look after her increasingly troubled son.
The 50-year-old is thought to have worked as a supply teacher at the elementary school where the shootings took place.Last night it also emerged Nancy was a member of the Doomsday Preppers movement, which believes people should prepare for end of the world.
Her former sister-in-law Marsha said she had turned her home ‘into a fortress’. She added: ‘Nancy had a survivalist philosophy which is why she was stockpiling guns. She had them for defense. ‘She was stockpiling food. She grew up on a farm in New Hampshire.
She was skilled with guns. We talked about preppers and preparing for the economy collapsing.’Marsha added that her nephew had been raised by ‘kind, nurturing’ parents’. She said she last seen Adam in June but recalled nothing appeared out of the ordinary.
‘Nancy was a good mother, kind-hearted,’ she added. ‘She wasn’t one to deny reality. She would have sought psychiatric help for her son had she felt he needed it.’
Sourced via Adam Lanza: How classmates remember the genius who turned heartless killer | Mail Online. Another excerpt below.
According to the WSJ, she had no comment when contacted: “Adam’s father is believed to have remarried last year. A friend’s online holiday card shows a photo of Shelley Cudiner and Peter Lanza at their marriage celebration on New Year’s Day 2011. Ms. Cudiner didn’t answer her office phone on Friday afternoon. Peter Lanza didn’t respond to requests for comment.”
His father Peter, a wealthy executive for General Electric, who is believed to earn $1 million a year, moved out of the family home in 2006, citing ‘irreconcilable differences’.
The 52-year-old married librarian Shelley Cudiner last year, and the couple moved 40 miles away to Stamford, Connecticut.
However, he continued to provide well for Nancy and their younger son, giving her the family home as well as nearly $325,000 a year.
One of Lanza’s former classmates spoke of his ‘noticeable decline’ after his parents’ divorce. ‘He was a loner at school and hyper intelligent,’ he said. ‘But in recent years he disappeared off the radar.
‘The word is that he was badly affected when his parents split and that might be what pushed him over the edge. ‘He was always weird but the divorce affected him. He was arguing with his mother. He was a ticking time bomb waiting to explode.’
A relative to the family said that Adam Lanza was ‘obviously not well,’ adding that he often seemed troubled. They described Nancy as being rigid and at times, overbearing.