Reports of possible motive emerge in school massacre
Rick Leventhal reports from Newtown
- Duration 5:16
- Date Dec 19, 2012
Rick Leventhal reports from Newtown
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Now this Fox News alert as well to a foxnews.com.
On a possible motive.
For school gunmen Adam Lanza and why he may have snapped on that fateful Friday morning.
A source tells foxnews.com Atlanta's mother had planned to commit him.
But mental health treatment and that Adam was furious about it -- hour starts now of America's Newsroom I'm -- -- And I'm Bill -- try to work through this and figure out what's so what's the truth behind it's also being reported Adam was jealous of the students at sandy hook three of those children.
His victims will be laid to rest today along with teacher Victoria -- -- who laid down her life to save the students that she called.
Rick -- is following this from -- town.
Rick what more we hearing about this whole issue of a possible motive.
-- -- police won't directly confirm this story on foxnews.com they won't talk specifically about any evidence related to this investigation but.
Fox News dot com's Jana -- reports -- you mentioned that police are looking at a possible motive here that Adam Lanza.
Found out that his mother was planning to commit him to a psychiatric facility.
That according to the article made him really really angry Landau also apparently upset by how much time as mother spent volunteering at sandy -- elementary school.
With the kindergartners there and that she loved the kids at the school more than she loved him.
All of this comes from a 25 year old US marine who lives.
Here in sandy hook has lived here his whole life he knows the land of family who says -- found out that his mother was planning to send him away and that set him off.
A law enforcement sources confirmed to foxnews.com.
That this is being looked -- As a possible motive of course now we know that Adam shot his mother Nancy four times with a rifle.
In the head.
As she slept in her bed.
On Friday morning in the home that they shared then he took -- -- her other guns and went to sandy hook elementary where he systematically shot 26 others.
Including when he first graders.
And these are kids who Nancy reportedly spent time with volunteering at the school when they were kindergartners during the last.
Who you're more worried about that may lead to have led to some of the confusion about whether or not she worked there we later learned that she have volunteered there.
As you say and clearly.
What we do know is that Adam Lanza snapped.
-- that morning we may never know.
Exactly what set him off because so many of the people who have answers to those questions sadly.
Are no longer with us that Rick it when you speak of these little children and we see the excruciating.
Photos every day of their funeral services so we know that several of them will be buried today as well.
As well as a couple of people being credited as heroes who died in last Friday shooting.
Among them -- Soto 27 year old teacher of the school her funeral services have.
-- at this hour at the -- -- community church in Stratford Connecticut.
This the funeral services are packed full they actually put shares outside it.
And mortars have been arriving there throughout the morning and we spoke with one of them who says that she couldn't bring herself.
To go inside.
I wanted to go in but.
I can't do it -- just be it Iraq -- look at us.
It's it's too close it's it's just so.
Nerve -- that.
It could be anywhere could be anybody and then now.
It's just -- if you.
This afternoon and would -- Connecticut there will be calling hours for -- -- on the principle of sandy hook.
Who according to police long range at Adam land as he was shooting in the school to try and stop him -- her.
Burial her funeral and burial will be a private affair and there will be three funerals for the children.
Today Daniel Bard and who's seven Charlotte bacon who was six.
And Caroline for -- also -- secure over all three of those kids will also have funeral services.
This today were also now learning that the surviving students from sandy hook will begin.
There school their classes at their new school on January 2 and also tonight.
The first sporting event in new town -- this community tries to get back on its feet and try to reduce resume some sense of normalcy.
The girls basketball team in Newtown high school actually had a game scheduled for tonight and there was a crush of media requests -- you might imagine you're going cover this event.
So -- officials decided not to allow anyone -- no media's being allowed in except for the the local press that normally covers.
High school basketball game -- ESPN and other news outlets that wanted to get credentials and go in and bring their cameras will not be allowed in no video cameras just local press for this basketball game in town and I.
Well he can't blame them for wanting to try to get things somewhat back to normal I think it's good for the kids good for the family is and we think about those heroes who save the lives of so many other children according to the stories of what we know happen in the school.
And of course those three children and their families our hearts and our thoughts are with them today.
Rick thank you so much we'll see you later.