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Meantime speaking of school violence back now to one of our top stories today we are learning more about the Connecticut elementary school shooter -- Lanza.
And his past and his family.
And what his mother reportedly claimed was his battle with a family genetic illness -- not talking about the Asperger's syndrome something else.
Emails detail what she described as leaving on top of -- time bomb.
This is growing evidence now suggests that mental illness played a role in one of the most horrific crimes in American history.
After Jeffrey guard -- -- a clinical psychologist -- I guess now docked at it was the New York Daily News that got a hold of these emails.
And talked about how Nancy Lanza.
It in -- in emails to her friend I gather.
Talked about how doctors had no explanation for an autoimmune disorder that killed her grandfather just six weeks.
About how doctors found lesions on her brain in 1999.
And she described that illness like living on top of the time bomb and talked about how she's carrying the gene for this type of self destruct.
And believe that Adam was.
Yet we just don't know what it is -- what did what is that what could they have been so we're talking about lesions on the brain that's something that she referred to.
It could have been -- -- -- disease he could be up picks disease Huntington's these all of of the disease is.
That where you see.
Bomb damage to frontal -- to other parts of the brain and therefore you -- demand -- and then from dementia you get some sort of a psychosis.
And some of these in -- I including the -- -- you can die within two years others have a life span of fifteen to twenty years so we're not quite sure what she's talking about.
I mean the thought that -- I don't understand any of those diseases but I do understand this woman knew that she had some genetic.
Props right and sadly her son had it is well separate and apart from the Asperger's syndrome which is on the -- -- inspector.
-- and despite knowing all of that and despite knowing according to these reports.
That in her son's room she found.
Quote ghastly and sinister pictures of dead bodies.
Including a woman cut clutching some sort of rosary beads and holding a child a question was getting all shot up in the back -- blood flying everywhere.
She did not confront her son that was two weeks before he killed 26 innocent people.
Not so surprising when I work with parents all the time and what they're afraid of is their worst nightmare.
Knowing that their child may be a killer.
Afraid that they can't get the treatment for the child that they need to get and we know that's an epidemic problem.
With children who have -- early onset of schizophrenia or around 1819 years old way they do have the actual onset of -- schizophrenia.
They don't want to face that it's so horrible for them to do.
Knowing that it's so difficult for them to get the care and that these kids don't want to deal with the stigma of that particular illness so she was afraid to do that to face that fear.
Forty seconds to heart breaks I wanna ask you quickly because were short on news -- breaking news and who are short on time.
Another report says he was the target of relentless bullying when he was at the elementary school himself yup and that he was very disappointed he couldn't be in the military be green beret like his uncle -- -- -- And we see that in the profile of some of the other.
School shooters the paramilitary kind of goals that they have in life and certainly wanting to get revenge -- people that they feel have marginalize them.
This young man was marginalized on his own but also being bullied to.
A clearer picture is beginning to emerge Jack thank you.
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