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CONFIRMED: Nancy Lanza Not Affiliated to Sandy Hook School

** FOX News just confirmend that Nancy Lanza, the deceased mother of shooter Adam Lanza, was not affiliated to Sandy Hook Elementary School.


Murderer: Adam Lanza, killed himself after murdering more than two dozen others, including 20 school children. (Daily Mail)

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As reported earlier……
We’ve heard all day that the mother of shooter Adam Lanza was a substitute teacher at Sandy Hook Elementary School. But it may not be true.
Josh Marshall at TPM reported:

There have been a lot of factual errors in the chaotic rush to get details about today’s shooting in Connecticut. But one fact that seemed established across the board was that victim Nancy Lanza, the mother of alleged shooter Adam Lanza, was a teacher at the Sandy Hook Elementary School — specifically that it was her class that Adam Lanza massacred.

But this story just out in the Journal suggests that’s not true.

Oddly, it’s buried down at the bottom of the story, almost as an afterthought …

A former school board official in Newtown called into question earlier reports that Nancy Lanza had been connected to Sandy Hook Elementary School, possibly as part of the teaching staff.

“No one has heard of her,” said Lillian Bittman, who served on the local school board until 2011. “Teachers don’t know her.”

It’s mentioned so offhandedly. And this apparent fact was so widely reported that I’m still wondering if I’m misreading these two grafs.


A woman leaves flowers at a makeshift memorial near Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut December 15, 2012. (Reuters)

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