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Peter Lanza, Father Of Sandy Hook Shooter, Gives First In-Depth Interview

Peter Lanza, father of the Sandy Hook shooter, broke his media silence in a recent interview with the New Yorker.
Peter Lanza, father of the Sandy Hook shooter, broke his media silence in a recent interview with the New Yorker. Photo Credit: File

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- Peter Lanza, father of Sandy Hook shooter Adam Lanza, spoke to the New Yorker for his first interview since his son's deadly shooting spree in December 2012.

Lanza told the New Yorker he had not seen his son in two years at the time of the shooting that left 20 first-grades and six educators dead at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Although he said it never could have been predicted, he still questions himself and wonders if he could have helped prevent the tragedy all together.

Lanza went on to say that it took him six months for a sense of reality to set in about what his son did and that even now, he doesn't fully understand what took place, the New Yorker said.

Click here to read the full New Yorker interview.

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