Peter Lanza, the father of Adam Lanza, the Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooter, is the Tax Director for General Electric. He and Adam’s mother, Nancy Lanza, were divorced in 2009. Peter Lanza recently remarried.
Saturday morning, following the school shootings, Peter Lanza released this statement:
“Our hearts go out to the families and friends who lost loved ones and to all those who were injured,” Peter Lanza said. “Our family is grieving along with all those who have been affected by this enormous tragedy. No words can truly express how heartbroken we are. We are in a state of disbelief and trying to find whatever answers we can. We too are asking why. We have cooperated fully with law enforcement and will continue to do so. Like so many of you, we are saddened, but struggling to make sense of what has transpired.”
When we see such a horror happen, the shooter’s family doesn’t get a lot of sympathy. But their lives are forever changed as well; destroyed, in many cases. I’m praying, and I hope you will too, for the surviving members of the Lanza family – Peter Lanza the shooter’s father and his wife, and Ryan Lanza, his surviving son.