Report: Shooter Had Run-In With School Staff Day Before
NBC says Adam Lanza had altercation prior to massacre
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Dec 15, 2012 12:07 PM CST
White balloons decorate a sign for the Sandy Hook Elementary School Saturday morning.   (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

(Newser) NBC News adds one more piece to the puzzle: It reports that Adam Lanza had some kind of altercation with four staffers at Sandy Hook Elementary School on Thursday, the day before the massacre. Three of those staffers were killed, and the fourth was not at school yesterday and is being interviewed by police. It's not known what the dispute was about. NBC also says Lanza tried to buy a rifle at a sporting goods store but was unable to do so because of the state's waiting period. He was still well-armed when he arrived at the school, however, apparently with weapons registered to his mother, reports ABC News.

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Dec 16, 2012 11:31 PM CST
There's always more to the story as time passes. My heart & best wishes go out to the victims & their families.
Dec 16, 2012 9:55 AM CST
I hit you in the head with a hammer. You die. Do we outlaw hammers??? No! I run over you with a car. You die. Do we outlaw cars??? No! A pistol or rifle is another tool. How it is used is up to the user.
Dec 15, 2012 9:45 PM CST
I'm not sure how much this would help, but I have a suggestion for our gun control laws. Not only should we do a background check on the person who wants to purchase a gun, but also do background checks on all of the people who either are the family of that person, or anyone who lives with that person. Too many times we hear about a family member taking a gun that is owned by another family member for no other purpose than to destroy other peoples' lives. This could be a small but hopefully first step to control these maggots of evil that wreck our society!!! RIP little angels. You deserved a lot better.