Police have yet to give any indication of the "very good evidence" they obtained regarding the motives of Sandy Hook Elementary School shooter Adam Lanza, who killed 20 children in the devastating Newtown shooting last Friday. But that hasn't stopped neighbors, acquaintances, and a few family friends from speaking to the media and giving their two cents—and that includes a family friend who told the Daily News that Nancy Lanza and her son hadn’t talked for three days before he fatally shot her. “He was like a ghost,” the friend said.
That friend claims that Adam "sat in his room playing video games for hours and hours,” the friend said. “She thought the best thing was for him to get out of the house and into the world. To interact with people a little bit." Adam allegedly resisted any entreaties to move out of the house: “He didn’t understand why she wanted him to go out into the world. She told me she couldn’t reach him—and she was worried.” But he didn't act violent toward his mother: “He would start yelling and stuff like that,” the friend said. “He would never hit her. He would just act like a child when he got mad. That’s what she told me.”
Yesterday, Newtown local Joshua Flashman told Fox News that he believed Nancy was planning to commit Adam to a psychiatric facility, a fact Adam was aware of and may have spurred on his assault: "Adam was apparently very upset about this. He thought she just wanted to send him away. From what I understand, he was really, really angry. I think this could have been it, what set him off.”
But the friend the Daily News talked to refuted that, saying there was no timetable for Adam to move out, and no plans to commit him; rather, Nancy was allegedly only concerned because Adam was becoming more “distant” and “withdrawing into himself.” “Nancy was so dedicated to Adam,” the friend said. “She would never send him away. She just couldn’t do that.”
Two law enforcement sources told Fox News they believed Nancy Lanza had been volunteering with kindergartners at Sandy Hook; "Adam Lanza believed she cared more for the children than she did for him," Flashman speculated. For what it's worth, Flashman later Tweeted that he was only repeating things that "people in town" were saying about the Lanzas, admitting he had no direct relationship with them.
Other details about Adam Lanza that have come out: he destroyed his hard drive before going on his attack. Some classmates say he had a website devoted to Satan. His childhood barber Bob Skuba said he would never speak or even look at him any time he came in for a cut ("It’s just weird that I actually touched him. I'd tried to joke with him"). He loved "Call of Duty."