Friday, December 14, 2012

Newtown School Shooting: Killing Dawn

"Evil visited this community today." ~ Dan Malloy, Connecticut Governor

The sign out front says "Visitors Welcome," 
a Boston area sports news producer alerted me to, in an email.

Christopher Loring Knowles asked: "Cui bono?"  

Newtown's town symbol is a rooster weather vane.

The rooster is a dawn-symbol, Matt Bell has reminded me, as this unfolded.

Anniversary: December 14, 1993, five shot, four died at Chuck E. Cheese pizza parlor. Where? Unbelievably, Colorado's (red) Aurora (dawn). Now, Newtown, same date.

A killing field took place in what appears to be another red dawn scenario on Friday, December 14, 2012. The "why" may never be answered, but it certainly will be asked often. What other questions need to be investigated?

One of the first names of the victims released is that of the Sandy Hook elementary school principal, Dawn Lafferty Hochsprung.

Killed were 6 adults (including shooter's mother, principal, psychologist), 20 school children (mostly in one kindergarten class), 1 shooter, 1 other in a separate home, plus a rumor that the shooter's brother was arrested. The original Ryan Lanza information for the name of the shooter was wrong. The alleged shooter was Adam Lanza, Ryan's brother, who apparently was carrying Ryan's ids.

The 5 pm news is that Lanza's mother has been found dead at Adam's residence. Also,
A source identified the suspect in the Connecticut school shootings as Adam Lanza, and said he drove his mother's car to the school.
According to the Associated Press, a law enforcement official said 20-year-old Lanza is the son of a teacher at Sandy Hook Elementary School, where the shootings occurred. A second law enforcement official says the boy's mother, Nancy Lanza, is presumed dead.
The first official says Adam Lanza's older brother, 24-year-old Ryan, of Hoboken, N.J., is being questioned by police. An earlier report from a law enforcement official mistakenly transposed the brothers' first names leading to the mistaken identities, the AP said.

ABC News caption:
Adam Lanza, seen here in 2005, killed his mother at her Connecticut home before killing 20 elementary school students and 6 adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, authorities said.
Gunman’s mother was teacher’s aide at school and not a teacher. 

First some information, as it is coming in...

The dead alleged shooter was reportedly dressed all in black, and said to be 20 years old.

The numbers have all changed from the initial reports below:
CBS News, MSNBC and others confirmed that 26 (27?) people are dead in the Newtown shooting. CNN is saying "closer to 30" killed. The breakdown is said to be 18 children and 8 (or 9) adults dead. Principal was reported to have been a victim. Rumors are that the shooter was from NJ until recently, 20 years old, and dressed all in black. Another report says that it may have been a parent. Two active shooters seen running down halls.

CBS reports that their reporter Jon Miller says "there is preliminary information that the gunman was the father of one of the students. Miller additionally reports the gunman is 20 years old and is from New Jersey."

CNN is saying the alleged shooter's name is Ryan Lanza.

Lanza means "land." As PPJ points out in a comment below, in Spanish, Lanza means "spear" or "lance."

MSNBC: Shooter: Ryan Lanza, 23. Apparently a body was found in Lanza's Hoboken New Jersey home; his mother was a Sandy Hook ES teacher, she's dead.

The Lanzas lived on Yogananda Street, apparently.

Others are reporting that the girlfriend and a friend of suspect Ryan Lanza are missing in New Jersey. 

The body count increased as the day moved along.

Earlier, other news developed,
A law enforcement official in Washington said the attacker was a 20-year-old man with ties to the school and that one of the guns was a .223-caliber rifle. The official also said that New Jersey State Police were searching a location in that state in connection with the shootings. That official spoke on the condition of anonymity because the source was not authorized to speak on the record about the developing criminal investigation. It is not known whether the shooter took his own life or was killed.
“The shooter is deceased inside the building,” State Police Lt. Paul Vance said during a press conference, adding that the scene is secure.
CBS News reports that a potential second shooter is in custody and that SWAT is now investigating the home of the suspect.
A witness tells WFSB-TV that a second man was taken out of the woods in handcuffs wearing a black jacket and camouflage pants and telling parents on the scene, “I did not do it.”
The first law enforcement news conference held gave no information out on numbers or who, other other than a shooter was found dead inside the building. Indeed, the incorrect reportage and chase to dig out more and more informants and internet information could have been derailed with a little bit more "rumor control" in Newtown with more factual, detailed data.

Even earlier....

Several people, including children, may have been killed in a shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Many of the shootings took place in a kindergarten classroom, sources said.

One report said as many as 20 students may have been shot. One report says, "More that two dozen have been shot [killed?] and 14 children are dead."

However, the number of victims is unclear.

Recent accounts tell of only one shooter, who is deceased, at the Newtown school shooting. The suspect is said to have had two guns. Initially, there were unconfirmed reports of two shooters — one dead, one still at large. (For breaking news of an attack on school children in China, refer to details at the bottom.)

Several people are reported injured in a reported school shooting in Connecticut. Eyewitnesses say that a teacher and a student were seen being carried out of the school. One report says a teacher was hit in the foot. A local hospital is reporting three injured have been admitted to that facility.

Shortly after 9:40 a.m., on Friday, December 14, 2012, police reported that a shooter was in the main office of the school. A person in one room had “numerous gunshot wounds,” police said. Other reports tell of two shooters. One shooter, as noted, was reported dead.

Connecticut State Police say they are assisting local police in Newtown amid reports of a shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School, 12 Dickinson Drive, a kindergarten through fourth grade school, in Newtown, in western Connecticut.

The school superintendent's office says the district has locked down schools to ensure the safety of students and staff. (In an earlier dispatch, the superintendent's secretary, Kathy June, says reports of a shooting are not confirmed. I think we can overlook that report, now.)

State police spokesman Lt. Paul Vance says they have a number of personnel on the scene to assist.
Newtown's rooster weathervane in 1915.

Some info on Newtown: The town's symbol, the town's seal, is a rooster weathervane. The rooster weathervane located atop the meeting house is said to have been used as a target by French soldiers encamped there in 1781 during the Revolutionary War. Symbolically, the rooster is significant. The oldest rooster vane in existence is the cock of Brescia, Italy from 820 A. D. It is believed that around this time, the pope decreed each catholic church would bear a cock as a reminder of Peter on the Cavalry: "In this night, before the rooster crows, you will deny me three times" (The Bible, Matthew 26: 34).

In Connecticut (Federal Writers' Project, page 376, 1938), the rooster weathervane, which became part of the town's seal, is also called a weathercock.

The (Red) Dawn Symbol: Matt Bell pointed out this link to me, and this related info:
I noticed your mention of the rooster/cock.
The rooster/cock is straightforwardly a twilight-symbol. The cock presides over the the liminal period between night and day.
"Gallum nutrias quidem, non tamen sacrifices. Lune enim ac soli dedicatus est." (Nourish the cock, but do not sacrifice him, since he is sacred to [both] the sun and the moon.) ~ Pythagoras (Quoted in: Christopher S. Celenza, "Pythagoras in the Renaissance: The Case of Marsilio Ficino," Renaissance Quarterly, Vol. 52, No. 3 (Autumn, 1999), p. 695.)
The cock is a herald of the dawn (Eos/Aurora): "As a symbol of the dawning light, the cock is nonetheless the especial attribute of Apollo, the hero of the dawning day" (Jean Chevalier & Alain Gheerbrant, Dictionary of Symbols [London: Penguin, 1996], p. 209). The cock has this function in many religious systems including, without limitation, ancient Greco-Roman mythologies, Zoroastrianism, Judaism, Islam, and numerous forms of animism (Ibid., pp. 209-212). It functions, like Hermes-Mercury as a psychopompos (a "guide, conductor" of souls).
"[T]he cock on top of the weathervane on a church...may be regarded as the guard and protector of life" (Chevalier & Gheerbrant, supra., p. 210). The cock, along with the Ibis of Thoth (another Herme-Mercury associated deity), has "...the gift of foreknowledge...the cock announces that darkness has vanished and light has come. Thus the bird is set on church spires and cathedral towers and this positioning on the highest points of holy buildings...may suggest the heavenly origins of the inner light which brings salvation [in the Gnostic-Hermetic sense - MJB] and the watchfulness of the soul to catch the first gleams of the spirit dawning in the closing shades of night" (Ibid., p. 211).
As if that were not enough, "[t]o alchemists the cock symbolizes the three stages through which the 'work' must pass, through his black claws, to his white feathers and his red comb", (Ibid.). Finally, the cock is a symbol, in Freemasonry, "of vigilance and of the enlightenment which comes through initiation" (Ibid., p. 212). "[O]n the wall [of many Masonic Lodges] hangs the image of a cock, hourglass and scythe. The cock was sacred to the god Mercury (Hermes)..." Masonic Papers by R.W.Bro. Leon Zeldis, "The Initiation in the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite."
Also, Bell emailed later,
Additionally, since a poster mentioned the word "spear," and since the cock is linked with the dawn-god, Apollo, it is noteworthy that Apollo is also linked with spears (along with Athena). The (phallic) spear is another sun-symbol. Also, although it's both obvious and delicate, the word "cock" has taken on a dual sense as both rooster and phallus (or spear). Hence, the symbol complex includes both solar and sexual emblems.
Phallic Symbolism: The underlying coded phallic messages of the rooster weathervane or weathercock is reinforced greatly in this sphere.

CS writes that all of this certainly makes him "think of phallic symbolism. Guns are a
phallic analogue, the modern day wand. Back when I was exploring chaos magick, some chaotes were using a gun instead of a wand/sword. In tarot symbolism, a wand is always in the shape of a thrysus bringing us back to the original symbolism. Swords ought to be obvious without delving into crudity."

Let us remember that "Adam Lanza" literally translates as Man-Spear, as M. Bell reminded me.

One of the highest points of land (lanza/land/spear) in the area is called Snake Hill, another strongly phallic connotation underlying that name.

Other early history: One section of Newtown today is Dodgingtown. It was named thusly as it was "a crossroads hamlet named for the many drovers, horse-traders, and peddlers 'on the dodge,' who congregated at the crossroad taverns," Connecticut, Federal Writers' Project, page 375, 1938.

"Purchased from the Indians in 1705, named 'New Town,' incorporated in 1711, the area soon attracted settlers from near-by towns. Although notorious for its Tory leanings during the Revolution, Newtown entertained both Rochambeau and Lafayette," Connecticut, Federal Writers' Project, page 376, 1938.

Film location: Newtown is home to the "Fairfield Hills" Hospital, erected in the 1930s. It was closed in 1995. Fairfield Hills was used as the set of the juvenile facility in the film Sleepers in 1995.

Distant Clackamas-Newton (Lexi)Link: The game of Scrabble was developed in Newtown by local resident James Brunot. In 1938, American architect Alfred Mosher Butts created the game as a variation on an earlier word game he invented called Lexiko. In 1948, James Brunot, a resident of Newtown, Connecticut – and one of the few owners of the original Criss-Crosswords game – bought the rights to manufacture the game in exchange for granting Butts a royalty on every unit sold. Though he left most of the game (including the distribution of letters) unchanged, Brunot slightly rearranged the "premium" squares of the board and simplified the rules; he also changed the name of the game to "Scrabble," a real word which means "to scratch frantically." In 1949, Brunot and his family made sets in a converted former schoolhouse in Dodgingtown, a section of Newtown. They made 2,400 sets that year, but lost money.

According to legend, Scrabble's big break came in 1952 when Jack Straus, president of Macy's, played the game on vacation. Upon returning from vacation, he was surprised to find that his store did not carry the game. He placed a large order and within a year, "everyone had to have one."

The killer of two in this week's Clackamas shooting first ran through the Macy's store in the mall (on December 11, 2012).

Other lexilink factoids:

Sandy Hook [New Jersey] is a former Nike missile base that was turned into a Federal park on the Jersey Shore. It also has the state's only nudist beach (from Christopher Loring Knowles).

Superstorm Sandy hooked left and came ashore right near Sandy Hook, New Jersey (from Matty B Goode).

This school attack took place at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. Not New Jersey, of course. The lexilink to that New Jersey site and hurricane is found in the name of the school and to Sandy Hook, Connecticut, which is the next town over from Newtown.

Flashback: Loren "Coleman says [shooters], 
intent on shocking the public, 'compete for 
the highest body count.'"

On Thursday, December 13, 2012, in China, which is being reported on Friday, December 14, 2012, an attack on an elementary school occurred there.

Zee News is noting:
The dreaded attacks on school children returned to haunt China on Thursday after 22 of them were injured besides an 85-year-old woman after a "mentally deranged" man, armed with a knife, went on a slashing spree at a primary school.
Armed with a knife Min Yingjun, 36, attacked group of children at the gate of a primary school in central China's Henan Province setting off panic in the village. The woman and most of the injured students suffered head wounds.
Some of them were in shock, according to the People's Hospital of the county, which received most of the people injured in the attack.
All the injured people have been sent to three local hospitals and at least two of them, one student and an 85-year-old woman, are in serious condition, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.
The attack took place this morning at the entrance of Chenpeng Village Primary School in Wenshu Township of Guangshan County in the city of Xinyang....
Thanks for heads up from many people, especially to Anonymous, Robert Schneck, SMiles, Brizdazz (Darren) for the China news, posted above.
My deepest condolences to all the parents, relatives, and loved ones who has lost anyone to the senseless shootings in Oregon, Connecticut, Colorado, and anywhere else this week and in the days and years before today.


Red Pill Junkie said...

That 'Scrabble' means 'to scratch frantically' reminded that this is one of the most common side effects of methamphetamines consumption.

Anonymous said...

"...the gunman is 20 years old and is from New Jersey."

Johnny said...

Check out this lawn sign for Romney/Ryan/Lanza

Anonymous said...

Nazi troops were the origin of the development of methamphetamine as a battle endurance enhancer. Strangely this references the theory that most school shooters are under newer forms of trauma-based mind control, developed in the concentration camps.

Red Pill Junkie said...

'Lanza' means 'spear' in Spanish

Anonymous said...

Lanza's lived on Yogananda St.

Anonymous said...

When the news of this broke in the UK, the 2 main news channels Sky and the BBC both had headlines on their online sites saying "Breaking News: attack on Elementary School in Danbury Connecticut." When I checked back later Danbury was no longer mentioned, the location was now Newtown.

Danbury rang a bell. It was named after Danbury in Essex, England.
Danbury was an amalgmation of 2 towns, called thus by the Scottish- Norman Sinclair Clan (also known as Saint-Clair) who ruled locally and had acquired land (stolen) there as part of the monastery clearances enacted by Henry 8th. A very interesting clan with huge Masonic links. The Earl of Orkney's grandson William Sinclair built the infamous Rossyln Chapel in Scotland = a place of huge Masonic and Knight Templar Significance. They were said to have called Danbury after someone called Dane or Dene.

THE RAMPANT ROOSTER is the clan's Chief Crest.!

Also an incident of particular note happened in Danbury:
In 1779 the tomb of a knight was disturbed, and the body therein was discovered to be perfectly preserved in what was described as "pickle", but this was contested by Joseph Strutt, MP for Maldon. Strutt also attempted to write a romance with a book called Queenhoo Hall. In 1808, Walter Scott was asked to complete the book by his publisher John MURRAY. Scott visited the village and stayed at the GRIFFIN inn in order to attempt his first venture into romantic fiction. In 1985, the author and psychic-questing investigator Andrew Collins suggested that the body was that of a Knight Templar.

Also of note : the Uk media were immediately in unison calling this America's Dunblane. Dunblane is a commuter town close to Edinburgh which was the scene of a massacre of innocents,

[1]On 13 March 1996 Thomas Watt Hamilton, aged 43, a former Scout Leader,[12] ousted by The Scout Association over five years previously,[13] shot dead 16 children and their teacher, Gwen Mayor, in Dunblane Primary School's gymnasium before killing himself. He used his licensed weapons and ammunition.

Following the incident, the government passed legislation banning ownership of all handguns (firearms under 60 centimetres in overall length) in Great Britain.

Cui bono? Cui bono?

Current UK Tennis champ Andy Murray was present in the school when this happened. His mother was a friend of the shooter.

Folks, remember Shakespeare warned us something wicked this way comes (from Scotland) and also, something is rotten in the state of Denmark. Those who are familiar with the biblical allusions to the Tribe of Dan, Denmark , Knights Templar and Scottish Freemasony (the Mother Lodge of all lodges).

Babylon is a little closer to home for us Brits than we care to admit. For those who care, check out Edinburgh - another famous city built on 7 hills, and a stronghold of the British "Royal" Family, Freemasonry and the historic centre of most of the UK and US political dynasties (Brown, Blair and Cameron being only some of the very recent ones).

Red Dirt Reporter said...

Daniel noted that Lanza "lived on Yogananda Street" in Sandy Hook area of Newtown. While this was all developing, I was also listening to a radio show talking about the life of Ravi Shankar, the Indian sitar player who died this week. It was Shankar who gave Beatle George Harrison his first copy of Paramahansa Yogananda's "Autobiography of a Yogi," setting him on a Vedic path in life. Harrison would be attacked and nearly killed in his own home by a deranged lunatic.

gdwarner said...

This just in:

They stopped this guy, though ....

gdwarner said...

Oops ...! Wrong link. Should have been this one:

Steve said...

Officials worry about copy-cat shootings in wake of Newtown school massacre

"They're worried about what they call the Werther Effect. It's a copy-cat mechanism and they say their studies show it's particularly powerful on adolescents."

Miss K said...

Clackamas is not far from the town of Sandy on the Sandy River.

Alan Abbadessa-Green said...

Since so many are connecting these most-recent shootings to the meteor shower, I wonder why no one seems to remember this tidbit from Jared Lee Loughner's YouTube profile. He wrote the seeming nonsequitor "I want you to imagine a comet or a meteoroid coming through the atmosphere." Screenshot at the end of this post:

Alan Abbadessa-Green said...

Some more sync links:

alanborky said...

Loren when I've commented on recent similar events I've tended to point out elements which could be interpreted as either a wish to derail or at least postpone the new world/new order or conversely to expedite it.

Newtown therefore hits me instantly.

The Dawn related themes too.

But Adam the first man who didn't just have feet of clay but was made entirely from clay's very striking.

I also strongly suspect an etymological connection between Adam and Yama both of whom were the first man and both of whom were responsible for Paradise being lost/death coming into the world.

Then there's also the potential Spear of Destiny link if Lanza's taken as meaning lance the Spear being being associated with Jesus' death being hastened which depending on your interpretation can be seen as fulfilling Jesus' destiny or preventing it.

If Yogananda really is the name of the street that's also very striking because again you're dealing with a Christ-like figure supposedly charged with transforming the world and since it means Yoked to Bliss connotes the idea of someone whose ability to move freely's severly restricted but for a good cause.

Ryan the brother's name meaning King becomes quite striking too.

I also note that at the time of the Geminid meteor showers the presence of the 'twin' theme.

Yama's etymologically related to Gemini.

Eve received life from Adam's fabric making her a female 'twin' of him whereas this Adam seems to've destroyed the being out of whose fabric he was wrought.

The Newtown event seems to be a calendrical twin of a similar earlier same date event.

And there seems to've been some confusion over which Lanza brother was responsible 'Void/Nothingness' which's a more esoteric etymological interpretation of Adam or Ryan/Reign.

alanborky said...


Given the Adamic theme of The Fall I'm struck by how the town's name Newtown corresponds to the surname of the Lord of Gravity Newton.

Anonymous said...

This is interesting considering the twin theme and the gravity (Newton/Newtown) theme.

Anonymous said...

real strange tone to this article on the guardian about the Mayan calendar:

Mayan 'death and rebirth' date marks the perfect time to tackle planet's crisis

For many people, these days between last Wednesday, 12 December, and the winter solstice on 21 December next Friday constitute a portal of some kind, based upon a convergence of predictions in ancient calendar...The moment is taken by some to mean the end of time – those who perhaps prefer the idea of apocalypse Hollywood-style to the prospect of grinding on – and by many more to herald some new era in which battle will be done between those who would protect the planet and those bent on destruction.

If there is to be a future of quality for the planet and its species, these days must mark the start of a new era of sorts. We need to see this "progress" for what it is: a dangerous and destructive fantasy. And Telos as a lie.

The Party At the End of Time beneath the Tor will no doubt be a terrific night, but it needs to invoke the dawn of something too. If there is no fundamental change, the completion of the Maya's 13th baktun marks not the end of time, but rather the end of hope.

Anonymous said...

People better start asking the authorities some real hard questions because they are not telling the whole story.
The video shows there are at least 2 possible but I think 3 shooters total involved because the one the cops have handcuffed in the woods viewed from the helicopter is very likely not the one seen by the boy eyewitness because the cops wouldn't bring him back from the woods and prone him out in the parking lot they would secure him in a car.

Anonymous said...

When I heard Sandy Hook I was reminded of Captain Hook, the villain in Peter Pan.

Anonymous said...

THIS is why Kate is pregnant and her nurse died, watch:
Kids as patients in hospital beds and nurses all over the place, surrounding the 'new sungod', - as some british experts have pointed out when trying to explain this madness.
Not too long after, Kate must have gotten pregnant.

During that olympic ceremony, cpt. HOOK was there too:

Capt. HOOK quote:
"In the play (Act V, scene 1), although not in the novel, Hook declares, 'A holocaust of children, there is something grand in the idea!' The phrase starkly evokes child sacrifice to Moloch and rejection of the God who provided a vicarious sacrifice for Isaac.

Now the holocaust of children at SANDY HOOK.
All for the NEW SUN GOD!

Greetings from Hamburg, Cori

Dot said...

The Romney/Ryan/Lanza sign that Johnny posted above caught my interest and I went to the website it was originally on. Here's a bit of bio: "Senator Andrew J. Lanza was elected to represent Staten Island’s 24th New York State Senate District on November 7, 2006. As a former New York City Council member, prosecutor, accountant and business owner, Senator Lanza brings extensive public and private experience to the Senate. Senator Lanza earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from St. John’s University. In 1992, he received a Juris Doctor degree from Fordham University School of Law. Senator Lanza and his wife Marcele, a NYC Public School Teacher, have three children, Olivia, Abigail and Andrew Jack. They reside in the town of Great Kills." This is in the relatively nearby geographical region and the name of the town is priceless. Senator Lanza's wife is a school teacher. I wonder if the senator at all related to Adam Lanza or is this a common enough last name in the North-Eeast US? I'm very new at this, am I reading too much into this?

donde said...

Thoughts on the mythology of Cassandra (sandy), who was given power by Apollo (also mentioned above). She was given the power to see the future, but was cursed so that no one would believe her. She foresaw the fall of Troy and warned them about the Trojan Horse.

Anonymous said...

Check out this site again. The site is now gone... Suddenly vanished. Why? I don't know. Sounds suspicious.

Anonymous said...

Look at the maiden name of Dawn Hochsprung, "Lafferty." Lafferty is connected to the shooting in Oregon and it happened three days prior and the there is once a congressman in Oregon, Abraham Walter Lafferty!

3yoldbride said...

Yogananda is: you-goin-under