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story.lead_photo.caption This undated identification file photo provided Wednesday, April 3, 2013, by Western Connecticut State University in Danbury, Conn., shows former student Adam Lanza, who carried out the shooting massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in December 2012. Lanza's father says in his first public comments about the massacre that what his son did couldn't "get any more evil" and he wishes his son hadn't been born. - Photo by AP/Western Connecticut State University, File

NEW YORK — The father of Connecticut school shooter Adam Lanza says in his first public comments about the massacre that what his son did couldn't "get any more evil" and he wishes his son hadn't been born.

Peter Lanza also tells The New Yorker magazine that he believes his son would have killed him if he had the chance.

He said he hadn't seen his son in two years when Adam killed 20 first-graders and six educators at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown in December 2012. Adam killed himself as police arrived. He also fatally shot his mother, Nancy, in their Newtown home before going to the school. Peter and Nancy Lanza were divorced.

Peter Lanza said he also believed his son could have been schizophrenic.

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  • tressiewilkinsyahoocom
    March 10, 2014 at 11:49 a.m.

    Father Lanza, your comment about your son is disgusting. That child , that boy was your son, your offspring, your seed. Your words," wish he had not been born" are irreputable. Did it make you feel like a man to say that in public. We're those words supposed to be some kind of consolation to families. He came from you. You need to reflect back on what you did wrong, what happened to your relationship with him. You abandoned him and your responsibility as a father. I guarantee that you were no where near being the perfect father. You let all of the responsibility fall on your wife and you thought that money would make up for the love, spiritual and emotional support that your family needed from you. Well, it did not. Shame on you.

  • HARLEY13
    March 10, 2014 at 12:59 p.m.

    Well put TGRANNY! Mr Lanza hadn't seen his son in two years? What a father!!

  • cdawg
    March 10, 2014 at 1:17 p.m.

    Take it easy Granny. Some of our 'best' national killers come from loving families.
    "Happiness is a warm gun."

  • GCW
    March 10, 2014 at 1:38 p.m.

    Great publicity. Let's give some other crazy a goal to shoot for.

  • Populist
    March 10, 2014 at 1:46 p.m.

    I'm with Granny. You are responsible for raising your children--even if the are schizophrenic. Sometimes, the parents are not at fault as they have sought help for the child or were unaware of any dangerous tendencies. In this case, however, there is no evidence that this father paid any attention to his son or made any effort to get him the professional help that he needed. If you know that you have a sick child, you must get them help even if that means having them locked up.

  • frenchfry
    March 10, 2014 at 3:29 p.m.

    granny is correct. Hadn't seen his son for 2 years stuck out. Take responsibility for not having any envovlment dad. It is a huge problem we have right now and there are plenty of other problems that come from abandoning our children.