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Adam Lanza bullied as student at Sandy Hook, his mother considered suing

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(Read caption) Adam Lanza was bullied as a student at Sandy Hook Elementary School, according to a family member who spoke with the New York Daily News. Lanza's mother, their home is pictured, thought about suing the school for not doing anything to stop it.

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Adam Lanza was apparently bullied and beaten when he was enrolled at the elementary school in Newtown, Conn., where he shot and killed 20 students and six staffers, the New York Daily News reports.

The bullying was so bad that Lanza’s mother, Nancy, thought about suing Sandy Hook Elementary School after her son came home with bruises “all over his body” on multiple occasions, a family member told The News.

“Nancy felt fiercely protective of him,” the relative told The News. “She was convinced the school wasn’t doing enough to protect Adam. It made her irate.”

Lanza’s mother went so far as to attend school with him to try and witness his classmates taunting and “assaulting” him.

According to The News:

"The relative said Adam Lanza never seemed emotionally right after his time in Sandy Hook. Nancy Lanza switched him to another school after sixth grade.

'He was a sick boy,' the relative told The News."

The Christian Science Monitor’s Modern Parenthood blog has reported extensively on bullying in school:

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