Dec 16, 2012
commented on I Am Adam Lanza's Mother
I hear you so loud and clear. Four years ago we adopted a 15 year old boy. He so small and so abused his whole life. My husband and I were sure we could make a difference. We had raised 3 wonderful children, one with special needs. I was home full time. So here we go. The first year went very well. He was mainstreamed in regular educational classes and was on the honor roll. He worked and tried so hard. We never lacked on support and structure that we were told was so important. Then he began change. First a push here and there then the cussing began. In six months time we no longer knew who is was. He had become violent at school and home. He did not care who he hurt and long as he hurt someone. Total strangers were not even left alone. He has put bruises on me, on my husband, he as abused our dogs and tried to ruin our lives. He calls me names I can't even repeat. I AM afraid of my son. I have had friends tell me to put a baseball bat under my bed but if he ever got his hands on it you would not be able to identify my body. This has gone on for the last two years. He is out of high school now. He is currently in jail but will be out on Jan 2. We have begged for mental health services for him. No one will listen!!! He IS going to kill us and or others. We have asked the judge, the probation officer anyone we can get to listen. NO CARES ABOUT THESE KIDS, ADULTS UNTIL SOMETHING HAPPENS. GUNS ARE NOT THE PROBLEM! MENTAL ILLNESS IS THE PROBLEM.