posted on Dec, 17 2012 @ 01:22 PM
I sincerely wish we could throw the whole Aspergers part of this mess, out the _ Unless the kid was on some kind of heavy duty meds to help
manage his condition, there's darn near no way being an aspie could have had any bearing on his ability to commit this type of crime.
Yes, people with Aspergers can be prone to hair trigger, violent outbursts "in the moment" but that doesn't fit the scenario here. Most aspies are
quiet, withdrawn, non-social (not anti-social), hyper focused people who just want to be left the hell alone. Some tend to lack empathetic cues which
would make them less emotionally affected by something as heinous as the killing of children but on the flipside, this makes them less likely to
premeditate such an action because, what would be the point?
Other aspies are hyper empathetic. They can't bear the though of anything suffering, can't even kill bugs, so they wouldn't be in a position to
plan to do harm to someone or something because it would be too emotionally torturous on themselves.
I just told someone, not 30 minutes ago, that the mention of Lanza having Aspergers is going to mark all the geeky, gamer, aspie kids the same way
goth kids were marked with suspicion after Columbine. I have no doubt that they walked into their classrooms today and were given sideways glances and
were spoken about behind their backs. It makes me sick.
Whatever caused that boy to snap, if that's even what happened, I would be my next paycheck it didn't have a damn thing to do with ASD.
For the record, I'm the parent of 2 ASD young adults, am on the spectrum myself, and I've been active in the aspie community (yes, there is one) for