(AP) The son of an English teacher says he’s in awe of the young men who walked in a classroom in Lexington, Ky., the day after the killings of three students and a teacher at a woodlawn school.
The gunman, a student at Woodlawn High School, was shot dead by police.
Lexington High School shooter Adam Lanza speaks during an interview at his apartment in Lexington.
Adam Lanza, 21, was killed by police after shooting three people at Woodlow Elementary School.
At a vigil for Lanza on Monday, students remembered the two other students who were shot in the school, a teacher and a student with cerebral palsy.
“It’s been such a whirlwind,” said Matthew J. Leach, 17, of Lexington, a junior at Woodlot High School.
“We’ve been all over the place.”
Lack of security at the school was one of the reasons that Leach had been at the vigil for the victims, he said.
The community has rallied behind Lanza’s killer, a teenager who authorities have said is a mentally ill student who had a history of violence and who may have acted alone.
Leak said his parents were not happy with the vigil.
On Monday, the city of Lexington posted a message on its Facebook page saying Lanza had taken a gun and killed himself at Woodlake High School in a suicide note.
Police had said on Sunday night that Lanza shot and killed three people in the woodlarks school, and he died from multiple gunshot wounds.
In the note, Lanza described himself as “a sadist who has no remorse,” and said he killed the students because they were “fucking retarded.”
The city’s social media accounts also posted messages of condolence.
Hours after the mass shooting, police confirmed that Lanzas parents, who live in Connecticut, had been notified that their son had committed suicide.
Officials at the Connecticut Institute of Technology, which has been at center of the federal probe, said in a statement Monday that they were in contact with Connecticut authorities.
The school district said it had been told that Lanzo had a pending criminal investigation.
Authorities said they found no evidence that Lanzer had ties to terrorism or any extremist groups.
In a separate development Monday, an attorney for Lanzac’s parents, John Lanzap, filed a wrongful death lawsuit in the Southern District of New York against the city, the county and the city’s police department, alleging the police department did not provide adequate security for students who lived in the district.
Lanzavas mother, Jennifer Lanzack, said she had contacted the attorney and offered her legal help.