Newtown, Connecticut — According to an unconfirmed report, a former high school classmate of Sandy Hook Elementary School gunman Adam Lanza has claimed that the 20-year-old was involved in satanism.
Trevor Todd, 20, who knew Lanza distantly, told the National Enquirer that Lanza had a devil-worshiping page on the web, which had a black background, gothic lettering and the word “devil” sprawled across the top in red. He stated that he thought the page was “weird” and “gave him the chills.”
As of press time, the url of the page has not been revealed. Christian News Network attempted to reach Todd, but his phone line was disconnected.
The FBI and other government officials are investigating evidence both online and from Lanza’s hard drive, which they found smashed, in order to try to obtain answers as to a motive for his crimes. According to reports, authorities speculate that he might have used devil-worshiping or suicide sites, or conversed online in some manner about his plans to murder his mother.
Lanza’s barber, Bob Skuba, told reporters that Lanza always seemed detached when he attempted to connect with him.
“It’s just weird that I actually touched him. I tried to joke with him,” Skuba stated. ‘He wouldn’t even look at me. He would just be looking down at the tiles the whole time.”
“‘I would say, ‘Adam, come on.’ He wouldn’t move,” he explained. “And his mother would have to say, ‘Adam, come on. He’s ready.’ It was like I was invisible.”
Stylist Diane Harty concurred, stating that it “was a very long half an hour. It was a very uncomfortable situation.”
Skuba said that Lanza’s mother stopped bringing him in for a haircut the last couple of years, so he assumed that they had moved.
Pastor Joey Faust of Kingdom Baptist Church in Venus, Texas recently commented online after he read that Lanza’s former classmate had claimed that the man was into satanism.
“I warned years ago that this magic and witchcraft and satanism that our culture is toying with and allowing children to become engrossed in through games, movies and music will lead to murder and violence and mayhem,” he wrote on his site, Fundamental News. “This is another reason God and the Holy Bible have so many warnings against spiritism and such like. It opens people up to evil spirits.”
“The Bible also teaches that satan worship will increase in the last days,” he continued, citing Revelation 13:4. “Parents and teachers need to cast aside the fear of appearing narrow-minded and bigoted and use the common sense that God gave them, and begin to denounce satanism and all of its manifestations in children’s books, games, movies and music.”
According to reports, Lanza did possess a number of combat video games, such as Call of Duty and Starcraft.
“Very often, these young men have had an almost hypnotic involvement in some form of violence in our entertainment culture, particularly violent video games. And then they obtain guns and become not just troubled young men, but mass murderers,” said Connecticut Senator Joe Lieberman. “The violence in the entertainment culture — particularly, with the extraordinary realism to video games, movies now, et cetera — does cause vulnerable young men to be more violent.”
As previously reported, last Friday morning, Lanza shot his mother in the head while she was still in bed, and then taking her firearms and vehicle, drove to Sandy Hook Elementary School, where he began to fire upon the children and their teachers.
At the end of his violent rampage, when Lanza took his own life as first responders closed in on him, twenty children and six adults were left dead, including the school principal. Medical examiners report that the majority of the victims had been shot multiple times.
“I’ve been at this for a third of a century … [and] this is probably the worst I’ve seen,” said Connecticut Chief Medical Examiner H. Wayne Carver. “This is a very devastating set of injuries.”
Sixteen of the children that died in the rampage were six years of age, and four were seven years old. All of the adults that were killed were women.
One of the slain teachers, 27-year old Victoria Soto, who taught first grade, was buried today.