In the hours after 20-year-old Adam Lanza went on a killing spree in Newtown, Connecticut – first killing his mother in her home, then forcing his way into Sandy Hook elementary school, killing 26 people including 20 children and finally taking his own life – a Boise, Idaho mother called on the nation to to talk about mental illness.
Liza Long wrote about her 13-year-old son, who she says is a nice kid most of the time, and a lover of Harry Potter and stuffed animals. She said her son has an IQ that is off the charts, but there are times that he lashes out – threatening to kill her and take his own life.
In an interview with Erin Burnett, Long said "I have a sick child...the blog was a cry for help."
Gary Tuchman spoke with the husband and daughters of Dawn Hochsprung the principle of Sandy Hook Elementary School who was killed in the shooting Friday.
Her husband George tells Gary Tuchman, “I met two women that she told to go under shelter while she actually confronted the gunman. She could've avoided that but she didn't. I knew she wouldn't. So I’m not angry anymore....Not angry, I'm just very sad.”