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              Mourners embrace outside of St. Rose of Lima Roman Catholic Church during funeral services for James Mattioli, Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012, in Newtown, Conn. Mattioli, 6, was killed when Adam Lanza walked into Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., Dec. 14,  and opened fire, killing 26 people, including 20 children, before killing himself. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Lanza may have snapped because he feared being institutionalized

Sandy Hook Elementary School gunman Adam Lanza may have snapped because he feared his mother would commit him to a psychiatric facility, FoxNews.com reports.

“From what I’ve been told, Adam was aware of her petitioning the court for conservatorship and [her] plans to have him committed,” Joshua Flashman, who grew up in the Newtown area, told FoxNews.com. “Adam was apparently very upset about this. He thought she just wanted to send him away. From what I understand, he was really, really angry. I think this could have been it, what set him off.”

Flashman told FoxNews.com that Lanza may have targeted Sandy Hook Elementary School because he felt his mother loved the school more than she loved him.

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