(NEW YORK) -- In the wake of the tragic deaths in Connecticut at the hands of shooter Adam Lanza, many are questioning the U.S. emphasis on gun control and mental health initiatives.
It has been said that Lanza, who killed 20 children and six adults at a Connecticut elementary school Friday suffered from a condition where he could literally feel no pain, according to a faculty member at his old high school.
Richard Novia, the advisor for the tech club at Newton High, said that if Adam Lanza cut or hurt himself, "he would not know it or feel it." Novia's words are the latest from a series of former acquaintances of Lanza's to paint him as bright but obviously troubled.
In this ABC News report, parents speak to World News about the issues that can go with raising a mentally ill child.
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