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Connecticut School Shooting

Reporters Swarm

Wrong Ryan Lanza

12/14/2012 1:40 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Hordes of reporters have descended on the home of Ryan Lanza in New Jersey, hoping to speak to members of his family after the horrific school shooting in Connecticut this morning -- but there's one problem ... it's the wrong Ryan.

Ryan's mother Nannette tells TMZ, her son -- 26-year-old Ryan John Lanza -- is a corrections officer-in-training at the Camden County Correctional Academy.

The Ryan Lanza that was initially identified as the possible school shooter -- who gunned down 26 people at the school, including 20 small children -- is 24 years old. (Police have since identified Ryan's brother Adam as the real shooter.)

Nannette says her phone's been ringing off the hook for several hours -- accumulating as many as 21 voicemail messages per hour -- and reporters are still sitting outside her house.

Nannette tells us, she hasn't been able to get in touch with her son since news broke of the shooting -- but she insists that's because cell phones are prohibited at the correctional academy.

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31.

peoplearesilly    

The media needs to slow down a bit and get things right. There have been lots of wrong reports ALL DAMN DAY. It's ridiuclous.

685 days ago
32.

illuminated Genius    

After seeing this horrible tragedy and among others there is no doubt that there is no God.

685 days ago
33.

nature30    

Separation is Self Destruction whats Needed is UNIFICATION, Because of FEAR WE'LL EVAPORATE SAY YOUR PRAYERS

685 days ago
34.

Trecee    

Are they goin to issue him a public apology for this assumption? This kid has lost his mother has to live with the down fall of his brothers savage choices. Parents have to mourn and prepare their children's funerals. Unopened childrens gifts under the tree for many families. Such a sad day.

685 days ago
35.

Melissa    

This is devastatingly tragic. I can't imagine the pain the parents of the children, are going through. Same for the adults who were killed as well . How could anyone walk into an elementary school and kill babies, sweet, innocent kids. Defenseless. I can't imagine their grief. They dressed their kids this morning for school and sent them off with the absolute belief they would return. I feel even worse that this happened during such what's supposed to be a joyous time of year. Christmas will always come with grief for the rest of their lives. I'm so very sorry that monster took his life. He took from them not only their loved one. But the right to face, look in the eye of their child's killer. He took that from them. There will always be unanswered questions. To what would possess a person to do this. I wish for peace, and privacy to all families affected. I hope the media allows them that.

685 days ago
36.

hugh    

These insane ass holes seem to be trying to outdo the last one.. malls, colleges, high schools, movie theaters and now an elementary school. Whats left...day care centers and nursing homes. Fkn crazy!!!!!

685 days ago
37.

Catrina     

Just sick!! Another crazy white boy and you talk about blacks!!

685 days ago
38.

18wheelsofpain    

tragedy

685 days ago
39.

K dub    

We don't need gun laws. We need more security at schools people are always gonna b able to get there hands on guns! Guns don't kill people,people kill people! My heart goes out to the family and victims

685 days ago
40.

CastleGreySkull    

SameMother****ersDonatedMoneyToGeorgeZimmermansMurderFund!!!!!!!

685 days ago
41.

CastleGreySkull    

SameMother****ersDonatedMoneyToGeorgeZimmermansMurderFund!!!!!!!

685 days ago
42.

newcreation    

The devil is liar. May God bless the family and give them strength

685 days ago
43.

Lydia    

If he killed his mother at home, then why go to the elementary school where she worked next? So sad.

685 days ago
44.

sonya    

you guys need to dbl check with who you talk to cause the mother is dead. he shot her unfortuntly.

685 days ago
45.

Vote2012    

That's our media in this country...when it comes to real reporting and investigations they always blow it and report on false information...the media in this country no longer exists, they cannot be trusted.

685 days ago
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