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Suspected school shooter nice, but a challenge


CRYSTAL LAKE, Ill. (WKOW) -- Marsha Lanza, the aunt of 20-year-old Connecticut school shooting suspect Adam Lanza, shared what she knew about her nephew on Saturday.

She spoke to reporters outside her home in Crystal Lake, Illinois.

"He was different, he was quiet. Nice kid, good kid," Lanza said. "I mean, he was definitely the challenge of the family in that house. Every family has one. I have one, they have one. But never in trouble with the law, never in trouble with anything."

At one point Marsha Lanza was asked if Adam's mother, Nancy Lanza-- who is among those killed-- ever expressed any concerns about her son. 

"I know she had issues with school," she said. "She mentioned she wound up home schooling him because she battled with the school district, in what capacity. I'm not 100% certain, if it was behavior, if it was learning disabilities, I don't know. But he's a bright boy. He's smart."

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