Sandy Hook School Shooting

Family Friend: Lanza's Mother Wanted Him to Get Out of House More

Withdrew into room, playing video games

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In the days before the massacre, the mother of Adam Lanza was pushing her loner son to leave the Newtown home that provided his refuge from reality, a family friend told the Daily News Wednesday.

"He sat in his room playing video games for hours and hours," the friend said. "She thought the best thing was for him to get out of the house and into the world. To interact with people a little bit."