Doctors weigh in: Could Asperger’s Syndrome have contributed to mass shooting?

Posted at 9:44 AM, Dec 17, 2012
and last updated 2012-12-17 09:44:30-05

As more details emerge about the man behind the tragedy in Newtown, we are learning that he may have had Asperger’s Syndrome, which is an autism spectrum disorder.

There has been speculation that this mild form of autism is what drove him to commit these horrendous acts.

But autism experts say not so fast.

Clinical psychologist and psychology professor at Fordham University, Dr. Peggy Andover and Dr. Steve weighed in.