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Debunking the Latest Sandy Hook Hoax Conspiracy Theories

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Security Letter Assumed to Have Been written in 2012 Was Actually Written in 2006
Security Letter Assumed to Have Been written in 2012 Was Actually Written in 2006
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The Wayback Machine , which crawls and then archives publicly accessible Internet WebPages, snapped a screen-shot of this letter on October 5, 2006 , long before Hochsprung was employed by the NewtownSchool District.

Sandy Hook conspiracy theorist Wolfgang Halbig has stated publicly that he filed a Connecticut Freedom of Information Act request for documents pertaining to a security system installed prior to December 15, 2012. In a July interview posted on YouTube, Halbig went on to admit that Newtown replied to his request. " Now I got one for 2006," Halbig stated in an interview on the Truth Paradigm YouTube channel. "It says a door buzzer with a camera with a strike plate on the door for opening the door with monitors on staff's desk so they can see who is coming. But that was installed in 2006."

Precisely! There was no system installed in 2012. The last time security hardware was installed at SHES was in 2006, which coincides with the creation of the aforementioned security letter.

Furthermore, the cameras did not have a recording feature. They were used exclusively to identify visitors that buzzed in at the front door. That discovery was made on the day of the shooting. At 11:46:14 a.m., NPD Officer Leonard Penna can be heard on his radio saying : "See if you can get a hold of S7 [Officer Santucci] or 4 HQ [Lieutenant Vanghele]. They were inquiring about video cameras at Sandy HookSchool. There are no video cameras that record. The only camera they have is to let people in with the call button, which does not record ."

Next, Thorn interviews Whitney's cable TV show co-host Verne Feurst, who doubts that Lanza was capable of pulling off the attacks. "We're told that Adam Lanza suffered from Asperger's syndrome, which causes a loss of motor control," he says. "How is a frail 20-year-old kid supposed to carry into that school multiple weapons and 400 rounds of ammo, and then handle sophisticated weaponry, reload, and kill 26 people with expert marksmanship when there's no evidence that he ever trained at a gun range? I don't think a kid who's that sick is capable of it."

To my knowledge, Mr. Feurst is not a credentialed expert on Asperger's Syndrome and should therefore not be relied upon for medical advice. On the other hand, an individual who is well qualified to speak on these matters is Dr. Michael Linden , a clinical psychologist and director of the Linden Attention Learning Center in California.

In September, 2014 this writer interviewed Dr. Linden and asked if he would be surprised to learn that someone diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome or a profound Autism Spectrum Disorder could carry out such a massacre. Dr. Linden replied with an emphatic "No" and added that some with Asperger's can actually excel in certain physical activities.

"There are people with Asperger's that are athletes," he said "They can be very strong or of any size. Athletes with Asperger's may be a relief pitcher, a goalie or a field goal kicker. They can have good motor skills and if they obsess and are detailed in certain areas--like shooting and computers--they can develop very good technical skills."

Though Feurst would have us believe that there's no proof that the shooter had experience with firearms, there is indisputable evidence that Lanza trained at a minimum of 3 gun ranges. According to Reed Coleman of Sandy Hook Lighthouse, "In the full Sandy Hook Shooting report files disclosed by the Connecticut State Police, Christian Hansen, identified as an 'NRA Instructor' who taught firearms certification courses at Fairfield County Indoor Range/Arms and Munitions, in Monroe, Connecticut, provided a sworn statement that: 1.) Both Adam and Nancy Lanza took 'basic [firearms] safety classes' from him 4 years before Sandy Hook and 2.) Both Adam and Nancy Lanza returned several times in the following year, and both 'shot actively.'"

Coleman went on to write: "Another witness interview identifies a second shooting range visited by Adam and Nancy: Wooster Mountain Shooting Range, in roughly 2010, where he witnessed Adam Lanza shooting the AR-15 Bushmaster as well as what he believed to be the Glock Model 19 (both of the weapons fired at Sandy Hook Elementary two years later). The unidentified witness also recalls teaching Adam Lanza how best to operate the AR-15."

A third facility was identified in the CSP SHES Shooting Reports as "Shooter's IndoorPistolRange" located in New Milford, Connecticut. Included in the report is a sign-in sheet with both Nancy and Adam Lanza's signatures dated February 18, 2011.

Nancy and Adam Lanza's Signature At a Local Gun Range
Nancy and Adam Lanza's Signature At a Local Gun Range
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As to the issue of Lanza's marksmanship, Feurst frames his argument from an unrealistic perspective. Lanza was not shooting at fleeing targets from remote vantage points like a water tower. In fact, nearly two-thirds of the shooter's victims (14 children and 2 adults) were shot multiple times at near-point blank range as they tried to cram themselves into a small bathroom in the corner of Room 8.

Many of the Victims Were Shot in the Corner of Room 8
Many of the Victims Were Shot in the Corner of Room 8
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Keith Johnson is a critic and debunker of conspiracy theories, particularly those pertaining to the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. His work regularly appears in the Newtown Post-Examiner. For many years, Keith was a freelance (more...)

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