In addition to a large number magazines from 2012 tucked away in the magazine rack, Sandy Hook’s lobby was full of evidence that it was an open, operating elementary school on December 14th, 2012.
Here’s a large winter display in the office windows:
Here is a poster advertising a “small bags, bears, books, and basics” collection drive, running from December 3rd through December 14th. To the right of that is an advertisement for the school’s holiday gift shop, which appears to have been open on December 4th and 5th:
A different poster advertising the “bags, bears, books, and basics” collection drive running from December 3rd through December 14th, also in the lobby:
A nearly full donation box for a “mitten and hat” drive:
Both the “Bags, Bears, Books & Basics Collection” as well as the winter hat and glove collection are mentioned in the December 13, 2012 edition of “The Sandy Hook School Connection”.
Finally, here’s a whiteboard listing the lunch options for the day of Friday, December 14th, 2012:
For more on the whiteboard, please see Sandy Hook Elementary Was Open, Part One: The Lobby.
Moving to the hallway, we find a “snowy snowmen” display:
A “how much snow will we get?” display, also from the hallway:
In one of the perpendicular hallways, there is this calendar, showing December of 2012 (you can see that the 2nd falls on a Sunday, something which last happened in 2007):
Moving into the few rooms included in the crime scene photos, another calendar showing December, 2012:
A box of Christmas decorations:
Not holiday-related, but here are two PCs from classroom #3 that are powered on:
Are we expected to believe that there are two powered-on PCs in an abandoned school that has been used as storage for two years?
A 2012 calendar showing school days only (a five day week):
Again, not holiday-related, but in addition to a staff member’s jacket, there’s food in the pantry and coffee brewing:
Another view of coffee brewing in addition to a container of milk/creamer:
It’s hard to imagine someone started brewing coffee two years earlier and simply forgot about it.
A calendar for December, 2012 on the right and the date “12-12-12” on the whiteboard on the left:
Christmas decorations on the door to classroom #10:
Here are two pictures showing the same rack of Christmas books. You can spot “Jingle The Christmas Clown” (top-left) and “The Polar Express” (bottom-left). I’m unsure of the rest, but you can make out snow, Christmas trees, winter/Santa hats, etc:
A winter decoration as well as the date of December 14th, 2012, written on the whiteboard of classroom #10. What is presumed to be Adam’s blood can also be seen:
No holiday decorations other than a poinsettia here, but we can see water bottles as well as live fish in the conference room:
That must be a pretty resilient fish to survive two years without any food and in a dirty tank.
From the parking lot, a Ford Mustang decorated with antlers and a Rudolph nose:
Finally, here are some Christmas decorations seen in the interior video walk-through, available as part of the final report. First, a bulletin board decorated with snowmen and snowflakes:
And here is a poinsettia seen on the librarian’s desk:
In order to accept James Fetzer’s totally absurd theory that Sandy Hook Elementary School had been closed since 2008, you’d have to simultaneously believe that the authorities were smart enough to hang numerous Christmas decorations, make sure that all visible calendars were up to date, brew coffee, turn on PCs, feed some fish, and furnish the lobby with recent magazines while being so stupid that they included (and still include) incriminating photos of the alleged staging of the school and its use as storage in the crime scene photos provided by the state, available for download by anyone on the state’s website.
For more in the “Sandy Hook Elementary Was Open” series, please read:
Part One: The Lobby
Part Two: The Obstinate Pen
Part Three: Holiday Decorations And Calendars
Part Four: SMART Technologies
Part Five: Dawn Hochsprung’s Twitter Feed
Part Six: The 2011-2012 Scrapbook
Part Seven: Children’s Authors Visit Sandy Hook
Part Eight: Charitable Causes
Part Nine: The Library
Part Ten: 92 More Photos From Sandy Hook School
Part Eleven: 180 Articles Referencing Sandy Hook School, Written Between 2008-2012
Part Twelve: The Glass Display Cases
Part Thirteen: Google Earth
Part Fourteen: The November 2012 Scholastic Book Fair
Part Fifteen: Sandy Hook School Enrollment For 2008-2017