As demonstrated in parts one, two, and three, there is plenty of evidence that Sandy Hook Elementary was open and fully operational when Adam Lanza (and Adam Lanza alone) shot his way into the school and murdered twenty-six people. Since I’m limiting myself to the same exact collection of crime scene photos used by deniers to argue that the school closed permanently in 2008 in order to prepare for a fake shooting spree four years later, I haven’t even touched the mountain of official documents uncovered by the researchers over at Metabunk, Sandy Hook: Focus On Facts, and more.

This time I’m going to talk a bit about the SMART Technologies products found within Sandy Hook Elementary. While SMART Tables and Boards can be found in multiple classrooms as well as the library (as seen in the video walk-through and briefly discussed in Chapter Eight, Part Two), I’m going to limit the discussion to those seen in classrooms six (special education) and eight (1st grade).

Beginning with page 246 of Walkley’s crime scene photos (Walkley – scene photos.pdf), which was taken inside of classroom six, we see a large, nondescript grey box. This is actually a SMART Technologies SMART Table, which receives a brief mention in Deborah Pisani’s 2nd police interview (Book 5, 00019296.pdf):

“[Redacted] stated that near the door is a smart table and she stated that something or someone hit or kicked the table. She knows this because it makes a ‘boink’ noise.”

The SMART Table seen in classroom six is a model ST230i. For confirmation, here’s a picture of the unit as it appears on page 246 (directly under the calendar for December, 2012), along with a promotional photo of the ST230i:

For the record, only two models of the SMART Table even exist, and the other one looks like it fell out of a fucking spaceship, so a comparison photo is almost entirely unnecessary. Still, I don’t want to be accused of not doing my research.

Anyway, I reached out to the very friendly, very helpful people over at SMART Technologies and asked them when the SMART Table ST230i was released. They replied a couple of hours later and informed me that the SMART Technologies SMART Table ST23oi, as seen in classroom six, was released on February 18th, 2009. That’s one year after James Fetzer contends the school was closed for good. Now before your inner denier raises their hand and starts asking questions like, “well, couldn’t they have planted the SMART Table there to make the scene look more authentic?”, please bear in mind that this is a $6,500 – $8,000 piece of technology seen in literally one crime scene photograph. So you’d have to believe that authorities wheeled in a 153+ pound machine that cost thousands upon thousands of dollars, partially hid it in under a large piece of paper, and took one picture of it in one classroom (all while making elementary mistakes such as forgetting to simulate bullet holes in a window) just in case someone poring over crime scene photographs recognized it and also just so happened to know its release date. It’s such an incredible leap to make that believing in it should qualify you for the Olympics.

But that’s not the only SMART Technologies product in classroom six; there are a couple of other photos where we get a look at the room’s SMART Technologies SMART Board, which is hanging up on the wall. Page 252 from Walkley’s scene photos gives us a good look at the 600i2 SMART Board as well as the profile of what is a SMART Unifi 45 projector. Here it is along with a promotional photo, again for comparisons sake:

Once I was able to determine the whiteboard and projector model numbers, I again reached out to the wonderful support team over at SMART Technologies (I swear they’re not paying me to say that). This time they informed me that the 600i2 with Unifi 45 projector was released in February, 2008. Since James Fetzer insists that the school was permanently closed in 2008, it wouldn’t make much sense for Newtown to spend the considerable time and money required to purchase and install equipment such as this in a school that they were going to shutter within months.

Finally, we make our way to classroom eight, which housed Mrs. D’Amato’s 1st grade class. We get a close enough look at the SMART Board on page 570 of Walkley’s scene photos to determine that this is another 600i2 SMART Board, only this one includes a Unifi 65 projector. Here’s the SMART Board setup shown on page 570 compared to a promotional photo of the Unifi 65:

One more time I reached out to the folks at SMART Technologies and asked them about the release date for this specific product. I was told that this projector model — the Unifi 65 — was not released until December, 2010, only one month shy of 2011. That’s close to three years after the school was allegedly closed for good. Is someone returning to Sandy Hook Elementary once a year to install thousands upon thousands of dollars in specialty electronics equipment, specifically for the purpose of staging a handful of crime scene photos? Three hundred pound stool sample James Fetzer wants you to believe so, and he wants you to believe that authorities prioritized this kind of nonsense above ensuring classroom windows appeared shot out or dropping an acceptable number of bullet casings.

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

4 Thoughts on “Sandy Hook Elementary Was Open, Part Four: SMART Technologies

  1. James Alvin on March 2, 2016 at 11:13 pm said:
    That’s a smart table from the last decade, you know schools are paperless now and were in 2012

    • Shill Murray on March 2, 2016 at 11:34 pm said:

      I honestly have zero idea what you’re attempting to say. I don’t know what a SMART Table does or does not have to do with whether or not schools were “paperless” (as someone who works in a “paperless” office, it means nothing) in 2012. The model seen in the crime scene photos was released in February of 2009, as stated in the article and confirmed by SMART Technologies themselves. Are you attempting to convince me that they’re wrong about their own product?

    • I am a teacher and I can tell you for a fact my school is not paperless. I have been a substitute teacher in several other schools before I landed my full time teaching job and my daughter has attended two schools in her 10 years and none of them have been paperless.

      • Shill Murray on March 28, 2016 at 3:24 am said:

        My office is “paperless” and we stack it up by the pallet on a weekly basis. It’s like food advertising itself as “all-natural”: it doesn’t really mean much. The original comment does make a whole lot of sense anyway as these SMART Technologies products do not use any paper. If anything, seeing these SMART products in every room would be an indication that they’re at least making an attempt to move away from paper.

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