Obviously the claim that Sandy Hook Elementary School ceased all “Internet activity” between 2008 and “all of 2012” – all part of a larger theory that the school permanently closed its doors in 2008 – is nothing but pure fantasy; the net result of some shamefully incompetent research conducted by a couple of desperate space cadets who have chosen to spend their golden years chasing windmills (as well as harassing grieving families). In addition to the undeniable technical explanation provided in “Why The Most Compelling Evidence In Nobody Died At Sandy Hook Is A Total Bust”, there’s also actual demonstrable activity on Sandy Hook Elementary School’s website during that contested (though only by idiots) five year period. One noteworthy example of this is Sandy Hook’s “scrapbook” from the 2011-2012 school year: a series of sixteen online photo albums, all of which show plenty of busy students, faculty, and guests participating in a number of school activities. These photos – and there over 200 of them – are yet another superfluous nail in the coffin of con men like James Fetzer, Wolfgang Halbig, and their absurd charade.

If you’re interested in viewing the albums for yourself – and I would recommend you do, especially if you’ve ever given any level of thought to denier nonsense – you can do so here, courtesy of the Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine. I’m only going to highlight a handful of those photos, focusing my attention on those that I believe are the most significant and instrumental in corroborating the “official” (i.e. correct) story.

Note: This entry is (obviously) very picture heavy! You can click on any photo to view it full-sized in another tab.

4th Grade Chorus Rehearsal (11 photos):

The school’s music teacher, Maryrose Kristopik, is shown leading the 4th grade chorus in a rehearsal before their upcoming concert, which was held at the high school on December 8th, 2011:

The Newtown Bee wrote about the rehearsal in their December 16th, 2011 edition. A photograph included with the article is still featured on the newspaper’s site:

Clicking on the photo’s “Info” button allows us to view its EXIF data and verify that it was taken on December 7th, 2011:

As far as I can tell, this works with every photo available on The Newtown Bee’s photography website, as we’ll demonstrate throughout this entry.

Chinese Dancers (10 photos):

Members of Dance China NY performed for the students of Sandy Hook Elementary School on Monday, January 30th, 2012:

The group’s visit is outlined in the January 26th edition of “The Sandy Hook Connection” (which has a “created” date of January 25th, 2012):

Monday, January 30 will not only be Spirit Day at SHS, but it will also be the day we welcome DANCE CHINA NY, thanks to the generous support of our PTA!

Chinese New Year 2012 (14 photos):

The children of Sandy Hook celebrated the Chinese New Year on Monday, January 23rd, 2012. Here’s the sign that stood in the lobby that day:

This is not insignificant: “The Year of the Dragon” only comes once every twelve years, with the most recent taking place in – you guessed it – 2012. “But that doesn’t prove anything!” some mouth-breathing denier may hammer out with their little sausage fingers in between threatening phone calls to Gene Rosen. “Obviously they took those photos in 2008! They just swapped the sign out, held onto the pictures for four years, and then posted them on their website!” A ridiculous proposition of course, but consider who we’re dealing with here.

Thankfully it’s a bit more difficult to deny some of the other evidence included in these photos:

Here we can see one student is wearing a t-shirt from the 2011 (which I’ve circled in yellow) Marshwoods New Hampshire Youth Wrestling Classic, which was obviously not available in 2008. Also notice that the hallway is not cluttered, further refuting the absolutely preposterous claim that the school was used as storage, as alleged by “Dr. Eowyn” (Maria Hsia Chang) in Chapter Two of “Nobody Died At Sandy Hook”.

The date (again – January 23rd, 2012) can also be seen on the whiteboard in this photo:

This album also includes a heartbreaking photo of 1st grade teacher and victim Victoria Soto, happily watching the students from the doorway of her classroom, which is where she ultimately lost her life:

Again, this is the exact hallway “Dr. Eowyn” claimed was being used as storage at the time this photo was taken.

Family Fun Night (19 photos):

This album provides yet another look at a very active school, full of children, their parents, school staff, and volunteers:

These nineteen photos are from the school’s “Family Fun Night”, which took place on October 21st, 2011, and is discussed in the October 6th, October 13th, and October 20th, 2011 editions of “The Sandy Hook Connection”. October 20ths issue reads:

The FFF is Tomorrow Night

The Family Fun Fair is tomorrow! Calling all princesses, super heroes, witches, and goblins! Come in your costume to SHS on Friday, October 21, from 5-8 p.m. and enjoy a night of friends and fun. Don’t miss the spectacular haunted house, the fortune teller, and all sorts of games and crafts. In addition to pizza, we’ll be offering a hot dog cart, a pizza cart, and some witches’ brew at the baked goods table. With each purchase at the photo booth, you’ll receive a printed copy and a digital version sent to your email address. We are also having a 50/50 raffle! Please come and join in all the fun. This is a wonderful, exciting night for the entire family and a great fundraiser for SHS. We hope to see you there!

The aforementioned haunted house, fortune teller, and games are all represented in the album.

Fire Safety (9 photos):

Members of Sandy Hook’s volunteer fire and rescue, including Robert Sibley, teach children about fire safety inside of the school’s cafetorium on October 25th, 2011:

1st Grade 100th Day Parade (8 photos)

Taken in February of 2011, this album shows Sandy Hook’s 1st grade students throwing a parade to celebrate their first 100 days of school. From the Newtown Bee:

Newtown schools celebrated the arrival of the 100th day of school on Tuesday, February 15, with parades, counting games, and more.

At Sandy Hook School first grade students lined up at 9:20 am to march through the school with vests made out of paper bags. Each student’s vest was decorated with a differently with objects that add up to 100.

Shortly after the parade began, the students walked past collection boxes for this year’s 100th Day of School Food Drive, overseen by math/science specialist Kris Feda. Sandy Hook School Principal Dawn Hochsprung joined the students near the end of the line of marchers to parade through the school as classrooms of students watched.

Teacher and victim Victoria Soto can be seen proudly leading her class through the hallways, which are lined with holiday decorations:

These decorations differ quite a bit from what is seen in the crime scene photos (taken a year later in December of 2012), categorically proving that the school’s interior has not remained stagnant since 2008:

As you can plainly see, the snowmen between classrooms #3 and #5 in the photo from 2011 have been replaced by an “Olden Days vs. Now” display. Just below that, a number of unknown papers as well as a “Brains At Work” poster have been replaced by Post-it note height markers (shown in greater detail here). Across the hall, a board containing even more papers is now a “How much snow will we get?” display.

Mrs. Cao Xue Zhen’s Visit to SHS  (10 photos)

A large number of students and faculty attended Mrs. Cao Xue Zhen’s presentation, which was held in the school’s gymnasium:

Accompanying the speaker was school principal and victim Dawn Hochsprung:

Olessa Stepanova – One School One Read Guest Reader (8 photos):

The first page of the March 15th, 2012 edition of “The Sandy Hook Connection” (created on March 14th, 2012) reads:

Guest Readers Visit Sandy Hook for OSOR

We welcomed guest readers Mrs. Nancy Crevier, reporter from The Newtown Bee, who read to Mrs. Wexler’s 2nd grade class; Mrs. Diane Sherlock, Principal of Newtown Middle School, who  read to Mrs. Clement’s 3rd grade class; Dr. Linda Gejda, Assistant Superintendent in Newtown, who read to Ms. MacMillan’s 2nd grade class; Ms. Olessa Stepanova, traffic reporter from WFSB-3 TV, who read to Mr. Varga’s 4th grade class; and Mr. Chip Dumais, Principal of Newtown High School, who read to Mrs. Usher’s 4th grade class.

This album contains eight photos from that visit. Olessa herself posted three additional pictures (as well as the eight posted on Sandy Hook’s website) from this trip on her personal Facebook page on March 23rd, 2012:

Included in both albums (the school’s as well as Olessa’s) is the following photograph (I’ve used the version taken from Olessa’s Facebook page as it’s of much better quality):

Notice anything? Let’s take a look at one more photo:

Once again, James Fetzer is done in by a child’s t-shirt.

Although partially obscured by his copy of “Stuart Little”, it’s not too difficult to make out that the boy in the front is wearing a New York Giants Super Bowl XLVI tee, which I’ve again circled in yellow. The underdog Giants of course beat the Patriots 21-17 in that game, which took place on February 5th, 2012. Obviously this merchandise would not have been available in 2008 (or 2009 or 2010 or 2011)… unless of course whoever produced the shirt is capable of predicting the future, in which case they may want to reconsider their current line of work.

One School One Read – Culminating Evening 2012 (18 photos):

The school hosted students and parents on March 22nd, 2012 for a “Stuart Little” themed night of activities to celebrate the completion of  their “One School One Read” event. This album includes a look at the night’s program, which of course includes the date:

This is corroborated by the March 22nd, 2012 edition of “The Sandy Hook Connection” (created on March 21st, 2012):

One School, One Read Family Night Tonight

Come and join in the fun of our school and family celebration of Stuart Little tonight, Thursday, March 22, at our One School, One Read SHS Family Night. Parking and space are limited, so we ask that families attend according to last name. If there is a conflict, please feel free to come to either session:

Last names A– M, Session 1, 5:30–6:30 p.m.
Last names N– Z, Session 2, 7–8 p.m.

Parking will also be available at the Sandy Hook Firehouse, and overflow parking for those who can carpool will be available at Newtown United Methodist Church at 92 Church Hill Road in Sandy Hook.

One School One Read – Guest Readers (10 photos):

Some of the guests shown in this album are also discussed in the March 22nd, 2012 edition of “The Sandy Hook Connection” (while others were covered earlier):

Second Week of One School, One Read Welcomes Local Guest Readers!

SHS students and staff welcomed some local celebrities as guest readers for our second week of Stuart Little. On Monday, Newtown Police Chief Mike Kehoe read to Mrs. Vollmer’s kindergartners. On Tuesday, Newtown’s First Selectman Pat Llodra read to Ms. Anderheggen’s 4th grade students and answered several questions about her personal reading and writing interests. On Wednesday, Newtown Police Youth and School Resource Officer Gladys Pisani read to Mrs. Kazlauskas’s 1st graders, who also enjoyed a special surprise from Officer Pisani; and Board of Education member Mr. Keith Alexander read to Mrs. Mackenzie’s 2nd grade students. On Thursday, Board of Education Vice-Chairperson Mrs. Laura Roche read to Mrs. Usher’s 4th grade class. We are grateful to our guest readers who were so willing to come in and share their reading talents with our students. The students loved them all!
Tony Salvatore — Assistant Principal

One photo shows children being read to in a classroom, but also gives us a glimpse outside at the school’s busy playground:

Second Grade Math Night (21 photos):

You can read more about the SMART Technologies projector shown here in Sandy Hook Elementary Was Open, Part Four: SMART Technologies.

Shelly Gets A New Home (12 photos):

Beginning in January of 2012, “Project Eagle” began raising funds to purchase a new tank for Sandy Hook’s school pet: a red eared slider turtle named Shelly. The group’s fundraising efforts are outlined in the January 5th, 2012 edition of “The Sandy Hook Connection” (created on January 4th, 2012):

Shelly Needs a New Home For The New Year!

Shelly has outgrown her tank! Project Eagle needs your help to raise the funds to place her in a new home for the new year. For every dollar donated to the Shelly Fund, each donor will have a turtle with his/her name on it placed in a “tank” on the wall in the cafeteria and receive one raffle ticket for a chance to win one of multiple fun prizes. Please complete the information below and submit along with your donation today. The more dollars we collect toward our goal, the quicker we can move Shelly to her new home. And the more you donate the more chances you have to win a fun prize! Raffle prize winners will be announced on our next Spirit Day on February 1. Completed donation forms can be dropped off before school in the SHS lobby to Shelly Fund representatives (look for the raffle box) or returned to the main office in an envelope marked Shelly Fund through January 31.

This album documents Shelly being moved from the lobby…

…to her new home just outside of the school’s library:

This album contains a couple of pictures from the lobby area can be compared to those from the crime scene photos:

And the area just outside of the door to the cafetorium:

The differences between the photos – taken less than a year apart from one another – are obvious. James Fetzer expects you to believe that all of these changes were made in an abandoned school and documented by an on-going school newsletter. All while they neglected to update their website… or something.

SHS Welcomes Patricia Polacco! (15 photos):

Well-known children’s author Patricia Polacco visited Sandy Hook on September 15th, 2011 to speak with and read to all of the school’s students. This is pure speculation, but these appear to be very young children that Patricia is speaking to in this particular photo – no more than Kindergarten age, which is what the child victims of Adam Lanza would have been in 2011  – and it looks as if that is Catherine Hubbard (based on the distinctive hair) on the right:

Another photo from the same album includes a much closer view of this girl. And while it is still only the back of her head, if you were to compare it to other photos of Catherine taken around this time, it’s difficult to argue that it’s anyone else:

Here is Patricia with school principal and victim Dawn Hochsprung:

Mrs. Polacco’s visit is corroborated by the September 8th, 2011 edition of “The Sandy Hook Connection” (created on September 8th, 2011)…

…as well as the September 23rd, 2011 edition of The Newtown Bee. Much like the holiday chorus rehearsal shown above, photos from the article can still be found on their website:

The photo’s EXIF data confirms it was taken on September 15th, 2011:

I wonder if James Fetzer believes that Patricia Polacco A) is complicit in this (wholly imaginary) hoax, widening that circle of co-conspirators even further,  or B) was somehow lured – along with a number of children – into an empty and unused school to read to juvenile “actors”, as those are the only scenarios compatible with his theory.

Sock Hop (16 photos):

Sandy Hook School principal and victim Dawn Hochsprung hosts the school’s annual “Sock Hop”, which took place at Reed Intermediate School in April, 2011:

This event took place off-premises going as far back as 2006, based off of the pictures included in Sandy Hook’s 2006 photo album:

Space Visitors (7 photos):

This album features school principal and victim Dawn Hochsprung as well as assistant principal Anthony Salvatore going from room-to-room while dressed as an astronaut and alien in order to promote reading. In this photo, the date written on the planner behind Mrs. Hochsprung reads Monday, November 21st, 2011:

This event is corroborated by the December 1st, 2011 edition of “The Sandy Hook Connection” (created on December 1st, 2011):

Space Visitors Tour SHS

Two space visitors visited every classroom last week in search of readers who could help NASA Astronaut Commander I.M. Bookman find the home of A. Li-En. Upon the students’ first sighting of A. Li-En during morning arrival, NASA sent Cmdr. Bookman immediately to Sandy Hook. It seems that A. Li-en was hiding in the book fair book bins nibbling on books!

Every class shared their reading expertise that helped A. Li-En learn how to open a book, to understand that reading is for learning about people, places, and things and to have fun! Most of all, they shared that books are not to be eaten! At the end, A. Li-En was able to show everyone in the space book that Mars was home.

Many students also experienced the “shape-shifting” ability of A. Li-En to make the visitors look very similar to Mrs. Hochsprung and Dr. Salvatore so making friends would be easier. Who knows when the next visitors will appear at Sandy Hook??

Dr. Anthony Salvatore — Assistant Principal

Veterans Day (17 photos):

Sandy Hook School’s 2011 Veterans Day breakfast – an annual tradition – is probably the most well-documented event in the school’s photo album. Firstly, there’s this mention in the November 10th, 2011 edition of “The Sandy Hook Connection” (created on November 9th, 2011):

Wear Red, White and Blue for Veterans Day

Show your support of our veterans by wearing red, white and blue tomorrow, Friday, November 11 in celebration of Veterans Day. If your child is hosting a veteran, please remember to arrive by 8 a.m., and please bring breakfast contributions if you signed up to do so! If you have any questions, please contact Beth Hegarty at hegartyb@yahoo.com. Thank you!

As far as photographic evidence goes, in addition to the seventeen photos available here…

fifteen more are available on The Newtown Bee’s website, including:

As well as the following tragic photo showing victim Jesse Lewis standing in the school’s lobby with his grandfather (and notice that the display behind them has changed yet again):

In the glass display case behind Jesse and his grandfather is the Highlights 2012 “Puzzles & Games” wall calendar:

Much like the chorus rehearsal and Patricia Polacco photos we looked at a bit earlier, we can use the tools available on The Newtown Bee’s site to view the EXIF information embedded in these photos and confirm that every last one of them was created on November 11th, 2011.

With that in mind, it would certainly be extremely difficult (I’d say impossible) for anyone – even someone as batshit as James Fetzer or Wolfgang Halbig – to make the claim that these are not legitimate photographs taken inside of Sandy Hook Elementary School on November 11th, 2011. So I’m forced to once again wonder if James Fetzer believes that these veterans are fraudulent (although the obituary of Antony Barbagallo, who was photographed in attendance with his grandson, Max, confirms that he is who the paper says he is and that he did in fact serve in World War II), complicit (a bold accusation to level against a room full of vets), or never considered it odd that they were attending a breakfast in their honor at a school that had been sitting empty for four whole years.

And I haven’t even scratched the surface as to what’s available on The Newtown Bee’s website. Between Sandy Hook’s own photo album, The Newtown Bee, and various photos available on social media, there are literally hundreds of photographs taken in and around the school between 2008-2012.

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

37 Thoughts on “Sandy Hook Elementary Was Open, Part Six: The 2011-2012 Scrapbook

  1. Great work as usual, Murray! Thanks to the hard work of others, I have provided links to most of the available PDF versions of The Sandy Hook Connect at https://screeningsandyhook.net/2016/06/08/the-sandy-hook-connection/

    • Shill Murray on June 11, 2016 at 5:50 pm said:

      Thanks, Deanna. I have about 95 issues of the Connection saved locally. If you’re interested, I can ZIP them up for you. I’ll e-mail you a link.

  2. brian on June 15, 2016 at 1:50 am said:

    http://maps.newtown-ct.gov/ags_map/ great work again , I’m sending a link from the newtown assessors office , , if you click on the BASE MAPS you can see the sat, photos of the school from 2003, 2007, and 2012 , , where the roof is in the same condition as in the aerial view from the day of the shooting , and the majority of the cars are facing the same direction in 2007 ,as the day of the shooting

    • Shill Murray on June 17, 2016 at 2:30 am said:

      Good stuff. I’ve noticed in some of the other photographs that feature the parking lot, the cars are almost always parked in the same direction. It makes sense, or at least it should make sense to everyone who isn’t a lunatic.

    • brian neal on December 11, 2016 at 10:32 pm said:

      further info with the BASE MAPS ,if you click on the school you can then click on the BIRDS EYE VIEW from 2010,, there are a few differences in the outside of the school . 1 is that the no parking lane in front of the school was painted with yellow stripes,, 2, the 4 square and basketball court was installed, 3 the reading area in DAWN HOCHSPRUNGS twitter photo ( center of school ) was redone with pavers , 4, shed and container was put in place

  3. Sharon on January 15, 2017 at 2:45 am said:

    Here is another strange thing. Go to the FBI murder stats page for 2012 in Conneticut. Look at Newton. The number of murders listed is a big fat 0!!

    • Shill Murray on January 15, 2017 at 3:29 am said:

      Sharon, this particular piece of stupidity has been debunked time and time (and time) again. I personally covered it at length here. Please at least perform a cursory search of the site for this stuff before you continue embarrassing yourself.

      • Mike Smith on February 5, 2017 at 6:51 am said:

        Shill, stupid is a strong word. And Sharon is not stupid for mentioning the FACT that at least one section of an official FBI’s website lists 0 murders having taken place in Newtown in the entire year 2012, here:


        I don’t think it’s Sharon who is embarrassing herself.

        “Shill…” ha ha ha. What a sick sense of humor you people have. You really are a bunch of very, very, sick puppies.

        • Shill Murray on February 6, 2017 at 12:34 am said:

          Mike, the UCR has been addressed many, many times already. Here and elsewhere. If you would have bothered to click on the “Data Declaration” (and why would you when you can simply remain ignorant?), then you would have seen the following, listed under “General comment”:

          This table provides the volume of violent crime (murder and nonnegligent manslaughter, forcible rape, robbery, and aggravated assault) and property crime (burglary, larceny-theft, and motor vehicle theft) as reported by city and town law enforcement agencies (listed alphabetically by state) that contributed data to the UCR Program. (Note: Arson is not included in the property crime total in this table; however, if complete arson data were provided, they will appear in the arson column.)

          This table does not list the number of violent crimes that have taken place in those cities. That is a fact. You are either misunderstanding or intentionally misrepresenting the data. Again, what you are looking at is the volume of violent crime “as reported by city and town law enforcement”. As reported by. And since the shooting was handled by Connecticut state police rather than Newtown PD, the former (that means the first thing I said!) submitted the information to the FBI.

          Why don’t you look at the full annual UCR report for 2012? You won’t even have to go that far. Look at page four, for starters. Then try page twelve. Or twenty-five.

    • jenn on July 24, 2017 at 3:30 am said:

      Did anyone notice the address and city? 375 Fan Hill Rd.. Monroe CT.. That’s the address for Chalk Hill School

      • Shill Murray on August 1, 2017 at 9:47 pm said:

        The address and city where? Where do you see the address for Chalk Hill (which is where the students moved after the shooting, and before construction on the new school was completed)?

        • Samuel on February 3, 2018 at 1:14 am said:

          the “address” on YOUR scrapbook link says Sandy hook Elementary 2011-2012…seems someone forgot to change the address in the bottom right header corner while changing the “name of the school” in the top !!!..and ooops NOT same “multi-purpose room ” as Sandy Hook”.. ( see: 4th grade chorus rehearsal photos)

          • Shill Murray on February 3, 2018 at 6:11 pm said:

            It’s not my scrapbook and I don’t know why you’ve made the bizarre decision to put address in quotes, but let’s try and ignore all of that for now.

            On January 3rd, 2013, Sandy Hook School operations were temporarily moved to the site of the former Chalk Hill Middle School, which closed (as in actually closed) at the end of the 2010-2011 school year. Chalk Hill’s address is 375 Fan Hill Road, Monroe, CT. Now, look at the date of that snapshot, located at the top of the page: November 4th, 2014. So, at that point in time – at the time the snapshot was taken – Sandy Hook School was in fact located at that address. Nobody forgot anything. The address is/was entirely accurate. Look any snapshot taken before the shooting (like this one from January 17th, 2012), before they temporarily relocated to Chalk Hill, and you’ll see that the Dickinson Drive address is listed.

            As for the 4th grade chorus rehearsal photos, those were taken in the school’s gymnasium, and not the multi-purpose room. It says as much in the Newtown Bee’s description of the photo, linked in the article.

            The day before, the fourth graders rehearsed for the formal concert by giving a presentation for their fellow students in the school’s gymnasium.

            The gymnasium and multi-purpose rooms are different rooms.

            “Ooops” indeed.

  4. Parts 1-3 are terrible points, because if they truly were trying to “stage” it, those would all be easy to plant. The rest however is very compelling. I still believe Sandy Hook is clearly a hoax. But at least I’m like 80% it wasn’t closed since 2008.

    • Shill Murray on January 26, 2017 at 6:55 pm said:

      Of course they would be easy – or at least relatively so, depending on how “easy” you believe it is to obtain and then organize the most up-to-date issues of a particular parenting magazine, all for the sake of a few photographs – to plant. But if you’re going to go the “a wizard did it” route and simply dismiss this stuff without providing any evidence, then why stop at holiday decorations or children’s books? Why not claim that the entire scrapbook was staged? Or that all of the guests who have come through the school over the years were paid off? After all, if some of it is staged, then all of it is. If they felt the need to sneak a random children’s book from 2012 into a couple of photographs, I guess in the hopes that someone may notice it and then look up the published date, then they also purchased and installed tens of thousands of dollars worth of technology for that same reason. And you have to believe all of this stuff while simultaneously believing that they somehow forgot – for years – to update the website for every single school in the district. Is it impossible? No, not if you subscribe to the idea that nothing is impossible, but it’s certainly far beyond improbable.

      As I believe I’ve stated elsewhere – likely in a reply to a comment much like yours – the point is not to consider each entry in this series independently. Because if someone really sold on this “hoax” nonsense only looks at part two for example, then they could (and likely will, as demonstrated here) say, “Well, this is just one book! Clearly someone knew that conspiracy theorists would make the claim that the school closed in 2008, found a recently published children’s book, and planted it there in that bin, in the school’s hallway, so that it would be barely visible in two (out of thousands of) crime scene photos!” And while that book, in my opinion, is still stronger than anything put forth by deniers showing that the school was closed, someone such as yourself will not find it particularly convincing, at least not on its own. That’s why this stuff really needs to be taken as a whole and weighed against the spectacularly weak evidence cited by deniers; the same stuff that they’ve been repeating for four years now, all of which I believe has been thoroughly debunked here. And I challenge any reasonable, truly open-minded person to take all thirteen parts of this series (if not the entirety of this site) and stack it up against the best the deniers have to offer: the technologically ignorant and wholly incorrect claims regarding the Wayback Machine, the baseless (and again incorrect) claims regarding an imaginary “asbestos infestation”, etc. Stack it up, approach it from a logical, scientific perspective, and be honest with yourself when you ask which evidence is stronger.

    • Layla on July 16, 2017 at 1:03 am said:

      Wow…The footnote on that link even STATES that it included the 26 who died at Sandy Hook. You probably think 9/11 was faked too. I swear….no hope for the insanity of these fucking hoaxers…(pardon my language everyone else)

  5. Mike Smith on February 5, 2017 at 6:29 am said:

    A recurring subject in the hoaxers’ claims is that what has been publicly shown of the slain children are mostly older images, when young, of still-existing people — who are not necessarily even connected with Sandy Hook Elementary.

    This notion (at least) could easily be put to rest with a certified copy of the school’s 2011-2012 yearbook (school year lapsed between Sep 2011 – May 2012), showing pictures of the affected children when they were alive and well and definitely being pupils at SHE, about a year prior to Dec 14th, 2012.

    I’ve looked for this yearbook extensively, to no avail. I wonder if it exists…

    • Shill Murray on February 6, 2017 at 12:47 am said:

      A recurring subject in the hoaxers’ claims is that what has been publicly shown of the slain children are mostly older images, when young, of still-existing people — who are not necessarily even connected with Sandy Hook Elementary.

      And that’s a very stupid claim, one they’ve provided zero evidence for, as per usual.

      This notion (at least) could easily be put to rest with a certified copy of the school’s 2011-2012 yearbook (school year lapsed between Sep 2011 – May 2012), showing pictures of the affected children when they were alive and well and definitely being pupils at SHE, about a year prior to Dec 14th, 2012.

      Let’s cut the shit: there is nothing that will put this insanity to rest. There’s already a mountain of evidence out there showing that these children existed, that the school was open, and that twenty-six people were murdered there. And yet here we are, still having this absurd conversation. After Lenny Pozner was told that all he needed to do was release a death certificate for Noah, that’s exactly what he did. And did these nutjobs apologize and then crawl back under their rocks? No, of course not. Instead, Lenny was told that it was a “fake” (despite the fact that anyone can order their own copy) and they then intensified their attacks.

      As for the yearbook itself, where do you expect to obtain one? What right do you believe you have to it? These yearbooks – which would have been produced in limited quantities, as all yearbooks are – would only be in the hands of the students, as well as their parents. What makes you think that any of these people would make such an item available to ghouls like you? People who make up a very small (yet unfortunately very vocal) minority. Get real. Even those that may have thought about it likely learned their lesson from Lenny Pozner and his misguided attempts to satiate the conspiracy theorists.

      • Layla on July 16, 2017 at 1:05 am said:

        He shouldn’t EVER have had to release those documents. They are private and these idiots have no right to ask for them.

  6. Ashley Williams on June 8, 2017 at 12:01 pm said:

    Can someone help me locate a 2010-2011 Sandy Hook yearbook?

    • Shill Murray on June 10, 2017 at 1:55 am said:

      I don’t think you’re going to have much luck with this one. They are not making superfluous yearbooks for elementary schools, and I doubt the families that have them are going to part with them.

  7. Ashley Williams on June 11, 2017 at 12:43 am said:

    Can I Purchase a copy of the 2010-2011 yearbook?

    • Staff K on January 27, 2018 at 2:45 am said:

      See my recent reply on Jan 27 , 2018 . Maybe it will help you find a copy from the company that had the contract for the yearbook . I know for sure high school and college yearbooks are always available in case one has misplaced theirs and wants a new copy .

  8. Shill Treason on June 15, 2017 at 1:29 am said:

    I’ll pay $1,000 for any authentic copy of a 2010-2011 Sandy Hook yearbook.

    • Shill Murray on June 15, 2017 at 1:43 am said:

      I’m going to go out on a limb here and assume that the parents and students in possession of these yearbooks are not going to sell them off to some mentally ill creep so that him and his Internet cult can learn the names of and then stalk hundreds of innocent children. Just a guess though!

      • Shilly Shillerson on June 17, 2017 at 4:18 pm said:

        I’ve concluded that you cannot reason with them. No matter the contrary evidence or direct proof given, they will always warp the narrative to fit the new info OR, claim your evidence fraudulent.

        All because they’re simply not keen enough to realize they’re listening to an entertainer and carny.

        • Shill Murray on June 18, 2017 at 3:45 pm said:

          You’re absolutely correct. When they haven’t seen evidence, it doesn’t exist. But when they finally do, it’s fake. Their delusions become bulletproof. Now I’m certainly not under the impression that I will ever change the minds of people that ill, but I can (and have) been able to talk some sense into the outliers, or the people who have maybe heard a couple of things and are just beginning to look into it. There are a million fraudulent hoax websites out there, because it’s easy to just blurt out nonsense without backing any of it up, so my real hope is to balance out the signal-to-noise ratio a bit.

  9. JennySmith on June 18, 2017 at 6:31 pm said:

    Look at the photos the kids first 100 days, then the one you say is the crime scene. All the bulletin boards are redecorated but the last one on the right side. When you zoom in you can see it’s the same image. Then look at the hallway pic that is cluttered​ and that board is up close and you see it’s a tree that matches the blurred boards in both the other photos. I do agree with you that the photos of the cluttered hallway had to be after the shooting. I really don’t know what to think about everything. I hate it for the families if it did happen and I’m scarred for America if it’s a hoax.

    • Shill Murray on June 20, 2017 at 2:35 am said:

      Look at the photos the kids first 100 days, then the one you say is the crime scene.

      This is not some outrageous, baseless claim that I am personally making; it is a crime scene photo. There is zero evidence that it is anything but. There are magazines in the lobby area from December of 2012, so the idea that they were taken any time prior to that – especially years earlier – is absolutely bonkers.

      All the bulletin boards are redecorated but the last one on the right side. When you zoom in you can see it’s the same image.

      This is false. While there certainly is a tree on that particular board in February of 2011 (during the “First 100 Days” celebration) as well as in December of 2012 (in the crime scene photos), they are decorated differently. In many of the crime scene photos (I used one of Walker’s in my example below), you can see that snow has been added to the tree, very likely as part of their December holiday decorations (many of which can be seen in the other crime scene photos, and are documented here). However, in the “First 100 Days” photo, taken back in 2011, there is no snow anywhere on the board. So they are not the same. Take a look:

      The photo on the left is from the “100 Days” album. I cropped it, zoomed in on the board 500%, and did some color correction to brighten it up, etc. It is unfortunately still not very clear, but it’s the best I could do. The photo on the right is from Walker’s crime scene photos. I can’t remember which page I snagged it from. But even with the generally poor quality of the photo on the left, they are clearly different. At the very least, there is no snow – no white patches – anywhere in 2011 (or “100 Days”) photo. Other differences are speculative, based on the poor quality of the photo. For instance, it looks to me as if there are a number of red areas in the “100 Days” photo. Since it’s February, they could be hearts. I don’t know for sure; they may simply be photographic anomalies. I’m also not entirely convinced that it’s even the same tree as they look like they could be shaped a bit differently, but perspective and photo quality make this a tough call.

      Even if the trees were exactly the same (and they’re not), I’m not sure what the point – if any – would be. The rest of the boards have still changed, and this is just a tree inscribed with some platitudes (“Respect”, “Caring”, “Responsibility”, etc). Why can’t that remain in place for ten months? How often are elementary schools supposed to change every last deocration, lest they be accused of secretly being closed?

      I really don’t know what to think about everything.

      The evidence – the actual evidence – can only lead you to one conclusion.

  10. p bunyon on December 21, 2017 at 3:57 pm said:

    I see dates.from early 2012 but none of students from the 12-13 class….

    • Shill Murray on January 19, 2018 at 9:45 pm said:

      The victims would have been in Kindergarten at the time these photos were taken, and many of them simply do not feature the Kindergarten class. One of the reasons for that is the fact that Kindergarten was broken up into separate AM and PM classes. So the victims would have only spent half the day at the school, and that would not have presented them with as many opportunities to participate in these activities.

      That said, I’m pretty certain that some of the victims can be seen in the first photo of Patricia Polacco’s visit. I’m almost positive that’s Catherine Hubbard’s distinctive hair seen on the right.

      • Staff K on January 27, 2018 at 2:32 am said:

        And I see Chase is also there with the blond hair and glasses. Also , I would like to see a 2012/13 yearbook, especially since the class picture provided by Katie Curric as well as Ben Wheeler ‘s family for room 8 is incredibly blurry. It has no ID placard in the front center as all school class pictures do , and the teacher ‘s face on the right is not visible above the chin . I used to work at the elementary school for Michael Phelps for 5 years when he was there , and extra yearbooks (for his picture ) could be ordered from the yearbook company that had the contract for that school . These are accessible online . I haven’t tried yet for SHES because the info has probably been blocked because of the tragedy there or because of the parents’ request .

        • Shill Murray on January 29, 2018 at 3:18 pm said:

          Not every school class picture has a placard front and center. If you use Google Images and search for class photos, even elementary school class photos, you’ll see that there are plenty where there is no placard at all. There is no set of rules that schools must follow when taking class photos: some are taken inside, some are outside, some have a placard, some don’t, some are “silly”, some are serious, etc.

          Also, in regards to yearbook availability, it’s mentioned in an issue of the Sandy Hook Connection that SHES uses Jostens for their yearbooks, and they are printed in limited quantities. I assume this is true for all of Newtown Public Schools. This makes sense as it would keep costs down for everyone. As for whether or not you can order copies directly from Jostens, they include the following on their website, under “Help & Customer Care”:

          Jostens prints millions of yearbooks each year, therefore we are unable to keep inventories of backdated yearbooks in stock. And since published yearbooks are the property of the schools, the decision of whether or not to supply or approve reprinting of backdated yearbooks is up to the individual school.

          So, in this case, extra yearbooks – especially yearbooks that are now over five years old – cannot be ordered directly from the yearbook company. And this is true for any school using Jostens to publish their yearbooks, not just Sandy Hook Elementary.

          There’s also the matter of whether or not the 2012/2013 yearbook would have even been available yet, which I don’t believe it would have. Remember that the shooting took place only a few months into the school year, which would have been awfully early to not only complete the contents of the yearbook, but to have them printed and released.

          One final thought on the subject: it should be fairly obvious to anyone who pokes around a bit that I approve nearly every comment I receive here, positive or negative. As long as this site has existed, I think I have removed or denied maybe less than half a dozen comments, tops. And I think that’s a generous estimate. That said, I am no longer approving any requests for Sandy Hook yearbooks. Anything that can be said about the subject has already been said, and I refuse to let this site turn into some sort of macabre eBay for those obsessed with the shooting. Those that say yearbooks post 2008 will quiet deniers are either hilarious naive or lying through their teeth, and the only thing a yearbook will do is expose more students to harassment. So I’ll have no part in it.

      • Staff K on January 27, 2018 at 3:40 am said:

        Yes , and Chase is there with blond hair and glasses .

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