If we ignore our better judgment and continue to treat the wild-eyed conspiracy theorists, con-men, and criminals who make up the Sandy Hook denialist cult with a level of respect that they have neither earned nor deserve by limiting our look at the school itself to the years of 2008 through 2012 – years that these total whackadoos, without so much as a whiff of actual evidence, falsely contend that the school was closed – we find yet another point of interest in the numerous glass display cases found in the school’s lobby area; somewhere in between 3-6 of them at a time throughout the years. Most of these cases were tall, vertical cabinets, located just inside of the main entrance, usually along the large front window Adam Lanza used to gain entry into the school. There was also a museum-like table display, which was moved around from time to time, depending on what was being featured. Lastly, there was a large display built into the wall at the corner of the lobby, in between the office and the west hallway. What these items have in common – besides the obvious, of course – is that in photographs published in the Newtown Bee, the Newtown Patch, as well as on the school’s website (all of which are included below), we can see their contents change time and time again, providing even more evidence of normal student activity inside of the school. Unless, of course, you somehow still believe that mystery agents spent four years meticulously and realistically decorating and furnishing a building (with up-to-date magazines for parents, brand new children’s books, thousands and thousands of dollars worth of cutting-edge technology, and of course pizza) that, according to James Fetzer, Wolfgang Halbig, Maria Hsia Chang – the usual cast of clowns – was “infested with asbestos” and being used exclusively for storage. And all for the benefit of some photographs most people will never see.
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I’ve been sitting on the following photographs for a little while now, and in that time, I’ve gone back and forth on whether or not I should actually post them. While it’s nearly impossible to write about the Sandy Hook shooting without discussing the twenty child victims, I do believe I’ve trodden lightly, doing my best to treat them with the respect and dignity they deserve. Their families have obviously been through a lot, and they continue to go through a lot – more than necessary, unfortunately – as they are forced to deal with bottom-feeding scumbags like James Fetzer, Wolfgang Halbig, Maria Chang, Tony Mead, etc. The very last thing that I want to do is contribute to their pain in any way, and I sincerely hope that I’ve avoided doing so.

However, on the flip side, this material is publicly available. Some of the photos are a bit more difficult to find than others (which is why I suspect I personally haven’t seen them posted elsewhere yet), but they are public. I’m not violating anyone’s trust by posting them here and I certainly didn’t do anything questionable in order to procure them; I just know where and how to look.

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As I sort through nearly one hundred and twenty additional photographs taken in and around Sandy Hook Elementary during the four year period James Fetzer and his brain dead supporters erroneously claim the school was closed, I noticed that a handful of well-known and accomplished children’s authors generously came and met with the students. As the dates of these visits can be corroborated, one is forced to wonder whether Fetzer believes these accomplished authors A) are complicit in the “hoax”, B) were somehow lured into a convincingly staged school full of children (which was simultaneously being used as “storage”, according to Maria Chang and Allan Powell) for the sake of a couple of photographs quietly published in the local paper. Or maybe he’ll just dismiss them as “fakes”, much like he does with everything else that he can’t twist and manipulate to fit into his narrative.

Let’s take a quick look at some of the guests who have passed through the school between 2010-2012:
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#10 – “There Was An Emergency Preparedness Drill/Exercise Nearby”

Mentioned at least three times in “Nobody Died At Sandy Hook”, FEMA’s “Planning for the Needs of Children in Disasters” is alternately mischaracterized as a “drill” or an “exercise”. In reality, “Planning for the Needs of Children in Disasters” is a six hour independent study course, based on material taken from this document by Save The Children. While FEMA offers the course online, some state organizations also teach it in a classroom environment, which means that it ends up looking a bit more like this:
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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.
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One of the more pervasive zombie myths still being propagated by the Sandy Hook denialist cult is the lie that Sandy Hook Elementary School quietly closed in 2008 and was therefore empty when Adam Lanza (who may or may not have even existed, depending on which wackadoo you’re dealing with) carried out his deadly attack on December 14th, 2012. This alleged closure was so quiet, in fact, that not a single local media outlet covered it.

This absurd fantasy seems to have originated with professional conspiracy theorist James Fetzer, a bloated carny who has been supplementing his retirement income with a series of increasingly insane (and lazy, based on the fact that nearly every word in “Nobody Died At Sandy Hook” was lifted from an existing blog entry) books declaring everything that has ever happened – from the moon landing to the Boston Marathon bombing – to be an elaborate fake. And despite the mountain of evidence to the contrary (including numerous photographs depicting a bustling school, years worth of PTA meeting minutes, school facilities surveys, news articles, job listings, etc.), Fetzer has seemingly based this outrageous claim entirely on a combination of outdated information and a total – and possibly intentional, though that may be giving him too much credit – misunderstanding of how the Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine functions. That’s it.
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Part I: “Early Indications Something Was Wrong”

Chapter One: “Medical Examiner: More Questions Than Answers” by James Tracy

Chapter Two: “Six Signs Sandy Hook Elementary School Was Closed” by “Dr. Eowyn”

Chapter Three: “Wolfgang Halbig Goes For The Jugular In His FOIA Hearing” by James Fetzer

Chapter Four: “Shannon Hicks Denies Staging Her ‘Iconic’ Photograph”

Part II: “How We Know Sandy Hook Was An Illusion”

Chapter Five: “Top Ten Reasons: Sandy Hook Was An Elaborate Hoax” by Vivian Lee

Chapter Six: “Even Obama Officials Confirmed That It Was A Drill” by James Fetzer

Chapter Seven: “Fixing A Prop: Furnishing The Lanza Home” by Allan William Powell (with Kelley Watt)

Chapter Eight: “Setting The Stage: Refurbishing The School” by Allan William Powell

Part III: “Futher Proof Nobody Died At Sandy Hook”

Chapter Nine: “No One Died At Sandy Hook: The Social Security Death Index” by “Dr. Eowyn”

Chapter Ten: “Sandy Hook: CT Crime Data Confirms FBI Report” by James Fetzer and “Dr. Eowyn”

Chapter Eleven: “Are Sandy Hook Skeptics Delusional With ‘Twisted Minds’?” by James Fetzer and Kelley Watt

Chapter Twelve: “Every Grain Of Sandy Hook: Snopes.com & Plausible Deniability” by Sterling Harwood

Epilogue

Epilogue: “The Nexus Of Tyranny: Tuscon, Aurora And Sandy Hook” by Dennis Cimino

Afterword

Afterword: “Sandy Hook: Analogies With The 7/7 London Bombings” by Nick Kollerstrom

Appendices

Appendix A: “The FEMA Manual For The Sandy Hook Drill”

Appendix B: “The 20 Children And Their Homes” by Nick Kollerstrom

Appendix C: “Sandy Hook School Massacre Timeline” by James Tracy

Appendix D: “Comparing Murder And Homicide Rates Before And After Gun Bans”

As we’ve seen a number of times already, deniers gave gotten a lot of mileage out of not understanding how the Internet works. The net result of this ignorance is usually a claim that a website memorializing one (if not all) of the Sandy Hook victims appeared either before or too soon after December 14th, 2012. An ugly variation of this claim incorrectly states that The Avielle Richman Foundation – named for one of the child victims and established by her parents – was founded on the day of the shooting. It makes an appearance in “Nobody Died At Sandy Hook”, courtesy of the very anti-Semitic Nick Kollerstrom in Appendix B:
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“Nobody Died At Sandy Hook”
Appendix B
By: Nick Kollerstrom

I’m not sure why these six pages are included as a second appendix rather than another chapter, but bizarre choices such as this are the least of this book’s problems.

Kollerstrom didn’t have a whole lot of success in his previous outing, completely whiffing on just about every goofy claim that drizzled out of his fingertips, so let’s see if he fares any better here. It’s unlikely he can do much worse, so there’s that.
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“Nobody Died At Sandy Hook”
Chapter Ten
By: “Dr. Eowyn” (Maria Hsia Chang) and James Fetzer

Chapter Ten is an interesting one; not because it finally, miraculously offers up even a sliver of compelling information (it doesn’t, not that there was ever such a possibility), but because its content was very thoroughly debunked long, long ago (by Metabunk, by Snopes, by USA Today, etc). And while the same could be said for nearly every other chapter in this completely asinine book, this time the authors openly acknowledge it. And they do so within the very first paragraph! But somehow the chapter doesn’t abruptly end there. Instead, James Fetzer and Maria Chang awkwardly fumble their way through a counterargument that basically boils down to “nuh-uh”.
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