As the families of the slain begin a new year and try to pick up the pieces of their lives, the rest of the country does the same. A tragedy on the scale of the Newtown shootings is something most of us find difficult to cope with even if the deaths didn’t touch us directly. And as hard as it is to believe a person–no matter how disturbed–would take so many lives in such a senseless act of violence, few among us doubt that it really happened.
That’s where Professor James Tracy of Florida Atlantic University comes in. A teacher with a long history of being doubtful of the media. Tracy says that he believes the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings didn’t happen the way we were told…if they happened at all.
“While it sounds like an outrageous claim, one is left to inquire whether the Sandy Hook shooting ever took place — at least in the way law enforcement authorities and the nation’s news media have described,” he said.
Tracy took to his blog recently to voice his opinion on the shootings in an extremely long, in-depth post which puts together a timeline of the day they occurred, complete with all the infamously conflicting reports the media gave in the early hours. Those reports seem to be the basis of his theory, but some say the media was simply grabbing onto any information they received without verifying it first–something that has been known to happen for years in the wake of a tragedy which encompasses so many lives and details.
The professor’s claims have caused Florida Atlantic to distance themselves from him, but there has been no word yet as to whether this will cause him to lose his job. For now, because his posts have gone viral, many are outraged and have taken to the web to address the matter.
NUTTY PROFESSOR! Newtown Conspiracy Claim Condemned http://t.co/ymuXVmEC#tcot#p2 // The longer you spend in academia, the dumber you get..
A professor from Florida Atlantic university claims the Newtown shooting was a hoax by the Obama admin…WHATTTTT?
Another good case against tenure RT @FOXNews. NUTTY PROFESSOR: Newtown Conspiracy Claim Condemned by Town Chief: http://t.co/hkMuxeYV