Professor won’t back down from Newtown massacre conspiracy theory

A media professor at Florida Atlantic University who is questioning the Sandy Hook massacre has caused controversy with his conspiracy claims.

James Tracy, who writes a personal blog about conspiracy theories, believes the events that unfolded at Sandy Hook did not happen as reported.

The professor writes on his blog, Memory Hole, “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 suggests that there were multiple shooters and that the number of dead is incorrect. The blog post was published on the Global Research site, where it caught the attention of the Web.

When questioned about his theories by a local CBS12 news reporter, Tracy responded, “The whole country mourned about Sandy Hook, but yet again the investigation that journalistic institutions should have carried out never took place, in my opinion.”

He added, “As a society we need to look at things more carefully. Perhaps we as a society have been conditioned to be duped.”


The top elected official in Newtown has called on Florida Atlantic University to fire communication professor James Tracy over his assertions that last month’s Sandy Hook Elementary school massacre of 20 children and six adults may not have happened.”,0,2316720.story