Where is Sandy Hook school’s surveillance video?

Sandy Hook

There’s one way to resolve questions about whether Adam Lanza was the lone gunman (or even a gunman at all) who murdered 20 children and 6 adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Ct.

Did you know that the school had a security surveillance system?

Indeed, WTNH Channel 8 reports, Dec. 14, 2012, that the school had sent a letter to parents on the installation of a new security and surveillance system at the beginning of the 2012-2013 school year. Here’s the letter:

Dear Members of our Sandy Hook Family,

Our district will be implementing a security system in all elementary schools as part of  our ongoing efforts to ensure student safety. As usual, exterior doors will be locked during the day. Every visitor will be required to ring the doorbell at the front entrance and the office staff will use a visual monitoring system to allow entry. Visitors will still be required to report directly to the office and sign in. If our office staff does not recognize you, you will be required to show identification with a picture id. Please understand that with nearly 700 students and over 1000 parents representing 500 SHS families, most parents will be asked to show identification.

Doors will be locked at approximately 9:30 a.m. Any student arriving after that time must be walked into the building and signed in at the office. Before that time our regular drop-off procedures will be in place. I encourage all parents to have their children come to school and return home on the bus and to remain in school for the entire school day. The beginning and ending of our school day are also important instructional times and therefore we want all our students to reap the benefits of full participation in our program.

We need your help and cooperation for our system to work effectively. Our office staff is handling multiple tasks. Though they will work diligently to help you into the building as quickly as possible, there may be a short delay until someone can view you on the handset and allow you to come in electronically. There are times during the day when office personnel are on the telephone, addressing student concerns, or in the copy room; there are other times when only one person is in the front office. Please help our staff by identifying yourself and provide your child’s name. Keep in mind we will be following our district guidelines which may need revision once we test the system.

Please know your involvement continues to be critical to our school’s effectiveness and your child’s success. We continue to encourage and value your presence in our classrooms and are counting on your cooperation with the implementation of this safety initiative.

Mrs. Hochsprung

Sandy Hook school map

We are told that sometime before 9:30 a.m. EST on December 14, 2012, 20-year-old Adam Lanza fatally shot his mother, Nancy Lanza, age 52, with a .22 Marlin rifle at their Newtown home. Adam Lanza then drove his mother’s car to Sandy Hook Elementary School.

At about 9:35 a.m., using his mother’s Bushmaster XM-15, Lanza shot his way through a locked glass door at the front of the school. Connecticut governor Dannel Malloy disclosed that Lanza had broken into the school by firing a volley of bullets through a secured door. After killing 26, Lanza then killed himself when he heard police arriving.

A commenter on the American Everyman blog, Scott Groves, writes:

“I’ve been asking this question for the last few days. I’ve asked 2 reporters on twitter about it last night and both refused to look into the video from the school. After they refused to be journalists, they blocked me.”

So where’s the school’s surveillance video showing Lanza — and Lanza alone — breaking through the secured door?

If I were the parent of one of the 20 child victims, I would demand to see that video.

UPDATE (Oct. 22, 2013):

I finally found evidence that Sandy Hook Elementary School (SHES) indeed did have at least a video cam installed at its front door — an ABCNews video said so. This is the screenshot I took at the 2:05 mark of a long video by citizen journalist Brendan Hunt (aka Xrayultra Studio) who went to the school and took raw footage around the school’s perimeter. (For Brendan’s video, go to my post, “Citizen journalist’s raw footage of Sandy Hook school“.)

Sandy Hook 2-05


50 responses to “Where is Sandy Hook school’s surveillance video?

  1. I pray for the sake of the country and world that it hasn’t been released for the sole reason that it would be too horrifying, because the alternative to that is so tremendously terrifying to consider, but I am beginning to wonder. Man, this rabbit hole is dark and deep.

    Does anyone know how long before the Columbine security videos were released to the public?


  2. Where’s the guy in camo they took in, initially. There’s video of 3 men (I think) running through the woods. Not generally available is an audio in a squad car – I have both on my blog. This stinks SO BAD! Has false flag stamped in red all over it. (Life on Sleepy Creek blog)


  3. In re-reading this – I believe the “assault rifle” was in the trunk and that he used a handgun in the shooting.


    • The footage of them going though the trunk of the car actually reveals a semi-automatic shotgun and NOT an AR-15. NEVER any mention of a shotgun by MSM or any other source that I can recall, aside from us knowledgeable enough about guns to be able to tell the difference…. longer than an (typical bushmaster carbine)AR, side charging handle as opposed to an AR rear charge, it clearly discharges a shotgun shell and NOT a .223/5.56 round… you get the picture… just another inconsistency :-/


  4. Interesting….


  5. A point I have always found interesting is, a school full of rich white kids was selected. Why? To pull on America’s heart strings even more? This seems like it was so carefully planned to cover all bases. As for the article above, seems to me this school was more than prepared for intruders.

    How did this kid, who hid away in his basement all day, couldn’t even look at or talk to his hairdresser, even begin to pull this thing off? It stinks!


  6. With columbine, wasn’t it shortly afterwards that they show the video footage of the shooting inside the school and cafeteria? why have they not shown the video footage of this shooting, it has been over 3 weeks, It wouldn’t surprise me they produced it later on with it all being fake. So watch out newtown if you see alot of people inside the school reeacting the hoax.


  7. Why kill Palestinian women and children? Why kill Pakistani women and children? Why attack the most helpless of mankind? If the answer lies in the questions, then perhaps it’s because they are less likely to be ready to stand up for themselves and shut up afterwards, the co dependant thing that keeps women and children in bondage. Now American women and children are being targeted, as you remark, white women and children. It would seem that endless black teenagers can be gunned down in Chicago and elsewhere without there being a hue and a cry inspite of tighter gun laws over there. The Chicago way is now the American way? Frank Sinatra made it sound great in Chicago but Al Capone demonized it, the pleasure pain thing, the co dependent thing, whatever you call it, it’s a lie from the pit of hell.
    We can sure enough defend ourselves ladies and young people, we can put on the full armor of God, the helmet of the hope of salvation, the girdle of truth, feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace, the breastplate of righteousness covering our hearts, and the shield of faith saturated in the Blood of Jesus to quench the fiery darts of the enemy, with the Sword of the Spirit in our right hads, the sharp two edged sword, that cuts going in and coming out, that can rend asunder the bone from the marrow, the soul from the spirit, that can discern the thoughts and intents of the heart, that is the Word of God, that will accomplish that for which it was sent forth, it will not return to Him void. We can put on the cloke of zeal and the clothing of vengeance. Then I guess we have to stand, having done all we can, and allow God to have vengeance, which is what he promises.


  8. The videos, in my opinion, will never see the light of day do to the fact it will show the whole thing was a nobama “never let a crisis go to waste” staged
    event to further his seizing weapons from the citizens of this country before he declares marshall law.


  9. Thank you Dr. Eowyn for this thought-provoking post. I completely agree with your analysis, and the fact that if I was a parent of one of the victim children, I would demand to see the surveillance video! Obviously, the school had a security system in place. What good is such a system if it is not referred to at all, as in this instant case? I have noticed that very little, if anything, has been disclosed about the details in this case, which details lead to the truth. No one can use the defense that it would be prejudicial to a defendant, because the defendant is dead. I am so pleased that Dr. Eowyn and the Fellowship commenters are asking questions that shed light on what may or may not be the truth.


  10. I just tweeted Anderson Cooper Where is Sandy Hook school’s surveillance video? Let’s see what happens. People should en masse be asking this question.


  11. Anderson “Cooper” is a Vanderbilt, and CIA “Project Mockingbird” operative, and if you think for one second that this literal agent is going to do anything to go against his orders, you are insane. Why does ANYONE think that this “mainstream” media is ever going to do their jobs?



  12. It is my understanding that Lt Vance was asked if there was video and his response was that he did not know. If that is true he is eith a liar or incompetent.
    This has all of the appearances of a professional job. There were reports and indications that multiple personnel were posing as clergy and Nuns- We need answers on this.

    More Assailants Dressed as Clergy


    • My biggest concern is that with all the questions raised and more coming every day, why has no OFFICAL either from the police or government come forward with explanations for these questions. Or are they hoping in time the
      questions will just dry up and disappear? That make me even more suspicious about what we have and have not been told.


  13. I work in several schools with this ‘video system’ at the door… it does NOT record. It is a live cam feed to the office simply to screen people at the door bell. Its not a very good system as it requires office staff to evaluate who wants to come in the door on a little 4 inch screen (many systems use b/w… which is worse). Showing an ID to that system is useless. Once the office staff has determined the visitor is ‘ok’ they buzz the visitor in. Obviously, all an attacker need do is convince the office staff (usually an overworked secretary) to let them in.


    • How do you know Sandy Hook Elementary School had exactly the same “video system” you saw in other schools?

      Adam Lanza reportedly wasn’t buzzed in. He shot his way in by blasting the glass windows. Or so we’re told. I’ve seen no news photos.


      • How do you know that the school had the system fitted at all? The letter clearly states that “Our district will be implementing a security system in all elementary schools as part of our ongoing efforts to ensure student safety”
        “will be implementing” “ongoing efforts” – later down the letter it states that they are still yet to even test the system. This suggests to me that the system is not yet fitted but that they plan to start using it at some point during the 2012-13 year. Has any one of the 1100 other parents at this school mentioned the camera? Could it simply be that at the time of the shooting the camera had never been installed?


        • I finally found evidence that Sandy Hook Elementary School indeed did have at least a video cam installed at its front door — an ABCNews video said so. Scroll up to the Update at the end of my post for a screenshot I took from the ABCNews, saying the school has a “video monitor” at its front door.


          • An interesting find, although I feel we must approach this claim with caution as it only states that there was a “video monitor” – this does not mean that there was necessarily a tape system that goes with this as many security systems for point of entry only broadcast images and do not utilize a recording system.
            Of course there is also the natural level of suspicion that has to be drawn from any media source as we know their level of detail is terrible, but this is still an interesting find which heads towards uncovering the truth.


  14. If he shot through a door by the office then why wasn’t the office person killed? Or was she? Did he just run by her to get to kindergarteners? And if he was shooting through a door, then how did teachers fail to lock their doors? We do drills for this sort of thing.


  15. MissMary, That has also been my question since day one. We had drills in a rural town in Texas where I grew up YEARS ago. My mom taught there, and as a student I vividly recall that we were directed away from the doors, and to stay away from the windows. We as students were told that they were ‘tornado’ drills, but I overheard the teachers and principal discussing that they were intruder drills. The teacher locked the door from the inside, and I questioned her why she needed to lock the door to keep out a tornado. I then asked “wouldn’t that keep emergency personel from reaching us.” She responded that I was too smart for my own good. If the saint of a teacher, they kept describing, had locked her door, wouldn’t that have been far simpler than hiding kids in cabinets or what not? I have so many questions, and there aren’t any good answers.


  16. I worked in a school and our video system DID record….so….


  17. Why were later reports unable to confirm earlier reports of how Lanza entered the school? What on-hand information from the crime scene indicated the relationship of the shooter to the Mom as reported as a teacher? The simplest explanation would be finding a teacher with the same last name and yet this is impossible…. there were none at all and the ages of the slain teachers in those two classrooms do not suggest any such possible assumptions period.

    Watch the PBS video and note how confident the report is concerning Adam’s Mom was a teacher at this school and ask a simple question: when information is so ass-back-wards wrong how can such a simple mistake be possible at all?

    Keep in mind the first reports were that a Ryan Lanza was a shooter at this school incident…. do these brothers actually look so alike that a simple mistake can pass the first moment of indentification…? Hmmm this image does not look like this dead guy…. look up the ID and confirm the photo? Ryan Lanza has a legitimate Drivers license which is presumably up-to-date with current information… was his license reported stolen? Has any other action been taken?

    If they(officials) are looking at the wrong info for the dead guy and one can presume they have immediate access to any data-base needed to show every record of anything this dead guy has done… would this not include his tax records, work history, school history, family relations by other records including birth and medical? How long does it take for a detective worthy of that badge to notice something is wrong with the ID and the dead guy with his face blown off? Where does the chain of mistakes begin?

    There are a multitude of officers and agents on the scene from FBI, ATF, State police and local police. If these guys went charging into the school through the front doors and into the classrooms (whose doors are open) and victims are visible how much time has actually passed? The dead shooter is lying in a heap… the time interval must have been only seconds between hearing rifle shots and discovering the dead shooter. This is not a large school and the distance as best can be eye-balled (thanks to not one damn lay-out graphic of any kind…) to these specific classes seems to be very small once inside. And yet we are told the shooter re-loaded his clips and shot those victims in one report 11 times… [a young boy] and others up to four times plus the teachers… all of this in two minutes? Look at the official time-line and ask what elements are incongruent? Lanza pounded on a door to a class screaming let me in… was one such incongruity… deduct that time from the two minutes and you get my point.

    A hostile nut is shooting down the door, but the staffers who have camera and sound to speak to those visitors are as calm as can be to the 911 center? One would expect a screaming hysterical 911 phone recording as being quite normal as a DOOR IS BEING BLASTED OPEN…. since the investigation refuses to show the door or the locking mechanism, the video or even confirming there was security footage from that morning, then the official narrative is a bold-faced lie by omission of key evidence. And the sorry wretched excuses for WHY this information has to remain a top-state secret is of course a steaming pile of BS.

    Every question posed by the public aka the conspiracy theorists (which is just asinine) can be answered from the first hour by a single-frame (security camera) of the gunman entering the school at the front entrance. Since contrary logic works quite well in irrational narratives the question becomes what door did the gunman actually use? The front door story seems to be bullshit which is why the lies remain in perpetual contradiction from multiple sources (all official of course) from that morning to the present. The truth has yet to be told.


  18. Was a assault rifle used at Sandy Hook ?


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  20. Have we all been pacified to the point where we do not fight back? Why doesn’t the headline read; Sally Albright, a teacher at the school, retrieved her pistol and shot the gunman dead after he wounded one child?”


  21. Lets SEE the video!!!… the video can easily be edited, but lets see LANZA actually entering the school with what weapon(s) to clarify what has been told to us. Lets see some PROOF… Do you trust the government? If NOTHING is released, something is really fishy and they are trying to hide something from everybody.
    If a picture tells a thousand words, a video can tell a million words.


    • This incident is quite suspicious, and now the Boston marathon bombing~ Seems to all spell ~Gun Control~ Gun Control~ Domestic Bombings and shootings. I would take a bullet or three rushing a punk gunman killing children,for Christ sakes where are the hero’s? Was there any adults wounded while charging this supposed lone gunman? Or where they all crouched behind their big oak desks while little children were being slain? One little kid should not have been able to kill so many. Not only would he have had to been an experienced marksman using at least an AK-47 he would have to have some serious muscle. Have you ever shot a larger caliber weapon. twenty shots, and you would be sore as hell.


  22. Aug 20th 2013 and still no school survailance video.
    So the lie’s , coverups, and false story continues.
    To date, no one has seen not one body.
    No one has seen any brass or bullet holes from the so called weapons used.
    Why was Adam Lanza’s death Cert registered a day BEFORE the
    reported event even took place? Has anyone seen his body?
    Why has no one filmed an interview with Adam’s Dad or Brother?
    Why has no one filmed inside of Nancy Lanza’s house?
    Where is the will of Nancy Lanza?
    Was this nothing but a training exercise by DSH or FEMA?
    Was this about getting Federal Tax Payers money?


    • Read the letter again – it clearly suggests that the system was not operational at that point and in all likeliness may not have been installed, it certainly had not even been tested at this point. The letter only states that it will come into use at some point during the 2012-13 year- so there is every possibility that the camera had not been installed at this point.


      • “suggests” “may not have been installed” “there is every possibility” . . . .

        In other words, Andy, *you* don’t know either.

        Regardless, the whole matter is now moot, because the school’s been dismantled; the death certificates of alleged killer Lanza and his victims declared off limits to the public; no explanation from Social Security why the first date-of-death it issued for Adam Lanza was ONE DAY BEFORE THE MASSACRE. And on and on.

        But then I don’t imagine you’re in the least bit curious about all the anomalies.

        P.S. Your IP address says you’re in the UK. Doesn’t the UK have enough problems? I suggest you try minding your own business.


        • As a side not I’m always curious as to why truthers are so concerned about the second amendment but happy to trounce all over the first – why exactly did you stop me from posting a response to your comment? Blocking my email is pretty sad.


          • Why did I block you?

            Because you’re done saying anything that’s of any use or interest.

            Proof? — Your confusion about the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, which is about the *U.S. government’s* commitment not to “trounce” on U.S. citizens’ right to free speech. The First Amendment has NOTHING to do with privately-owned blogs such as FOTM. We are under no obligation, constitutional or otherwise, to publish your comments. Nor is your freedom of speech in the least abridged because you can post your comments elsewhere or start your own blog.


        • I have read that trolls are paid to find blogs like this one and comment to instill doubt in those here to learn the truth.

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  23. Andy sounds like a Piers Morgan wannabe. Full of hot air and no credible facts.

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  25. if a “new security system” was just installed what company did the work ?
    there should be work orders, price estimates etc. bids ?
    who, when and where ? if the school was closed in 2008 why install a state of the art security system ? and where are the videos ?
    it’s a sad day for America for sure !


  26. Has anyone commented yet on the fact that the glass in the door was supposedly bullet proof? It would take repeatedly shooting it out to break through it and if they had a video surveillance system, it would have given those inside enough time to call the police and get the kids out the back. I mean, that keeps bugging me if they had video why did nobody see him shooting the damn door down? Most people would be on the phone in seconds.


  27. So where’s the school’s surveillance video showing Lanza — and Lanza alone — breaking through the secured door?

    There was no activity at this school==it was closed in 2008–so this question can’t be answered and all involved in this farce know it.

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