Sandy Hook dad had choke-hold on daughter during media interview

There are so many oddities about Sandy Hook:

Here’s another oddity that recently was brought to my attention — and it’s disturbing.

Joseph and Lynn Wasik, parents of Alexis, who was then a third-grader at Sandy Hook Elementary School, were one of the first people to be interviewed by the press. Like the ubiquitous Gene Rosen but less famous, the Wasiks were also regular interviewees of the media about the shooting. Some examples:

From Washington Post, on the day of the shooting, Dec. 14, 2012:

Joseph Wasik, 42, wasn’t too worried when his wife, Lynn, called to say she had received a text alert from the school. Like schools nationwide, Sandy Hook had been on lockdown before, always for events that turned out to be nothing. Earlier this year, reports of a loose bear seen in town had activated the system.

But when Wasik flipped open his laptop and saw a report of a school shooting, he got in his car and headed to Sandy Hook, where his daughter Alexis is a third-grader. “I flew down there,” said Wasik, an electrician.

When he arrived, the backup of emergency vehicles and panicked parents extended half a mile beyond the school. Wasik parked on the first lawn he could find and ran. “It was chaos, cars blocking everything, a SWAT team,” he said. “All these parents screaming for their kids.”

From New Haven Register, Dec. 22, 2012:

Joe Wasik, a 42-year-old electrician and longtime resident of the town, told the Wall Street Journal he and his wife were struggling with how to talk to their daughter about what had happened, and how to feel about trying to return to school life, and normalcy.

“It’s basically like a little Vermont,” Wasik said. “You have general stores, you see your friends and neighbors in town. You just never thought anything like this would happen here.”

From Fox News, Dec. 16, 2012:

[Reporter Chris] WALLACE: Lynn and Joe, and, little Alexis, I see in front of you — does Alexis want to talk about it? And if so, what are you telling her?

WASIK: It — as far as talking, we are breaking it to her slowly, we’re not trying to pry too much. If she is forthcoming and telling us stuff, we’re allowing it — you know, letting her come out slowly. We’re not prying into her, you know, what happened. We don’t want to do that. […]

WALLACE: And Lynn and Joe, there were other remarkable acts of bravery, none greater than the principal, Dawn Hochsprung. And we understand when she heard the gunfire, she ran towards it, not away from it, and apparently lunged at the shooter trying to save the students and ended up losing her own life.

Tell us about Dawn.

LYNN WASIK, MOTHER OF SANDY HOOK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL: Dawn was phenomenal, I had sent here just about every morning. Alexis is part of the before and after-school program at the school and every day I would see Dawn. It was always — Dawn has got an infectious smile and she just — was just so caring and she got down to the children’s level. She participated with — in so many activities with the children. And, she dressed up when they had a sock hop and went in and danced with the children and this year, if they sold 3,000 books, she dressed up as a book fairy.

And she just — she just was such a wonderful, wonderful, warm person. And, there’s no words to describe the loss that we have all as a community felt, and not only her family. […]

WALLACE: And, Lynn, finally, and I guess this is the hardest question, how do you make sense of this?

L. WASIK: There is no sense. There is absolutely no sense to this. And it is — I think I’m still very numb. And just like Robert has said, we’re blessed with having our daughter here with us today, but how many families and friends and everyone within the community didn’t go home with their children Friday night.

And it is just very, very heart-wrenching and there is no — there’s no way to make any sense of anything, what this person has done, not only to families, but to a community, to a nation, and it’s just — it’s just unfathomable. You just don’t — who would have ever thought here in this little town of Newtown, of 20,000 some-odd people, and that’s why people are here, it is a small community, it’s a wonderful community, where people are — they come together.

And, as we were coming through town, there is a banner that says, we will — we will be strong, as a community. We will remain strong. And, we will always be here, for anyone and everyone, within our community and, within our school.

This is the Fox News video of Chris Wallace’s interview of the Wasiks. The voice you hear is of a concerned citizen calling Connecticut’s child protective services about Joseph Wasik’s abuse of Alexis. (To see the original Fox News video, go here.)

[youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=457&v=EvbEEayr5fE]

Note how during the entire interview, Joseph kept his left hand right at his daughter’s throat. Alexis repeatedly tried to move his hand away….

But each time the girl tried to free herself from Joseph’s hand at her throat, the man not only moved his hand back but clasped his left hand with his right hand to better control Alexis.

For her part, Lynn reinforced Joseph’s choke-hold on their daughter by putting her hand on her husband’s left arm, thereby increasing the weight of Joseph’s choke-hold on Alexis’ throat. Poor girl.

Something very wrong was going on.

Joseph Wasik is listed on BuilderQuotes.com as an electrician:

JOSEPH WASIK
80 ENGLESIDE TERR
SANDY HOOK, CT 06482
Level: E2
Credential Description: ELECTRICAL UNLIMITED JOURNEYPERSON
Status: ACTIVE
License Number: ELC.0189813-E2

See also the follow-up on this post, “Sandy Hook: The girl who doesn’t exist and her parents’ $0 home”.

~Éowyn

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Once again, Dr. E, an amazing amount of work and dirt digging. Just a fantastic job. There are even more showing the people as staged actors at different sites, yours is the best, Thanks you. J.C.

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All your links in Sandy Hook articles have been eliminated.

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Go into archive.org and do some Sandyhook searching. There is a LOT of info there, easily found. If you haven’t already.
Columbine was a total MESS of a deal. Aurora is also there, both in detail.