Sandy Hook hoax: 6 signs that school was closed before massacre

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The alternative media have blogged and made countless YouTube videos, many of them subsequently taken down by YouTube censors, on what Wolfgang Halbig calls “things that don’t make sense” about the Sandy Hook Elementary School (SHES) shooting massacre of 20 first-graders and 6 adults on December 14, 2012, in Newtown, Connecticut.

Some of those “things that don’t make sense” are emergency medical helicopters not being called to the scene, parents showing no grief, donation websites with creation dates that preceded the massacre, government’s continuing refusal to release the death certificates and burial sites of the alleged victims, and homes with a sale transaction date of 12/25/2009 and a $0 sale price.

Recently, I undertook a review of the “things that don’t makes sense,” which led me to conclude that the crux — the decisive and most important issue — of whether the massacre actually happened is this:

Was Sandy Hook Elementary School (SHES) operational on December 14, 2012, or had it long been abandoned?

If the school already was closed, no children or teachers would be there on December 14 to be gunned down by Adam Lanza.

Here’s the evidence supporting the contention that SHES had long been abandoned:

1. What school’s neighbors said

In an interview with Halbig on Truth Radio Show on March 21, 2014, Infowars reporter Dan Bidondi said (5:45 mark), “The school’s been closed down for God knows how long. [Neighbors] can’t understand why there were kids in that building because it was condemned.”

2. Reports of SHES being contaminated with asbestos, requiring expensive repairs

SHES was built in 1956. Several reports in local newspaper The Newtown Bee indicate that years before the massacre, SHES was in a state of disrepair and contaminated with environmental toxins.

As examples, in 2002, Consulting Engineering Services recommended to the school district that SHES be “worked on in 2010 over a nine-month period” to upgrade and renovate its heating and ventilation system at a cost of $4.5 million. Two years later, in 2004, the Newtown Board of Education was told “there were serious problems with the Sandy Hook elementary school roof.” Four years later, in 2008, there was yet more bad news: SHES was contaminated with asbestos. (Remember that 2008 date.)

On October 5, 2013, nearly 10 months after the massacre, a city referendum passed by over 90% in support of the demolition and rebuilding of SHES with a generous $49.25 million grant from the State of Connecticut. The reason given for the demolition was “asbestos abatement”. On Dec. 2, 2013, Newtown’s Public Building and Site Commission Chairman Robert Mitchell issued a report to justify the already-approved demolition. He said that “had the town decided to reoccupy the school on Dickinson Drive, it would have faced a daunting and possibly insurmountable challenge regarding the presence of hazardous materials” because the school was contaminated by not just asbestos, but also PCBs under the flooring and in the foundations and footings.

Just think: If the city already knew in 2008 that the school was contaminated with asbestos and other environmental toxins and, in 2013, used the contamination to justify tearing it down, why would the same asbestos-contaminated school be safe for children and teachers to inhabit from 2008 through 2012? If SHES had remained open, wouldn’t the school district be sued for endangering public health?

It makes more sense that the school was shut down in 2008 and remained closed, until the shooting provided Newtown with the financial means — a windfall of $50 million from the state — to tear down the school and build a swanky, state-of-the-art replacement.

Update (July 19, 2018):

I have stated in previous posts that Sandy Hook Elementary School had long been closed before the “massacre” because it was contaminated with asbestos and other environmental toxins since 2002. Alas, the local newspaper Newtown Bee memory-holed its articles on the contamination. But this Newtown Bee article published a year after the “massacre” confirms the school was contaminated with “widespread haz-mat presence”. For the school to remain open would be to place its staff and students’ health and lives in danger, which would render the school vulnerable to lawsuits.

3. Photographic evidence of an abandoned school

Crime scene photos of the exterior and interior of SHES — from the website of the State of Connecticut’s Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, and from a batch of photos that Halbig obtained via Connecticut’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), some of which are posted on James Fetzer’s blog — are consistent with the appearance of an abandoned school.

Moss and grime covered the school building; repairs were left undone. Especially noteworthy, as pointed out by Fetzer, is a dangerous, exposed metal rod on an exterior staircase (see #3 in photo below):

Classrooms and hallways were used for storage, jammed with furniture and office supplies. If those rooms and hallways were actually in an operational school, then SHES was in clear violation of the fire safety code.

Then there is this photo of a pile of dust underneath an alleged bullet hole in a wall outside Room 1C, which looks suspiciously like the debris from someone drilling a pretend “bullet” hole into the ceramic wall-tile.

I painted red circles around the “bullet” hole and the pile of drilled dust underneath

4. Absence of designated handicapped parking spaces and signage

But we don’t need crime scene photos for visual indicators of a long abandoned school. The many aerial photographic and video images of Sandy Hook Elementary School’s parking lot taken by news media on the day of the massacre would suffice, such as the one below from a CNN news video.

Although the above CNN image shows a wheelchair symbol painted on a parking space closest to the school’s front door, it is not painted in the now-familiar blue and white colors that have become ubiquitous certainly by 2012.

As an example, an August 22, 2011 article by Debbie Moore for My Parking Sign stated:

Americans with Disabilities Act signed in 1990 … details guidelines for every public area that needs to provide with ample accessibility options for the disabled…. ADA states the following rules that need to be followed while posting accessibility signs in designated areas –

  1. The international symbol of accessibility should be posted on all accessible parking spaces marking the reserved spot. The accessibility symbol is the well-known picture of a person using a wheelchair on top of a blue background.
  2. Van-accessible parking spaces to have additional ‘text’ or ‘sign’ below the accessibility symbol to mark the van-accessible area specifically.
  3. Signs should be placed at such a height (at least 60 inches above surface) that they do not get obscured by any parked vehicles or other obstructions. ADA handicap parking signs (commonly known as Access Signs) posted must be viewable from the drivers’ seat of the vehicle and located right in view of parking spaces.”

The picture below shows the upright handicap signs that should be, but were not, in SHES’s parking lot.
Indeed, Connecticut General Statutes, Sec. 14-253a(h), clearly states that “Parking spaces designated for persons who are blind and persons with disabilities on or after October 1, 1979, and prior to October 1, 2004, shall be as near as possible to a building entrance or walkway and shall be fifteen feet wide including three feet of cross hatch, or parallel to a sidewalk on a public highway.”
Referring to that Connecticut state law, a 2009 ordinance of the town of Monroe, CT, about 9 miles from Newtown, specified that “Exterior accessible parking spaces [for the handicapped] shall be located on the shortest route . . . and identified by both a standing sign and painted on the pavement.
But aerial images of SHES’s parking lot, including the CNN image, show no upright blue-and-white handicap signs nor blue-and-white colored handicap parking spaces, which would make the school in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the subsequent ADA Amendments Act of 2008 that broadened the meaning of disabilities. Unless, of course, the school had been closed since 2008.

5. Absence of Internet activity 2008-2013

I believe the most compelling evidence that SHES had long been abandoned before the 2012 massacre is the testimony from the Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine of the school’s lack of of Internet activity from the beginning of 2008 through all of 2012.

The Wayback Machine is a digital archive of the Internet which uses a special software to crawl and download all publicly accessible World Wide Web pages. It was Jungle Server who first discovered that the Wayback Machine shows an absence of Internet activity from SHES since 2008 — the same year when the school was found to be contaminated with asbestos.

To verify Jungle Surfer’s claim, I searched for SHES’s website,, on the Wayback Machine, the result of which is below, showing the school’s lack of Internet activity from the beginning of 2008 to mid-2013. By mid-2013, we are told SHES temporarily had relocated to the nearby town of Monroe, about 9 miles from Newtown. You are invited to replicate and verify what I did by going here.

6. Halbig’s FOI Hearing

On April 24, 2015, more than two years after Halbig first asked questions about Sandy Hook by phoning and writing letters to Connecticut officials invoking the FOIA, the state finally granted him the first of two hearings before the State of Connecticut Freedom of Information Commission. The respondents were the Newtown Police Department, First Selectman Patricia Llodra, the Town of Newtown, and Newtown’s Board of Education. They were represented by attorney Monte Frank, a gun-control activist who founded Team 26, a cycling group that lobbies for gun control.

The purpose of the hearing was to determine if Newtown improperly withheld documents requested by Halbig. Halbig claims that he had requested the following documents from the respondents, but was denied — the denial being a violation of FOIA:

  1. SHES maintenance work orders, including:
    1. Copies of all maintenance work orders submitted by SHES principal Dawn Hochsprung (one of Lanza’s alleged victims who, strangely, was interviewed by The Bee about the massacre) or her designee to the school district maintenance department for any repairs, new classroom doors or painting from July 1, 2012 through December 13, 2012.
    2. Copies signed by Hochsprung or her designee showing the date of completion of the repairs together with time stamps showing job completion.
  2. Copies of all emails to and from Hochsprung and her assistant to various school district departments, e.g., food services provider, from May 1, 2012 through December 13, 2012.

The requested documents presumably could prove that the school was operational on the day of the massacre.

In a post on April 25, 2015, an anonymous contributor to, a blog that claims to debunk Sandy Hook “conspiracy theorists,” triumphantly crowed that the FOI hearing was a “total failure” for Halbig because attorney Frank said time-stamped SHES maintenance work orders signed by Hochsprung or her designee had been made available to Halbig six months before the hearing. is much too hasty and mistaken in its crowing for in a memo on June 25, 2015, titled “Transmittal of Proposed Final Decision,” the State of Connecticut Freedom of Information Commission (FOIC) states the following:

“it is found that the respondents, through counsel, informed the complainant [Halbig] that the respondents maintained 45 records responsive to the complainant’s request described in paragraph 2(a)(i), above, and that they would be provided upon payment of the copying fee. […]

It is found that the respondents’ counsel also informed the complainant that his request described in paragraph 2(a)(i), above, was vague, overly broad, and that it was not a request for ‘specific documents and would require research and analysis not required under the FOI Act.‘”

Most importantly, the FOIC states:

“It is found that . . . the respondents, through counsel, also informed the complainant that the town had no records responsive to the request described in paragraph 2(a)(ii), above.”

Note that paragraph 2(a)(i) in the FOIC memo is 1A in this post (see above), i.e., copies of all maintenance work orders submitted by SHES principal Dawn Hochsprung or her designee to the school district maintenance department for any repairs, new classroom doors or painting from July 1, 2012 through December 13, 2012.

Note that paragraph 2(a)(ii) in the FOIC memo is 1B in this post, i.e., copies signed by Hochsprung or her designee showing the date of completion of the repairs together with time stamps showing job completion.
By saying that “the town had no records responsive to the request described in paragraph 2(a)(ii),” the FOIC means the town of Newtown does not have documents signed by Hochsprung or her designee showing the date of completion of the repairs [to SHES] together with time stamps showing job completion.

Furthermore, the FOIC memo also states:

“It is found that the respondents’ counsel also informed the complainant that his request described in paragraph 2(b)(i), above, was vague, overly broad, and that it . . . ‘would require research and analysis not required under the FOI Act.'”

Note that FOIC’s paragraph 2(b)(i) is document 2 in this post, i.e., copies of all emails to and from Hochsprung and her assistant to various school district departments, e.g., food services provider, from May 1, 2012 through December 13, 2012.

In other words, Newtown cannot produce evidence that in the months preceding the massacre from May 1, 2012 through December 13, 2012, repairs were made on Sandy Hook Elementary School or that Hochsprung had exchanged emails with school district departments.

The reason is a simple one: the school was not operational, having been closed down for years, most probably since 2008 when it was discovered to be contaminated with asbestos.

Update (Jan. 9, 2019):

See “Wolfgang Halbig has stunning evidence that Sandy Hook Elementary School was closed months before ‘massacre” and “More evidence that Sandy Hook Elementary School had moved to Monroe, CT before the shooting massacre“.


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154 responses to “Sandy Hook hoax: 6 signs that school was closed before massacre

  1. Fabulous post! As one who appreciates being able to go to one source to find a compilation of all the evidence–this is just butt-kickin’ I hope that each and every person who is and has been complicit in this hoax pays for their roll either here on Earth, or in Eternity. As we search he Scriptures, we learn exactly how the Lord feels about liars, and those who bare false witness! I think we have a lot of people involved in this that are under condemnation–they may think that they are absolved from responsibility for their actions, since they are trying to bring about good (good in their own eyes, such as disarming the American people.) But, I would say that if you lied or bore false witness to further your cause, or you assassinated some-one’s good name, such as Adam Lanza, that you will not stand blameless before your God. You will be held to account for your devious actions. Thank you Dr Eowyn for keeping us up on the latest regarding this whole mess.

    • How do you explain Sandy Hook photo in the gallery of district schools here:
      This is September 2012 ^

      • I saw that too. But the strange thing is that the website is vague with very little info. If you search the archive years earlier, it is a much more informative site with plenty of links to click on. Strange.

      • That has got to be a setup sight. There are no links to anything on that page and usually when schools do those types of photos there are children in them.

      • I don’t know if this is relevant, but I blew up that picture as much as possible in Windows 10 Picture and looked for the security camera that’s supposed to be under the awning… I don’t see it. Isn’t SHES supposed to have a security camera at that time?

        • We are told that Sandy Hook Elementary 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. But according to the State of Connecticut’s official Sandy Hook report, the security system was just “a visual monitoring system” (whatever that means) and that there was no video camera or footage. How convenient. /sarc

  2. Thank you Dr. Eowyn for this excellent and well-documented post. As you have set forth, the timing speaks for itself. And if the contention exists that repairs were made on the school, but that there is no documentary evidence supporting those repairs, it makes sense to ask, why would the school district ask for the school to be destroyed, knowing that the district spent thousands or even millions of dollars of extensive repairs that are remarkably undocumented?

  3. How about going on the “wayback machine” to the District’s web site to see if Sandy Hook is listed as a school? Also look for other things about the school in the local news

    • How about going on the “wayback machine” to the District’s web site to see if Sandy Hook is listed as a school?
      I don’t understand your question. Of course Sandy Hook Elementary School is a school.
      Also look for other things about the school in the local news
      I did, which is how I found the reports in 2002, 2004, 2008 about SHES being contaminated with asbestos and requiring extensive repairs.

      • Don’t have a cow! Usually, there are little stories in local papers about how Mrs. Smith’s 2nd grade class did this or that, which is what I was talking about. On a District web site, it usually shows functioning schools and not ones that are no longer in use, so on the District site from 2008 to 2012 SHES ought not be listed.
        As to me checking them out, I’d LOVE to but I’m not familiar with the use of the “wayback machine”!

        • Thanks for clarifying your original cryptic questions.
          “little stories in local papers about how Mrs. Smith’s 2nd grade class did this or that”
          I suggest you help us out by doing that? Searching The Newtown Bee‘s website does not require familiarity “with the use of the Wayback Machine”.

  4. If sandy hook school was closed, and not operational at the time what school did the children go to ? I don’t see why that questions is not being asked!! Their would have to be evidence showing that right?

    • What children? There are no images, photographic or video, of the HUNDREDS of SHES students, estimated to number 454, who were supposedly evacuated from the school on the morning of the massacre. At best, we have only the now-iconic photo of 15 students, taken by Newtown Bee reporter Shannon Hicks.

  5. Dr Eowyn, The question is, If the 454 kids that are attending school that year are not going to the school where the shooting allegedly happened, what school would they be going to?. Is their another school in sandy hook, ct.?

    • john,
      Sandy Hook is a section within the town of Newtown. The Newtown School District has three other elementary schools:
      1. Hawley School (grades K-4)
      2. Head O’Meadow Elementary School
      3. Middle Gate Elementary School

    • There were no kids in that school, period. The enrollment was going down before 2008 and they recommended closing it. Where were the alleged injured kids attending school would be a better question. Some were fictional kids created from an older sibling, which is why parents are so old. Some were kids images from the Synagouge and Catholic school that were also criminals in this hoax. For example, one interview, a guy was talking with his teen son and teen daughter, and at the end of the interview he stated that the kid that they knew who died was supposed to be in the St. Rose of Lima SCHOOL christmas play! Now how the hell can that be? That’s just one of many issues with the alleged kids!

      • Deb . . . that is a profound observation. It’s unbelievable that those who do believe that this was an actual occurrence cannot see their belief as being problematic since there are so many anomalies relative to this being a viable school, or that the events occurred as the government would have us believe. Does anyone know for sure that Adam Lanza actually died, even though it was reported by Social Security as occurring the day before the supposed shooting at the school??? Did anyone see his dead body? Or, is he somewhere out in lala land, or in an institution, or in witness protection, or whatever??? Do we really know for a fact that his body was found at the school–or is that just something we have been told?

      • I find it suspect that amazon blocked that book “Nobody died at Sandy Hook” from being sold. I wonder where they get these ‘actors’ from well as those who come in and try to make it look like a crime scene (like the ‘bullet hole’ that has some dust from where they drilled it on the floor). I’m guessing they’re MK Ultra victims that are stuck doing this sort of thing.

    • Paula Frazier

      I just read a little while ago that they were moved to a city called Monroe

    • I just read this evening that the classes had been moved to a city called Monroe after Sandy Hook was closed in 2008

  6. Hello Dr. Eowyn:
    You had better believe it was a hoax. In fact, the Colorado movie theatre shooter–the one with orange hair–told his cell mate that his “therapist” either hypnotized him or something so that he was “told to go in and shoot; it was all a video game.” But no one reported that. It’s all designed to disarm Americans.
    You know, never let a crisis go to waste, but who has time to wait for a crisis when there is an agenda to be carried out? Ever notice that when they want to get rid of guns there’s Sandy Hook and the like, or when they want to get rid of oil there’s the BP oil spill? Just right on schedule to the issue at hand.
    Thanks for a great column; it’s always good when people get it.
    Helen Garvey, Ph.D.

    • Thank you, Dr. Garvey!

    • I have been saying that all along. Each of these shooters have been delusional and on heavy medication. How hard would it be to hypnotize them into doing the dirty deeds for the good of the country and citizen’s guns to boot? How refreshing to see a Ph.D. agreeing.
      However, Adam Lanza, was an exception because the Social Security Administration and Ancestry .com, both showed him as dying the day BEFORE the shooting. The car that was found in the school parking lot and towed away belonged to an ex-felon by the name of Christopher Rosin.

  7. I love the continuation of evidence. It is so overwhelming. Anyone who watched the “live” action and had ever worked in emergency situations, knows, the actions going on in and around that area, just did not fit. Period. Refusing EMTS from a nearby town, the ME the didn’t go in and actually check the children for hours, and the parking of vehicles, the zombie parade of people in and out of the firehouse with a huge supply of water on pallets, etc.
    Having been a local fire department volunteer and worked sites before, those first hours, were off on any training we had ever had.
    While TV cameras were panning around the area nearby, I just can’t get the picture out of my head of the man sitting in his house by the window and holding up a sign that said, ” it isn’t real,” as he shook his head no. I only saw that clip the one time.
    Good follow up, Dr.

    • Did not see the “it isn’t real” thing. Can you document? (I suppose it “disappeared!”)

      • What part of seeing it once live that day and never saw again, you don’t understand. I don’t have to document anything to you, obviously you have a preset feeling in this.
        And yes, stations do have a way of editing, usually at the urging of someone very high up. Figure it out.

        • I apologize for the way my comment sounded. I did not mean to imply that I didn’t believe you. I was just hoping it was documented somewhere so I could see it!

  8. It occurs to me that if it were a functioning school, then unless school hours were very short, the kids had to eat. Would the school collect federal lunch money? Maybe not, if it was an affluent area, but surely there were at least a few children who’d qualify for free or reduced price lunches. It seems as if Michelle Obama has most kids getting free (disgusting) lunches these days. Isn’t the federal money doled out based upon attendance? That’s my understanding, because the schools in my area always stress attendance, lest the schools lose money, either from the state or the federal government. In any case, if there were lunches served, then wouldn’t any functional cafeteria have to have inspection records? Seems there should be many kinds of public records related to this school that ought to be available for Mr. Halbig to see.

    • that ought to be available for Mr. Halbig to see.
      I agree, but for years Halbig invoked Connecticut’s Freedom of Information Act for his and the public’s right to know. Even before the FOI Commission, the school and government authorities refused to release the documents he asked for.

  9. Kudos to Dan Bidondi, late of Infowars. And don’t forget Wolfgang Halbig, who has done what he could to push the envelope re.: investigation.
    Honestly, I noticed, about two weeks into the reports of this false flag event, that the B.S. was piling on so high and deep, I could not keep up. Trying to follow the news and put the pieces together became DISORIENTING.
    The whole town is in on this. And I suspect someone sat Dannell Malloy down and told him what to say and do (although that point hasn’t been raised—yet).

  10. In response to frantic 911 caller (sounding suspiciously like Robbie Parker,) who reported a “shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown Connecticut!”
    Connecticut State Police Officer: “In Newtown?”
    911 Dispatch Operator: “Do you mean Dickinson School?”

  11. I’m doing a search of the Newtown Bee newspaper archives. For my search criteria, I put “sandy hook school”. There were thousands of pages for that search. I noticed that on the link shown at the top, it showed the page number within the search so I didn’t have to click on “next” forever but just change the page number. Anyhow, when I got to page 323, I was looking at what was published in December 2012. It’s quite interesting that this paper has NO ARTICLE on the shooting then.
    I’ll keep looking.

  12. Here’s an article I just discovered:
    In the article it says, “At Sandy Hook Elementary School students invited veterans and servicemen to visit the school for a breakfast on Monday, November 12.”
    The article was “submitted” 11/16/2012.
    That makes it seem that kids were going to SHES then.
    I’ll keep looking.

    • I must have gone through thousands of pages of articles back when this was being heavily researched and I never once saw those pages. It’s almost as if they added them after the fact to cause distraction.

      • Thank you, andrewlbc, for pointing that out.
        Around April of last year, I combed through Newtown Bee‘s archives for any news of activities (student, staff) at Sandy Hook Elementary School in the years preceding the 12/14/2012 massacre. I conducted the search by typing the words “Sandy Hook Elementary School” in The Bee‘s search box. I did not see the articles you found, or I would have reported them.
        But I did find news reports of the school’s environmental problems that included ventilation/insulation problems, a roof needing to be replaced, and contamination of environmental toxins including asbestos. All of which I reported in my post of April 11, 2014: “Was Sandy Hook Elementary School already abandoned before the massacre?“.

  13. Here’s the next article in my search:
    It says, “Sandy Hook Elementary School got a jump on recognizing the week on Friday, November 9, when the Carnival Trio Caribbean Music group performed for students, sharing information about different countries, instruments, and music.
    Sandy Hook School music teacher Maryrose Kristopik arranged for the Carnival Trio Caribbean Music group to visit the school on Friday.”.
    So, it seems the school WAS functioning.
    “Submitted by admin on Fri, 11/16/2012”
    I wish I didn’t find these because I wish it were true that the school was closed, helping show this was a FRAUD.

  14. One last article:
    It says, “On Friday, November 16, members of WIN will stop at the school to pick up all collected items to donate to its Thanksgiving Baskets program. WIN’s Mandy Monaco said Middle Gate Elementary School and Sandy Hook Elementary School are also working to collect items for the group’s Thanksgiving Baskets program.”
    “Submitted by admin on Fri, 11/09/2012”

    • Thank you, stevor, for spending the time in finding these news articles. I don’t have an answer to this, except two observations:
      1. This is the same Newtown Bee who actually quoted Sandy Hook Elementary School principal Dawn Hochsprung as an eyewitness about the massacre on the day of the massacre, although Hochsprung had already been shot dead by Adam Lanza. So the paper’s credibility is compromised.
      2. In the last analysis, it’s the school and town authorities who can easily put all our questions to rest by releasing the documents Wolfgang Halbig had been asking since February 2013, and which even at the State of Connecticut Freedom of Information Commission hearing, they have refused to release. Please re-read Section #6 of this post.

      • Same Newtown Bee, whose “staff photographer” claims she took this (FAKE) picture of Sandy Hook students fleeing the school. Someone screwed up when they faked this “iconic” evacuation image:

        • So, you think that the Bee knew about the planned hoax a month ahead of time and posted an article about students in that school then?

          • What would it prove if Newtown Bee published articles about a “school” a month in advance of the fake Newtown Hoax? They published fake stories every month SINCE the Newtown Treason, so why not BEFORE? Ask CIA why the Newtown Bee (and Hartford Courant) plant fake articles about fake dead kids in their newspapers. Nobody died at Sandy Hook. Newtown was a gun-grab scam.

          • It’s very easy to change the content of an article while leaving the original publishing date the same. that’s how they likely did it.

          • If both School’s had merged in 2008 and Sandy Hook was in repair or debate about repairs being done, then they would use both School names. Middle Gate Elementary being the one all students attended.
            “WIN’s Mandy Monaco said Middle Gate Elementary School and Sandy Hook Elementary School are also working to collect items for the group’s Thanksgiving Baskets program.”
            Why would no representative of Sandy Hook be Mentioned?

  15. Thank you Dr. Eowyn.
    Just more confirmation that the only information we can really trust is from the Lord Jesus Himself.

  16. Sadly, evidence doesn’t matter when it conflicts with one’s worldview (a worldview shaped in large part by one’s television).
    The WTC7 of Sandy Hook is the McDonnell clan. Late in the afternoon of 12/14/12, little-seen TV footage caught these fakers with their masks off. Here’s a video that contains that footage:

    If evidence matters at all, you can’t watch this video and still conclude that the Sandy Hook massacre was a real event.

  17. And that’s why we call it Sandy Hoax.
    Great post Dr. Eowyn. By the looks of the web traffic the school shut down in early 2008, so the school closed after the Fall 2007 semester and some additional administrative work was done early January 2008. Case closed.
    p.s. As weird as Gene Rosen’s performance was, his interview for the Spanish channel was just plain bizarre. He’s a lousy actor and his Spanish speaking skills horrible, what were they thinking hiring that guy?

  18. Sandy Hook Elementary “school evacuation” was faked in Photoshop. 500 students were missing from police dashcam videos (parking lot) and overhead (news helicopter) video.

  19. Notice how “Sandy Hook Elementary” is set far back from the road — surrounded by hills and thick trees? They chose that location for the Newtown Hoax because it’s 100% private — an isolated “movie set” where passing vehicles couldn’t see them preparing the set and staging the fake shooting drama.
    Check overhead (aerial) photos to confirm what I’m saying.

  20. As I ;POSTED, I found an article in the Newtown Bee paper that there WAS an event involving Sandy Hook School in November 2012. Did YOU do the research (instead of complaining that I didn’t)?

  21. To the first commentator on the page as to where the children were if they weren’t at Sandy Hook/ Could it be that they simply did not exist and therefore no other schools missed anybody????

  22. You know how we know nobody died? Because they’re still alive!
    This is from half-time at the 2013 SuperBowl.×299.png
    These scam artists simply used older photos of their kids to make it look like they had more children than they did. They’re so arrogant over fooling the nation that they’d have the “victims” perform at the super bowl.
    And to add another degree of arrogance, one of the “parents” wrote a book in 2006 called “End Times”… and the same kids were used there too.

  23. The undisputed fact that SHES had NO internet activity for several years before the hoax sealed the deal for me.

  24. What would be just as intriguing is where are the utility usage statements for the school. Electric, gas, water, telephone, garbage removal. Supply invoices for toilet paper, soap, paper towels, medical first aid supplies, food, etc. Salary payments for staff, W2 forms, names and number of staff, documented hours worked, time cards, vacation pay? Hiring history and applications. I would love to get my hands on that information for the years 2008 – 2012. I would also check on forecasted school district budgets for each tax year for signifigant variations as each district must prepare a budget, explain any rise or fall depending on future costs to taxpayers. Those are public. Thank you for all the research done so far. Wish I lived there I would turn that place upside down!

    • Wolfgang Halbig can’t even get the state government to show him any email or work order of Sandy Hook Elementary School principal Dawn Hochsprung in the few months before the alleged massacre, despite Halbig invoking the Freedom of Information Act. So the likelihood of we getting hold of the school’s utility usage statements, supply invoices, etc., is zero.

      • Yeah, I said that from the beginning. Since those bills were paid (allegedly) using public funds, the public has a right to see them. The response has been “righteous indignation”, (almost as good as facts), and a refusal to address anything raised.
        So now, apparently, it is down to threats of physical and fiscal reprisals. Anyone who is illogical enough to see this as justified needs to leave the planet.

        • Dr. Eowyn,
          You have done a fantastic job of putting the facts together. And I have heard some of the interviews with Wolfgang Halbig. Very informative. Marissa is obviously a plant. With all of the comments to her since her comment she hasn’t come up with a shred of evidence to support her claims. It seems she is just another crisis actor.

  25. Have the neighbors been questioned in this regard? Some one in the town must know whether the school was closed or not. I am surprised no one has addressed this question yet.

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  31. Flickr has 2 photos of 2 boys being evacuated in 2 different groups. None of the cars behind them had moved, so the 2nd “evacuation” would be the same 2 boys out of a group of 15 kids MAX, all done within minutes of the first pic; taken by suspect local newspaper.

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  33. Sandy Hoax!!!

  34. you don’t think the government does this stuff for “money”

  35. Dr. Eowyn,
    I have always considered myself a rather sane person, not given to following crazy conspiracy theories. Until 9-11. Then, I started to do a little digging, and what I found is that when something big happens, it is usually best to think conspiracy FIRST and only after proven to be just happenstance, believe differently. There are just too many coincidences about things that have happened in places like Oklahoma City, Sandy Hook, and any of a huge number of so called false flag operations that have made me distrustful of our government, as if I need any more reasons than the obvious ones.
    I find your research site here to be quite useful, and thought provoking, and I find points number 5 and 6 to be most damning. The question is now not how do we prove this massive cover-up, but rather, is there a way that we can adequately respond to the next one, more quickly and effectively? Because, you and I, and most everyone who visits this page know, that the next event is probably in the planning stages right now. And while we sit dwelling on the last one, should we not instead be preparing ourselves and others to react when the next false narrative hits?
    Ever since I believe Rahm Emanuel was quoted as saying never to let a crisis go to waste, we should have been on notice. And don’t think for one minute that it is limited to the Democratic party. The Republicans are just as devious and willing to do anything to achieve their goals, often hand in hand with their partners across the aisle, in secret.
    I know that roaches hate light, and by shining light on this you are hopefully at the least sending some of them into hiding. At the very least, you put them on notice that they can’t get away with just any thing they want without some kind of push back. My serious question is, how can us ordinary citizens help to hold the light? I don’t have the time or the talent to spend 20 hours searching the local newspaper for stories, and I am grateful for those who do. The ones who find photos that are doctored amaze me. You all do a service. What can plain patriotic Americans do?
    I know, probably not much. But at the very least, know that you are not alone, and just because I don’t believe the government and the media, I am not a conspiracy “nut”. I would bet that I am like most here. I don’t like being lied to, and I won’t go away.

  36. This is absolutely ridiculous. I worked in the district (the school was not condemned prior) and know people who have children who go there. They were there in school that day. They waited to hear news of their children and comforted the families who lost their babies that day. The news was not allowed that close to the victims families. But just because you didn’t see it doesn’t mean it didn’t happen. I know children who vomited every day at the thought of going to school for over a year after the trauma. I know first graders who had to buy new sneakers because they walked through blood to get out of the building. Staff members I worked with died that day. If you don’t live in this community then you need to understand that you have no idea what you are talking about and that this was a hugely traumatic event.

    • “But just because you didn’t see it doesn’t mean it didn’t happen.”
      And just because you, Marissa with an IP address in Minnesota, claim 2nd-, 3rd- and 4th-hand that it happened doesn’t mean it happened.
      If the school indeed was active and opened that day, how come the Wayback Machine shows no Internet activity for the school for YEARS?
      Instead of refuting the evidence meticulously laid out in my post, what you do is typical of people who come on this blog to trash our posts on Sandy Hook, who ALWAYS claim they know someone who know another someone who know yet another someone who was there. Never anyone with direct first-hand knowledge, or even a parent of an alleged child victim.

    • say what you want. How about PROOF? Maybe post it on your FaceBook page or somewhere else? (some sort of staff or school paper with the date on it, some sort of teacher ID, or whatever.

    • “But just because you didn’t see it doesn’t mean it didn’t happen.” Funny, that counterpoint never works with an atheist….
      Anyway, “The news was not allowed that close to the victims (sic) families.” Then how do you explain this? Or this? Or this?

    • Marissa, I have vomited every day too since I first read a similar attempt to “pluck my heartstrings” in spite of all evidence to the contrary.
      So, you’re gonna tell me that they performed autopsies in the parking lot? That there was no need or requirement to follow established medical protocols? That “parents” were not “allowed” to see their dead loved ones? That medical doctors who were allegedly at the scened during the shooting offered no help?
      I could go on all day. In your pea brain, this emotional appeal should silence all questions? How much are they paying you? Why would “belief” be the default position in a ridiculous story like this? How’s Lenny?

  37. I don’t know what bothers me more; the fact that the government is willing to create fake shootings, or that people in these communities are willing to help the government by pretending to be victims, witnesses, etc.

  38. The whole neighbourhood was in on the hoax? Wouldn’t one person come forward and admit the school was closed so how can there have been a shooting? In your own town, everyone knows whether a school is open or not. I Can’t find an answer to that question in any articles and it’s the most pressing of them all I feel, despite there being other overwhelming evidence. No one seems able to address this suggestion.

    • but if there’s a general agreement for fear of being the spoiler and everybody is afraid of the gov’t, it could be pulled off

    • They have ways of silencing people, after all, look at how you hardly hear a peep about chemtrail planes. It could be that they threatened them all, said they were going to off all their families and friends and their families too if anyone talked, they could bug their houses and cars and whatever to make sure nobody said anything. In Northern CA there are towns that are just taken over by satan worshipers (I knew a girl who said that she moved there and everyone was a Satanist, even the cops). Though I doubt that is the case here. Someone I know had a good friend who got involved in some mind control stuff possibly, he ended up dead after he tried to run, but he had told his mother a few things, one of them he said that there was no way he could hide from ‘them’ at all, he said no matter where he went, they would find him, he also said that if he ever called and asked for money for his mom to not give him any. He used to work at the Crystal Palace restaurant in Colorado…apparently it had been a big hang out for evil ones like HW Bush and company. They eventually tore it down.

      • Big groups can be coerced to “go along”. Look at congress. o’bama was not constitutionally eligible to be president. They let Pelosi file ALTERED vetting papers and just went along with it. Not even a single “conservative”.

  39. Thanks for the article. The biggest question I encounter is “surely the hundreds of parents and others in contact with the school would have known it was closed?” i’m trying to find anything from the side of those questioning this event that could plausibly answer this. I’ve scrolled through the comments and nothing satisfactorily addresses it. Any help?

    • It’s not enough that the skeptics of this alleged mass shooting ask questions — questions that the authorities to this day refuse to answer — but you now demand that we, who didn’t put together this fraud, supply the answers as well. Amazing.

  40. Just reading today about the arrest of a Florida woman charged with “harassing” Lenny Posner and of course the story is written in the typical fawning style by the media. Makes me sick. If you read the comments on Twitter by the left it’s a foredrawn conclusion that they will all be pity pieces with the typical “anybody who believes this is a hoax should be (name a medieval punishment)”. Some senator said a law should be passed making it illegal to say anything questioning the shooting. That tells me there is plenty these people have to hide.

  41. Coinkydink? Who knows?🤔😏😮🤐


  43. My daughter and I called the school after we watched the documentary that had been done the next day! Who does a documentary that fast? We got an automated message that said this school was closed in 2008! The message has since been taken down!

    This was posted by the Newspaper 3 weeks before the said “Massacre” How many submitted photo’s that were used by the Publisher. The fact that no children were in any Uniform of the school, plus all the photo’s look dated by clothing and hair styles, no class photographs of any of them? No activity photographs of them in school! all this is a bit baffling to say the least.

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  46. This has made my head spin. I’m old enough to remember that when President Kennedy was killed news articles appeared that He was still alive living on a private secluded island somewhere. Even had pictures of him. AND Elvis still lives, somewhere. Pictures have shown him…somewhere.
    I am not doubting this hoax, nor am I believing it….yet.

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  50. Joy A Holsinger

    You guys are all wrong. The sandy hook shooting was indeed real…. I was on the phone with my niece Michelle as she was driving the kids to the fire station to meet up with the parents. My nieces daughter stepped over his dead body and was in couceling for over a year. Emily was her best friend and she was killed. Please understand that this was real and a lot of people were affected by this travisty.

    • Your niece’s daughter stepped over whose dead body? Adam Lanza’s?
      Joy, you do know that the word “travesty” means “a debased, distorted, or grossly inferior imitation,” as in “a travesty of justice”? Was that a Freudian slip?

      • Was that “Lenny”?

        • Ha!
          It fascinates me to no end that EVERY commenter who insists that the Sandy Hook massacre really happened is a third-person account. It’s always “I know someone who knows someone who was there!”.

          • Yes, I’ve noticed. The other thing I’ve noticed is that we are expected to forget about the MOUNTAIN of evidence that this is a hoax. Autopsies in the parking lot, keeping the parents from “their” children, ridiculous storylines, disappearing noses, Gene Rosen, you name it.
            I suppose the “logic” is that, once they pique your “guilt button” all other information simply disappears. We know what it is. No amount of shills or paid agents will change that.

    • The school was closed, no one died. You are either misinformed or a liar!

      • There is no evidence that the school was closed.

        • You can’t be serious. Are you a comedian?

          • I never joke.
            You state yourself that the “most compelling evidence” is the lack of a web presence for the school. The problem is that every school in the district was offline during a number of years.
            There are things that don’t make sense, and might lead one to make certain conclusions, however I do not see any direct evidence.

            • How interesting that you choose to ignore the other 5 signs of school closure presented in this post, as well as the signs meticulously assembled in “Wolfgang Halbig has stunning evidence that Sandy Hook Elementary School was closed months before ‘massacre’” (
              Instead, you zero in exclusively on the absence of Internet activity, claiming that “every school in the district was offline during a number of years,” but without giving us the supporting evidence.
              Finally, how do you define “direct evidence”? I’m asking you a serious epistemological question. The problem is this: without defining “direct evidence,” you can always conveniently and after-the-fact dismiss whatever evidence that is proffered as not constituting your undefined “direct evidence”.

            • See this recent post as well:
              Read about Operation Northwoods, and the history of Biological & Chemical weapons in the U.S. and you’ll quickly find that the U.S. Government was willing, even in that area to snooker the citizenry to force evil agendas, (Northwoods) even going as far as killing pregnant women and their children with radiation, while claiming the items in question were “vitamins” (Again deceit for their own agenda) for the purpose of “studying” the effects, or when they poisoned the men in Tuskegee with syphilis… or cut a deal with mad doctor ishii of japan, who experimented on american soldiers as well as his own countrymen, (considering them to be nothing but resources for his use and having no other value.) to keep him from being tried for war crimes etc. and on top of that even hired him. (This illustrates the vileness and downright evil the U.S. government had at that time, and still demonstratively has now, against the average citizen, and the soldiers.)
              Faking a school shooting for an agenda to profile & build a database on the citizenry in general, disarming them, and other purposes is easy comparatively, and well within their capabilities.

      • Watch CNN Accidentally Air the Truth About the #BORDERLINE ‘Event’ While Lying

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  52. Jayne E Sullivan

    This is all very interesting…..not sure what to think, But, I can believe is all was a hoax. Have to keep reading.

  53. If this was a hoax, and I believe it was by about 99%, there was an amazing amount of money paid to keep quiet.
    Now, you may remember that as of 2012, 3 trillion is missing/unaccounted for in the Dept. of Defense budget….so there.

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  55. Obvious that the school was closed and the shooter was home all day playing video games. Later, he and mother had an argument and both were shot in the ensuing physical struggle. Read the police report and understand rather than speculate.

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  59. El Donaldo Taco

    Our government is full of inept morons. How could any of them, deep state intelligence types included, make people keep this secret? There must have been hundreds of people involved. Emergency services, local police, federal agencies, local and national media; you name it. Not to mention the locals who lived in the area. How did “they” make so many people promise to keep quiet? No amount of hush money or threats could have kept everyone quiet all these years. People renege on their promises all the time; money or no money, threats or no threats. Don’t get me wrong, I have no faith or trust in our government and it would not surprise me if they tried to pull a stunt like this but I don’t think the fools in our government or all of these other people who were involved would have or could have kept this tale a secret all these years. Therefore, I don’t believe it was a total hoax only portrayed by actors and that no one died that day. That would be the secret that could not be kept.

    • Countless Sandy Hook skeptics have spent HUNDREDS of hours painstakingly combing through evidence, raising questions, and assembling counter-evidence. But you dismiss everything they’ve done on the basis of a simple, unexamined belief on your part that people can’t keep secrets, without bothering to address all the anomalies and questions raised.
      At a minimum, you are irresponsible and intellectually lazy.

      • It doesn’t matter that “skeptics have spent HUNDREDS of hours painstakingly combing through evidence”. A cover up of this magnitude would not be possible. As just one example, most of the people who live/lived within a ten mile area of the school would know whether or not the school was operational. Do you honestly think someone would not have said something if the incompetent Feds perpetrated this outlandish hoax?
        At a minimum, you need to remove your conspiracy goggles for a few minutes so you can see the light of day.
        It will be surprising if you have the integrity to print this. I doubt you are used to logical dissent.

        • “A cover up of this magnitude would not be possible.”
          How do you know that? Are you not familiar with other coverups?
          As just several examples – government, political and celebrity coverups that survived for many years while many people involved did not say something:
          Operation Northwoods
          Project MKUltra
          Operation Paperclip
          Ted Kennedy
          Eddie Mannix (he orchestrated coverups)
          Harvey Weinstein
          At a minimum, maybe you should remove your goggles for a few minutes so you can see the light of day. See here:

          I anxiously await for your logical dissent of each coverup listed above.

        • Hey, Cactus, who is really commenter El Donado Taco!

          Do you really think that you can get away with pretending to be a new commenter named “Cactus” when you are actually the commenter who calls himself “El Donado Taco”?
          How do I know that? Because both of your invented personas use EXACTLY THE SAME ANONYMIZED IP ADDRESS:! And both of you use the same email address, except Mr. Taco’s ends in and Cactus’ ends in
          Given that, I’ll just repeat the response I gave to your Taco persona:
          “Countless Sandy Hook skeptics have spent HUNDREDS of hours painstakingly combing through evidence, raising questions, and assembling counter-evidence. But you dismiss everything they’ve done on the basis of a simple, unexamined belief on your part that people can’t keep secrets, without bothering to address all the anomalies and questions raised. At a minimum, you are irresponsible and intellectually lazy.”

        • Here’s a quote from Seymour Hersch excellent memoir, “Reporter.” He’s talking about an accidental killing of 600 sheep when a biological-warfare test in Nevada went wrong, and which he went to investigate a year later: “It was the same old story: A local community financially dependent on the military had kept its collective mouth shut.” The same is possible in Newtown, though on a wider scale, especially when local people, even if not personally involved, are friends or relatives of those who are, and who are open to massive fraud charges if the truth gets out. This is also why, all these years later, the cover-up continues. Furthermore, you have the old problem well-expressed in “Three Days of the Condor”: You can tell the papers the truth, but where are you if they don’t print it?

  60. Amen, Dr. Eowyn.! I just realized all the conspiracy crap was actually True. Hope others wake up soon.,

  61. Greetings Dr.

    I was wondering if you have been able to go to Mick West’s metabunk website?He has a whole section trying to debunk Sandy Hook conspiracy arguments. It would be nice if you could do articles responding to his arguments since people like him can be extremely misleading. I have found the man to be very smart and deceptive. If you could do articles addressing his arguments against the Sandy Hook Conspiracy Truth I would be profoundly grateful. Thanks!


    PS, if I have written a similar message I do apologize since I don’t recall whether I successfuly posted the comment or not.

    • Thank you, Shaikh, for alerting us to Mick West’s website. What’s the URL?

      Alas, I simply don’t have the time or energy to get into an argument with West. If the thousands of Sandy Hook hoax online articles, including mine (many of which must be restored & republished after WordPress burned down FOTM on Aug. 15), and James Fetzer’s 2 edited volumes (which include some of my articles) aren’t enough to persuade people, then nothing can.

      Stay safe and well.

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