A major contention of Sandy Hook skeptics is that Sandy Hook Elementary School (SHES) had been closed for some time before the shooting massacre on December 14, 2012. The skeptics point to the following evidence:
- Years before the massacre, the school was reported to be in disrepair and contaminated with environmental toxins, including the deadly asbestos.
- Absence of legally-required designated handicapped parking spaces and signage in the many aerial photographic and video images of the school’s parking lot taken by news media on the day of the massacre.
- Testimony from the Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine of the school’s lack of Internet activity from the beginning of 2008 through all of 2012.
- Refusal on the part of the State of Connecticut Freedom of Information Commission to provide Halbig with documents he’d requested invoking the Freedom of Information Act: SHES maintenance orders and emails from SHES principal Dawn Hochsprung to food services provider in the months immediately preceding the “massacre”.
- Photographic evidence of an abandoned school from the State of Connecticut’s Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection — of a dangerous, exposed metal rod on an exterior staircase; and classrooms and hallways jammed with furniture and office supplies in clear violation of the fire safety code.
- Evidence obtained by Wolfgang Halbig of SHES’s closure and the removal of its teachers and students to Chalk Hill Middle School in Monroe, CT, months before the massacre:
- An email exchange between SHES’s principal and school custodian on moving the school.
- An invoice from Dean Foods of a food delivery to SHES at Chalk Hill Middle School in Monroe, CT.
- A spreadsheet listing invoices of Dean Foods deliveries to SHES in Monroe.
- An email from an employee of Dean Foods confirming that the food deliveries were sent to SHES in Monroe.
- A USAC form indicating that services were provided Chalk Hill Middle School although that school hasn’t been used by the Monroe school district since June 2011.
- FCC Form 471 for the funding year 2012 of Newtown Public Schools includes Chalk Hill Middle School (CHMS) although CHMS is not in Newtown and was closed in 2012.
For images of the above evidence, see:
- Sandy Hook: 6 signs that school was closed before massacre
- Wolfgang Halbig has stunning evidence that Sandy Hook Elementary School was closed months before massacre
- More evidence that Sandy Hook Elementary School had moved to Monroe, CT before the shooting massacre
Now, Halbig has found more photographic evidence that Sandy Hook Elementary School (SHES) was in such disrepair, it could not have been a functioning school on December 14, 2012, the day of the shootings. The photos were taken on Dec. 13, 2012, a day before the shootings (source: Dropbox):
(1) An article in Newtown Bee on SHES being so contaminated with asbestos and other environmental toxins that it must be completely torn down and replaced with a brand new building:
(2) Huge cracks in the sidewalk in front of the school:
(3) The entire ceiling of the overhang canopy at the front entrance of SHES was full of mold, mildew and rotten wood:
(4) A side wall outside SHES’s front entrance had water stains from rain pouring through the roof line to flood the entrance:
(5) March Into Reading was a nationwide reading campaign in U.S. public schools which was promoted in March 2012. But a photo taken on December 13, 2013 shows a giant sign inside Classroom 12 of SHES, which says “March Into Reading Centers” — 9 months after the campaign.
(6) The wooden door of Classroom 6 was eroded by termites; the tiled wall next to the door was filthy:
(7) The interior of a classroom is in disrepair, with a broken thermostat, an empty paper-towel dispenser, and a rotted cabinet bottom:
(8) The interior of another school room shows rusty cabinet doors and a stained wooden door (circled in yellow); a microwave oven and a printer are next to a sink (see yellow arrow), which is a hazard:
(9) Restrooms for the handicapped and special-needs schoolchildren were used for storage and had no ADA-compliant grab bars or even toilet paper:
(10) The kitchen inside SHES was filthy and devoid of stove, washer, dryer and other kitchen equipments:
(11) Although the school was in disrepair, the 5-year (2011-2016) budget plan for SHES’s building and site maintenance projects shows nothing (zero $) for Year 1: 2011-2012:
Fellowship of the Minds thanks Mr. Halbig for his permission to post the above images.