Submitted by Babe Truth
[Dated April 27, 2015, received via US Post]
Dear Dr. Tracy,
I hope this finds you well. I’ve been following your blog for several years and greatly appreciate your insights, perspectives and analysis on the confluence of current events. The MHB community also adds intelligent commentary on your posts, so it’s always a pleasure to visit the site (especially knowing what you went through to maintain it in the face of challenges by colleagues and administrators).
On the topic of SHES and Newtown, you’ve been at the forefront. MHB’s inclusion of the efforts of Sofia Smallstorm and Wolfgang Halbig (among others) makes it a must-read blog on a regular basis.
But there’s one aspect of SHES that it appears needs to be clarified, especially as Mr. Halbig continues to question the “official story.”
It seems as if there was an actual Sandy Hook Elementary School functioning at the time of the shooting, with real teachers and real kids.
(Whether SHES was in the building near the firehouse or at another location is an entirely different inquiry – addressed briefly below.)
The name of your blog refers to “1984’s” infamous Memory Hole where ingsoc’s mistakes were “corrected” and all previous copies of newspapers destroyed. But copies of Newtown Bee did exist in Connecticut libraries prior to the December 14, 2012 incident, and a visit to the library outside of Danbury was highly instructive. During this visit, a review of the newspapers in the weeks prior to the incident strongly indicated that the elementary school was functioning (perhaps in a different structure, though).
Consider the following tearsheets of which are enclosed for your consideration:
Friday, November 16, 2012. “Students Celebrate Veterans Day.” Column 2, 4th full graf [sic]. References to a SHES breakfast for veterans held in the elementary school’s cafeteria. The activities are covered in three grafs and makes references to 4th grade teacher Kate Anderhhaggen [sic] and music teacher Mary Rose Kristopik. Article includes a photo of SHES student Lauren Ryder with her father, taken in the school cafeteria on November 12.
Friday, November 23, 2012. “Schools Collect Donations for WINs Thanksgiving Baskets.” This article references SHES contributions (grafs 3 and 4) and has a photo of SHES students doing a ‘Turkey Trot’ in the playground outside. Friday, December 7, 2012. “Sandy Hook School’s ‘Appy’ Hour.” Article on a day-long event at SHES on December 4, 2012 — ten days before the Lanza incident — on technology and learning conducted by librarian Yvonne Cech. Principal Hochsprung is referenced in the article.
What is one to make of this series of offhand articles that were published in the weeks leading up to the Lanza incident? While keeping an open mind on all hypotheses, it’s now difficult for citizen researchers (including Wolfgang) [to maintain] that SHES was not a functioning school on December 14, 2012. That said, it could very well be that the school was moved to the neighboring Chalk Hill Elementary School prior to 2012, and not [on] January 3, 2013 as reported. that would explain subsequent reports from Citizen Journalists visiting the town in the aftermath who believe that the school was slated for demolition.
(Note: During the research, I did come across the blurb about the school board debating whether to tear down the school and build a new one in the months before the Lanza incident, but the cost was deemed too prohibitive for the town. Unfortunately, I cannot find my photocopy of the article.)
I hope you’ll consider scanning these articles and including them as a blog post. They may not add up to much, but they clearly refute Wolfgang’s oft-stated position that SHES was not a functioning school. SHES definitely was functioning, but perhaps not in the building we’ve been led to believe is Sandy Hook itself.
Have a great summer break and keep up the astounding quality of your blog.
PS – Some names from the papers that may be worth following up on (e.g., “Where Are They Now?”)
*Natalie Hammond – allegedly shot by Lanza and SHES activist *Cathy Dahlmeyer – EMT First Responder
*William Chapman & Scott Smith – cops who “found the bodies, scooped up the girl.” *Whoever installed the new security system in Sandy Hook Elementary School
*Morgan Kaolian – AEROPIX who supposedly took pictures of the incident by helicopter
*EMT Roger Connor Jr. of Redding.