At Florida Atlantic University, a professor is promoting a theory that the tragic shooting in Newtown, Connecticut might not have actually happened.
James Tracy, a communications professor at Florida Atlantic University, wrote on his blog last month that the Newtown shooting didn't exactly happen in the way the media portrayed it, and that the Obama administration might have had something to do with it.
"While the incident is ostensibly being handled by Connecticut law enforcement, early reports indicate how federal authorities were on the scene as the 911 call was received. Regardless of where one stands on the Second Amendment and gun control, it is not unreasonable to suggest the Obama administration complicity or direct oversight of an incident that has in very short order sparked a national debate on the very topic—and not coincidentally remains a key piece of Obama’s political platform........While it sounds like an outrageous claim, one is left to inquire whether the Sandy Hook shooting ever took place—at least in the way law enforcement authorities and the nation’s news media have described."
According to a local NBC affiliate, Tracy also believes that trained "crisis actors" were employed by the Obama administration to play the role of grieving parents. The Media Director at Florida University, Lisa Metcalf, is trying to put space between Tracy's comments and school stating that: "James Tracy does not speak for the university. The website on which his post appeared is not affiliated with FAU in any way."
When 20 children were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut last month, an entire country grieved. Despite what some might feel about gun rights and the 2nd Amendment, to use the tragedy as a vehicle for a conspiracy theory is as low as one could possibly go.