Top news coming in to a cold San Francisco today is about Sandy Hook Elementary school and the horror of the tragedy that took place there in Newtown, CT.
Everyone who has heard the story has been shocked. All except one.
That one person is Professor James Tracy who hails from Florida Atlantic University.
Prof. Tracy has long been doubtful of what he reads in the media. Prof. Tracy is saying, according to webpronews.com:
"that he believes the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings didn’t happen the way we were told…if they happened at all."
Tracy himself has told reporters:
“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."
Prof.Tracy has written, in an in-depth posting on his blog, an outline of how the day occurred and all the reports--especially the conflicting ones--that the media announced on the day of the Sandy Hook shooting.
He accuses the media of posting anything they came across without verifying first whether it was true or not.
Conflicting reports, however, are often what happens when a mass tragedy occurs, says webpronews.com
San Francisco resident, Amy Tan concurs: "I think it was understandable that the media didn't get everything right at the beginning. How could they? Nobody had all the facts until much later on. But the reporters wanted to get the information out to the public as soon as possible and they did the best job they could with the information they had at the time. History often shows that things were not the way they seemed at the beginning. Don't they say that hindsight is 20/20 vision? I think that's the case here."
San Francisco resident, Katie Adler says: "I have heard that the statements Prof. Tracy has made have gone viral and some people are outraged about it. But so what? He's just a man giving his opinion. Do I think he should lose his job over it as I have heard Florida Atlantic might do? No. I think he is entitled to his opinion, everyone is. But he sounds to me like he's just someone trying to get attention. And it sounds like we are all doing a pretty good job of giving it to him."
Adam Lanza was the shooter that Prof. Tracy is referring to. Lanza shot himself after entering the Sandy Hook Elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut. There he shot 26 people, 20 of whom were children, ages 6 and 7.
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