A Florida Atlantic University professor questions whether the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown was a hoax. The communications professor also maintains that the Connecticut school shooting was generated by President Barack Obama’s administration to sway views on gun control.
Professor James Tracy is allegedly known for his conspiracy theories, Radar Online noes. Tracy created a chronological Newtown massacre timeline on his MemoryHoleBlog.com website. The Florida professor who believes that the Sandy Hook school shootings might not really have happened, has also given radio interviews on the subject.
An excerpt from James Tracy’s blog reads:
“As documents relating to the Sandy Hook shooting continue to be assessed and interpreted by independent researchers, there is a growing awareness that the media coverage of the massacre of 26 children and adults was intended primarily for public consumption to further larger political ends. 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.”
Tracy, 47, is a former union leader and a tenured associate professor of media history at the Florida Atlantic University. He also teaches a course entitled, “Culture of Conspiracy.”
Florida Atlantic University Media Director Lisa Metcalf appears to want nothing to do with James Tracy’s comments about the school shooting in Newtown, Fox News notes. Metcalf had this to say in response to questions about the Florida professor’s allegations that Sandy Hook was a hoax:
“James Tracy does not speak for the university. The website on which his post appeared is not affiliated with FAU in any way.”