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Newtown conspiracy theory: FAU professor insists on cover up
Source: Examiner, 01/09/13
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By Bruce Baker
A Newtown conspiracy theory exists according to Florida Atlantic University (FAU) professor, James Tracy. In his belief, there are possibly contrived elements of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings by Adam Lanza, brought on by law enforcement and media sources. Additionally, Professor Tracy believes the Newtown conspiracy involves Obama's agenda on gun control.
According to a Jan. 9 report from WPTV, Tracy discussed the Connecticut school shootings on his blog. There, he makes recent posts about a so-called Newtown conspiracy theory that suggests certain things about the mass shootings were, well...made up or hidden from the public's eye.
Immediately, his posts on a bureaucratic cover up went viral. However, the public erupted in rage over his seemingly jaded and insensitive commentary. Now the embattled professor is speaking out.
In response to the backlash from his controversial statements Tracy said:
"In terms of saying that Sandy Hook, the Newtown massacre, did not take place is really a simplification - an oversimplification - of what I said," said Tracy, outside his classroom on FAU's Boca Raton campus. "I said that there may very well be elements of that event that are synthetic to some degree, that are somewhat contrived. I think that overall, the media really did drop the ball. I don't think that the media have gotten to the bottom of some of the things that may have taken place there."
The FAU professor came under fire over recent blog posts that suggest a lone gunman theory was contrived by federal, state and local authorities. If you're thinking this has hints of the swirling theories that surfaced in the wake of the JFK assassination, you're dead-on.
In that horrible moment in history, there was an establishment that believed Lee Harvey Oswald was a pawn and could not have killed President Kennedy alone. In other words, like Professor Tracy, conspiracy theorists suggested a cover up.
When asked about his Newtown conspiracy theory, Professor Tracy said that he does believe 20 children were gunned down. However, he continues to stand by his opinions of the Sandy Hook massacre.
Note: The school says Tracy's beliefs do not represent the opinions of FAU.