Although the Connecticut State Police have attempted to reassure the public that the case on Sandy Hook is closed, there remain details that call the official story into doubt. One of these numerous anomalies is an online story published in the local paper “The Newtown Bee,” on the morning of the alleged shootings, in which there is what appeared to be an interview with the principal of Sandy Hook Elementary School, Dawn Hochsprung.
“Sandy Hook School principal Dawn Hochsprung told the Bee that a masked man entered the school with a rifle and started shooting multiple shows – more than she could count – that went “on and on.” – from the story.
Disturbingly, Principal Dawn Hochsprung was later reported to have been one of the first victims of the shooting, reportedly while defending her students. Three days later the original story was replaced with a retraction:
“An early online report from the scene at the December 14 shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School quoted a woman who identified herself to our reporter as the principal of the school. The woman was not the school’s principal, Dawn Hochsprung, who was killed in the Friday morning attack. The quote was removed from subsequent online versions of the story, but the original story did remain in our online archive for three days before being deleted.
We apologize for whatever confusion this may have caused our readers and for any pain or anguish it may have cause the Hochsprung family.” – Retraction issued by The Newtown Bee, December 17, 2012
So who was it who falsely identified herself as the principal, if this is indeed the case? She was well known in the small community. This is just one of the many questions surrounding the alleged school massacre, which media and government have since used to advocate stricter gun laws.
More to come on the Sandy Hook story. Further reading and sources: