Tag: Sandy Hook Elementary School (Newtown, Conn)

Sandy Hook Father Is Awarded $450,000 in Defamation Case

A jury in Wisconsin has awarded $450,000 to the father of a 6-year-old killed in the 2012 school shooting in Newtown, Conn., after a judge ruled that the man had been defamed by the publication of a book denying that a shooting even took place. On Tuesday, a jury in Dane County determined the amount […]

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‘It’s Sick That We Have to Do This’: Do We Really Need Shooter Drills?

ImageCreditIllustration by Nicholas Konrad, Photoraphs by Dougal Brownlie/The Gazette, via AP; Erin Schaff for The New York Times This article is part of the Debatable newsletter. You can sign up here to receive it Tuesdays and Thursdays. Two weeks ago, on Long Island, West Babylon Junior High School rang in the new school year by […]

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Sandy Hook Conspiracy Theorist Loses to Father of 6-Year-Old Victim Over Hoax

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] Several years ago a small publishing house called Moon Rock Books published a 455-page volume that argued the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre had never happened. In a dozen chapters, the book professed, among other things, that the school […]

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Alex Jones of Infowars Is Said to Have Sent Child Porn in Sandy Hook Hoax Case

Lawyers representing several families of victims of the 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School said in court documents that Alex Jones, the conspiracy theorist and host of the InfoWars website, sent them child pornography and said they had reported it to the F.B.I. The families have filed a defamation suit against Mr. Jones, who […]

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A Lesson of Sandy Hook: ‘Err on the Side of the Victims’

NEWTOWN, Conn. — Scarlett Lewis sees reminders of her son Jesse — who died at age 6 with 19 classmates and six educators in the 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting — in photographs on her refrigerator door, in portraits she painted of him from memory and now, uncomfortably, in the Newtown Community Center, a soaring […]

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