The Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, never happened.
Yep, a lone gunman named Adam Lanza never walked into a primary school on December 14, 2012. He never shot and killed 20 children and 6 of their teachers. And those actions certainly didn’t tear apart countless lives and an entire community.
At least, that’s what a group of people in the US called ‘Truthers” want you to think.
This group reportedly believe the massacre was actually an “operation designed to open the door to the confiscation of all guns by the government”. They also believe that none of the children who died in their classrooms on December 14, 2012, actually died. Because according to the “Truthers”, the children never existed.
You can only imagine how that much feel for parents who lost a child on that horrible day; a punch in the guts, an insult to their babies’ memories.
Lynn McDonnell is the mother of Grace McDonnell, a 7-year-old girl who died on that horrible December day in Connecticut.
In the wake of Grace’s death, a playground was built in her honour in the town of Mystic, Connecticut. But in recent weeks, the park has been vandalised by the “Truthers” who think the Newtown massacre never actually happened.
This from US news outlet CBS:
William Lavin, who’s “Where Angels Play Foundation,” has been building playgrounds to honor all 26 victims, told The Day of New London McDonnell’s mother Lynn found out about the theft when the man who apparently took the sign called her. The thief reportedly told McDonnell he stole the sign because he believes the shooting at the school was a hoax.
Now as far as conspiracy theories go, this has to be pretty high up on the unbelievable and absurd scale, right? To think that a government would fake the death of 26 people just to start a conversation about the number of guns in the country? Let alone to then act on that conspiracy theory in a way that has further hurt already hurting families.