State dismissive of truthers’ Newtown hoax claims

628x471By Neil Vigdor

Connecticut’s attorney general has swatted away multiple requests — made by conspiracy theorists — for a state investigation into whether the worst elementary school shooting in U.S. history was a hoax.

George Jepsen, a Democrat in his first term as the state’s top lawyer, expressed his bewilderment and disgust at the nature of those requests during an interview Wednesday with Hearst Connecticut Newspapers.

“Obviously, they have asked us to investigate whether the tragedy took place or whether it was framed by the government,” Jepsen said. “We dismissed that out of hand and we don’t investigate. It saddens and sickens me.”

Twenty children ages 7 and under and six female educators were gunned down with a semi-automatic rifle on Dec. 14 when Adam Lanza forced his way into Newtown’s Sandy Hook Elementary School and sprayed the classrooms, hallways and bathrooms with bullets before turning a pistol on himself.

A Danville, Va., woman claimed to the newspaper that she recently contacted Jepsen’s staff, State Police and the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner to ask them to separate fact from fiction.

When reached on her cellphone Wednesday, the woman asked that her name be withheld from publication because she was fearful of retribution.

“There is no Sandy Hook Elementary School. It is not listed anywhere as an operating school,” the woman said in an initial message. “I have raw footage from a helicopter” a news broadcasting service had taken just after the so-called massacre, which clearly shows the massacre never happened, either. A week ago, I would have said I was crazy. I’m not crazy. It definitely never happened.”

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“No one has asked our office to look into conspiracy theories,” Sedensky said.

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