FALSE FLAG?: NOBODY AT VICTIMIZED SCHOOL HAS EVER HEARD OF NANCY LANZA-SHE NEVER WORKED THERE
There have been a lot of factual errors in the chaotic rush to get details about today‚Äôs shooting in Connecticut. But one fact that seemed established across the board was that victim Nancy Lanza, the mother of alleged shooter Adam Lanza, was a teacher at the Sandy Hook Elementary School ‚ÄĒ specifically that it was her class that Adam Lanza massacred.
But this story just out in the¬†Journal¬†suggests that‚Äôs not true.
Oddly, it‚Äôs buried down at the bottom of the story, almost as an afterthought ‚Ä¶
A former school board official in Newtown called into question earlier reports that Nancy Lanza had been connected to Sandy Hook Elementary School, possibly as part of the teaching staff.‚ÄúNo one has heard of her,‚ÄĚ said¬†Lillian Bittman, who served on the local school board until 2011. ‚ÄúTeachers don‚Äôt know her.‚ÄĚ
It‚Äôs mentioned so offhandedly. And this apparent fact was so widely reported that I‚Äôm still wondering if I‚Äôm misreading these two grafs. But it seems hard to read it any other way.
As embarrassing as it for news organizations to get facts wrong on a story like this (and I‚Äôm proud of how our staff held back on a number of ‚Äėfacts‚Äô today that turned out to be wrong), we shouldn‚Äôt be surprised that there‚Äôs a great deal of confusion in such a chaotic situation. But this would seem to upend even our tentative understanding of the motive for the massacre itself.
Late Update: The¬†story¬†still up on the¬†Times¬†website suggests otherwise but in a much less specific way ‚Ä¶
His mother, Nancy, kept their home in Newtown, a prosperous, hilly enclave of spacious, newer homes about five miles from the elementary school where she taught kindergarten. Adam Lanza is thought to have been living in the house, too.
Later Update: The¬†Post¬†also still identifies her as a teacher at the school in a piece timestamped less than an hour ago ‚Ä¶
His parents, Nancy and Peter Lanza, separated about a decade ago, and his mother, a kindergarten teacher at Sandy Hook, remained in the family‚Äôs home with her sons, Adam and Ryan Lanza, according Ryan Kraft, now 25, who was a neighbor.”