A community board stands strong against trolls.
A dozen or so self-described skeptics of official accounts of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting appeared Tuesday night at the Board of Education meeting, each taking the allotted three minutes to address pointed questions to board members.
Wolfgang Halbig, the most prominent member of the group, raised questions about everything from the scale of police response that day to their refusal to accept his expert help in analyzing the event.
But board members refused to take the bait, remaining silent throughout presentations by Halbig and several of his supporters who followed him to the microphone.
The audience also stayed silent. Until the last person noted it was a shame that the community had been turned into such a circus. That garnered some applause that was silenced.
The fringe theorists and critics were ignored in a show of solidarity from the board in support of their community still coming to grips with the unimaginable tragedy that occurred there. It sounded like a quite a scene. They refused to play into the hands of those who would criticize without constructive comments and speculate and accuse without foundation.
I so SO wish all such nonsense, thoughtless shit stirrers would be treated this way. They are not worthy of a dignified response.
20 children and 6 adults were shot in an attack on the school by a 20 year old man on Dec 14, 2012. How chastising the administrators and public servants helps at this point, I can’t fathom.
(Once again note that “skeptic” is used to describe an attitude of denial of evidence. That’s a shame but the use is what it is. Sound skepticism weighs the evidence to draw a reasoned conclusion.)