Next week is the 4th anniversary of the deadly shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut which took the lives of 20 children and 6 adults. It was one of the deadliest school shootings in American history and even more tragic because most of the victims were just small children. But as heartbreaking as this incident was, there are actually people who don’t even believe it really happened.
Those who believe events like these didn’t really happen are called “hoaxers,” which are basically conspiracy theorists who think mass killings reported on the news are just staged by the liberal government and media in order to push their gun control agenda. In fact, these hoaxers have gotten so bad that they’re actually threatening the parents of the victims from Sandy Hook Elementary.
In a recent interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper, the father of one of the child victims talked with Cooper about these hoaxers and about all the hate that he’s gotten from these people who think that he’s part of the conspiracy. The father, Len Pozner, told Cooper: “They think whenever they see anything on the web or on television that is a crime or mass casualty event, that it has to be a hoax.”
At least one hoaxer has repeatedly called Pozner and left numerous hateful voice mails for him. They’ve also hated on him online as well. He described the hateful comments as “pretty intense” and that they sent chills down his body when he heard them. Fortunately, the authorities got involved in tracking down the hoaxer who kept calling Pozner. The end result was a federal indictment of a Tampa women who has been charged with 4 counts of making threats against him. However, she is just one of many hoaxers out there and their numbers keep building up by the day.