The preposterous claim – which has since become denier canon – that Sandy Hook Elementary School was closed in 2008 due to non-existent “asbestos contamination” is not based on any actual evidence, but has been made solely out of convenience. Trying to explain how in the world President Obama or FEMA or the lizard people could successfully pull off a convincing phony school shooting in an abandoned school is tricky enough, but trying to solve how they could perform such a feat in a bustling elementary school, full of hundreds and hundreds of children, is infinitely more so. But whether it’s four years or four days, Sandy Hook deniers have flat-out failed to produce even one iota of proof in the three and a half years since the shooting. This is indisputable.

Meanwhile, there exists a truly impressive amount of evidence to the contrary, further re-enforcing the incredibly obvious: Sandy Hook Elementary School was (of course) open and fully operational on December 14th, 2012, when Adam Lanza shot his way into the school and murdered twenty-six people. The school was not shuttered in 2008 (nor 2009, 2010, etc), and those who continue to insist that it was are either liars, out to make a quick buck; the mentally ill; or gullible ignoramuses. But at least there’s a glimmer of hope for the latter, and that’s one of the big reasons that this series of entries – and even this site itself – exists.

As explored in “Sandy Hook Elementary Was Open, Part Ten: 95 More Photos From Sandy Hook School”,  media outlets that typically cover the Newtown area – particularly The Newtown Bee – have written about Sandy Hook Elementary literally hundreds upon hundreds of times since the school was built in 1956. And between the Bee, the Danbury Newstimes, and the Newtown Patch, there have at least one hundred and eighty articles written about the school between the years of 2008 and 2012 alone. There are likely many more, but digging through The Newtown Bee’s archives for the appropriate material proved to be a bit cumbersome, so these results are not comprehensive. Still, in what should come as a shock to absolutely no one, none of these articles paint a picture anything other than an active, functional elementary school, regularly attended by hundreds of children. Not a single one of them alludes to the school being closed, even temporarily (beyond the expected winter and summer breaks). Not one! The CT Post wrote about the end of Monroe’s Chalk Hill Middle School(which – as an actual abandoned school – acted as the temporary home for Sandy Hook’s students), and New Jersey’s Marlton Sun recently wrote about the impending closure of the Florence V. Evans Elementary School in EveshamThe Newtown Bee even covered Newtown’s discussions regarding possibly closing Newtown Middle School back in 2011. So if the school was in fact closed (and it wasn’t), then why isn’t there a single article anywhere detailing the last days of Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown? I mean, Iknow the answer.