Where are the Sandy Hook Elementary surveillance tapes?

After the shooting at Columbine High School, the school's surveillance tapes were released and so was other material. Consequently, Michael Moore had the following for his film Bowling for Columbine:

Did you see it/hear it?

*handfuls of emergency call recordings
*footage of the assailants
*footage of shooting and molotov cocktails being thrown
*testimony from crying bystanders.

Evidence of a shooting at Columbine High School.

Now flash forward to the alleged massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary. No surveillance video has been released. All we have is helicopter footage from the day of the shooting, including one video which shows a man wearing camo pants and running away from the school into the woods chased by police.

We are being told the man who was chased into the woods was not involved in the shooting. Here's another thing we are being told: those who "post misinformation on social media sites will be prosecuted".

I wonder: will he prosecute the corporate media sources who initially told us that the killer's mom worked at the school, that the killer was Ryan Lanza, that the killer had been buzzed into the building by security and had not shot his way in? And what about the police who told us that the shooter had four handguns, no wait, three weapons, including a shotgun, no, a Bushmaster and two handguns? Will they be prosecuted?

As for the possibility that the killer, or killers, were captured on video: WTNH Channel 8 reported (and CBS 2 reported) that Sandy Hook Elementary had sent a letter to parents about the new security system to be put into service at the beginning of the 2012-2013 school year. Here’s the letter:

Dear Members of our Sandy Hook Family,

Our district will be implementing a security system in all elementary schools as part of our ongoing efforts to ensure student safety. As usual, exterior doors will be locked during the day. Every visitor will be required to ring the doorbell at the front entrance and the office staff will use a visual monitoring system to allow entry. Visitors will still be required to report directly to the office and sign in. If our office staff does not recognize you, you will be required to show identification with a picture id. Please understand that with nearly 700 students and over 1000 parents representing 500 SHS families, most parents will be asked to show identification.

Doors will be locked at approximately 9:30 a.m. Any student arriving after that time must be walked into the building and signed in at the office. Before that time our regular drop-off procedures will be in place. I encourage all parents to have their children come to school and return home on the bus and to remain in school for the entire school day. The beginning and ending of our school day are also important instructional times and therefore we want all our students to reap the benefits of full participation in our program. We need your help and cooperation for our system to work effectively. Our office staff is handling multiple tasks. Though they will work diligently to help you into the building as quickly as possible, there may be a short delay until someone can view you on the handset and allow you to come in electronically. There are times during the day when office personnel are on the telephone, addressing student concerns, or in the copy room; there are other times when only one person is in the front office. Please help our staff by identifying yourself and provide your child’s name. Keep in mind we will be following our district guidelines which may need revision once we test the system. Please know your involvement continues to be critical to our school’s effectiveness and your child’s success. We continue to encourage and value your presence in our classrooms and are counting on your cooperation with the implementation of this safety initiative.

Sincerely, Mrs. Hochsprung


So was a surveillance video system installed prior to the alleged shooting? Didn't Sandy Hook Elementary at least have surveillance cameras around the perimeter of the school, like many public buildings do? Where is this footage?


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