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Newtown Official To FAU: Fire Prof Who Said Shooting Used Actors

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BOCA RATON (CBSMiami) – FAU Professor James Tracy asserted Monday that the December shooting which left 26 dead at a Newtown, Conn. elementary school may have used actors hired by the Obama Administration. Now that town’s top elected official has asked FAU to fire him.

Via email, Newtown First Selectman E. Patricia Llodra called Tracy an “embarrassment” to FAU and all educators for espousing what she called “his outlandish conspiracy theories,” reports the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

“Shame on you, too, FAU, to even have someone like this on your payroll,” wrote Llodra, a former teacher. “I can assure you, sadly, that the events here in Newtown unfolded exactly as are being reported, with the horrible outcome of the violent death of 26 innocent people, including 20 children.”

In several posts on his blog, memoryholeblog.com, Tracy, 47, suggests the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary may have been an event staged with hired actors and orchestrated by the Obama Administration to promote gun control.

Read how FAU’s president responded to Professor Tracy’s comments in the full article.

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