Conspiracy kooks are infuriating. Their insane method of reasoning has become a viral phenomenon, especially after the rise of the Internet. But none have been more despicable and brazen than the Sandy Hook truthers: folks who are convinced the tragic killing of 20 children and 6 staff at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut was all an elaborate hoax.
Sandy Hook truthers have embarked on a bizarre campaign of harassment, which includes calling the parents of the deceased, accusing them of being participants in the hoax. But now, one of these intellectual troglodytes is getting held accountable for his actions, and he’s 30 year-old Timothy Rogalski.
From WFSB News:
The staff of the school, which is located in Monroe, said a man left four disturbing messages on the school’s answering machine accusing them of fabricating the shooting that left 26 students and staff dead on Dec. 14, 2012.
He called again later Tuesday morning and allegedly spoke with an administrative assistant at the school.
Police said they were able to trace the calls back to Rogalski. He was then arrested at his home in Wallingford.
He originally used his father’s name in the first call and said he wanted to enroll a child.
“I just wanted to make sure that there was going to be no fake shooting on the day that I enrolled him,” Rogalski said according to court records. “I just wanted to clarify that he wouldn’t get shot by a fake Adam Lanza.”
“I know I may have offended people, but they were words, and I made no threats. I wasn’t going to do anything,” Rogalski said to the court.
According to police, Rogalski called the school again and told a secretary his daughter would be absent. When the secretary asked for a name, he allegedly gave the name of Dawn Hochsprung, the principal who was killed in the shooting. The secretary then hung up the phone.
Rogalski is being held on $50,000 bond.
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