Wolfgang Halbig claims that he was the Vice Principal at Lake Mary High School in Seminole County, Florida. That school’s web site has major gaps according to The WayBack Machine. If one did not understand the Internet and used Fetzer’s faulty logic, he/she might assume that the school was closed. Or, does it simply mean that the web master prevented The WayBack Machine from crawling it? Just search for Lake Mary High School in Lake Mary, Florida, type the school’s URL into The WayBack Machine and look at all of the big gaps. Fetzer and the person he considers “a meticulous scholar,” Maria Hsia Chang (aka: Dr. Eowyn) offer The WayBack Machine as proof that SHES was closed. See page 34 in Fetzer’s “book.”
One of Halbig’s companies was the National Institute for School and Workplace Safety (NISWS). On March 10, 2014, I used the WayBack Machine to verify the history of NISWS which is no longer functional. I received this message: Page cannot be crawled or displayed due to robots.txt. See www.nisws.com robots.txt page. Learn more about robots.txt:
Dr. Maria Hsia Chang contributed three chapters to Fetzer’s book, Nobody Died at Sandy Hook, It was a FEMA Drill to Promote Gun Control. In her chapter, Six Signs Sandy Hook Elementary School was Closed, on page 34, Dr. Chang wrote, “Arguably, the most compelling evidence that SHES had long been abandoned before the 2012 massacre is the testimony from the Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine of the school’s lack of of Internet activity from the beginning of 2008 through all of 2012.” That’s it, the WayBack Machine is the “most compelling evidence?” And some people actually believe the denialists instead of checking the facts?
CW Wade wrote, “The Wayback machine DOES NOT monitor internet activity from a given facility. The Wayback Machine crawls and archives webpages. It has nothing to do with “internet usage” of a facility. This is common knowledge; so Fetzer is simply intentionally passing along misinformation. SHES changed websites at least 3 times, thus accounting for most periods of inactivity. Fetzer only examines one of the websites. However, the primary debunking is shown when examining all of Newtown’s schools.” From Metabunk: Any website can change their settings to exclude archiving from Wayback Machine. Considering ALL Newtown School’s are missing certain periods of time, its obvious the district web-masters disabled archiving.”
“In any event Fetzer’s claim that there is no “internet activity” is false on it’s face and in fact flies in the face of logic because the Wayback machine simply does not measure Internet activity. One wonders, why there is significant presence of Apple IPAD’s and Laptops within the school, if in fact there was no Internet usage.”
The following list of The Sandy Hook Connection weekly newsletter is obviously incomplete but gives a sufficient sampling as proof that the school was open. Mike Flagg created a comprehensive article that totally refuted the idea that the school was closed. CW Wade posted it here.
Unfortunately, the links to the The Sandy Hook Connection newsletter are no longer live. However, a very big thanks to the individual who maintains the FaceBook page Sandy Hook Tragedy Facts. That individual used the WayBack Machine to find several issues of the said newsletter. That is the same archival system that Jim Fetzer and other denialists use to claim that the school was closed. Those who buy into that ridiculous theory do not have a clue about how that archival system works. For a wonderful article that employs some of the SHES scrapbook photos for 2011-2012 that correlate to various articles in The Sandy Hook Connection, please visit SANDY HOOK ELEMENTARY WAS OPEN, PART SIX: THE 2011-2012 SCRAPBOOK