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There is something very wrong with the entire story.  This blog has many articles dealing with the primary inconsistencies still remaining in this case.  See the blog menu to the right. When you are done with this article you will find plenty to keep your brain busy.

I have done my best to keep up with the various other blogs and videos calling attention to various discrepancies in the case but no one seems to be focusing on what I consider to be one of the key problems with Sandy Hook (and there are so many)…the number of child victims and where they were located when found. The official narrative echoed in all main stream media and virtually all MSM based blogs tell us the same story; that all but one of Lauren Rousseau’s class perished, that Soto had managed to hide seven of her students in a closet (later found safe and sound) and that she had bravely confronted the shooter telling him that her class was in the auditorium.  We were also told that some of Soto’s children tried to run and were shot dead along with Soto.   It makes no sense but for the sake of this discussion, let’s play along like good little boys and girls  and see where it takes us.

Picture this: Here comes Adam Rambo, boy vegetarian, toting weapons and ammunition that weighs more than he does.  First, he blasts through reinforced glass and wiggles himself and all his gear through the hole he made.  The principal and psychologist are gunned down in the lobby and a third woman, the lead teacher, Natalie Hammond, is wounded but survives.

I’d like to pause here for a moment.  If you are the head of a school and you have been trained on how to execute a school lock down, do you rush toward the thunder of gunshots or do you lock the entry door to your main office, jump on the P.A. and order an immediate lock down while ordering  your secretary to call the police?  Perhaps they were responding  to a noise other than gunfire?  I would surmise that they heard glass breaking but for the fact that the glass was likely well reinforced to be at least bullet resistant, if not bullet proof.

Returning to the official narrative, Natalie Hammond, lead teacher, had followed the principal and psychologist as they departed from the conference room where they had been conferring with a parent.  Having mowed down the principal and psychologist, Rambo mysteriously allowed Natalie Hammond to crawl away, wounded as she was in the leg, hand and foot, bleeding profusely no doubt, and leaving a blood trail… no doubt. Hammond managed to hide behind a door.  The principal’s secretary also hid behind a door.  The nurse, Sarah (Sally) Cox took cover under her computer desk.   The shooter walked into her office.   Instead of following Ms. Hammond’s blood trail and finishing her off, he continued along  to the nurse’s office.

According to Ms. Cox, he was twenty feet away.   She saw him from the knees down and only for a few seconds through a hole cut for computer wiring. Inexplicably, the shooter turned and walked out of the principal’s annex.  We are told he then turned left and headed down the kindergarten corridor. He proceeds to walk past Ms. Roig’s kindergarten class in room one, even though she is busy jamming everybody into a tiny bathroom, making plenty of noise in the process…the screeching of chairs, the pattering of children’s feet across the floor, the sound of a bookcase being pulled across the bathroom door.  Rambo even bypasses Ms. Soto’s class in classroom two.

Rousseau's Class

Lauren Rouesseau’s Class

He went straight to Ms. Rousseau’s group in room number three.  We are told that her room wasn’t locked.  Being a substitute, we were told, she was not given a key. According to official reports circulated by the media, they were all huddled in a far corner of the room.  Police  found one child there barely alive, but the child died at the hospital.  One other child survived by playing dead and she was covered in her classmates’ blood.  In this room, we are told that 14 of 15 children died along with Rousseau and her teaching assistant.

Soto’s room was next.  He doubled back.  He could have continued down the hall or crossed the hall, but he doubled back.  We were never told if Soto’s room was locked.  Assuming  that it was, entry would had to have taken place with great force.  Yet there was no report of her door being breached.  If the lock was fired on, there would be a great deal of damage to it.  Any group of first responders would have stopped there first, one would think, seeing the damage.

The two boys, Aidan Licata and Bryce Maksel, who were in the group that escaped simply stated that when the shooter came into the room they immediately ran. Neither boy said that the shooter blasted the lock first.  So, Soto’s room must have been unlocked …or the shooter had a key.

Staying with official versions, officers discovered seven children alive and well locked in a closet in Ms. Soto’s room.  They have said that the information about Ms Soto telling the shooter that her children were in the auditorium came from these survivors.  In addition, we are told, several of her students made an attempt to flee, but were killed in the act by the shooter.

Here is another spot to hit the pause button.  If Soto had hidden all of her class, then why did some run?  Wouldn’t they have remained where the were?  It seems she had managed to hide only seven.  And if the remaining children were out in plain sight, what good does it do to tell a shooter that the children were somewhere else?  It’s nonsense, but it keeps getting repeated by MSM as if it were gospel.  It reminds me of that “Let’s roll” meme born out of the Flight 93 myth spun from 911.  Had the entire class been hidden, none would have run.  If the shooter entered her room while she was in the act of hiding them, it would do no good to say that they were in the auditorium.  There is no way to salvage this account.  It is, at least in part, an invention.

Moving on to the math, having been told that Rousseau lost fourteen of her fifteen students, and that twenty died in total, six students had to have died in Soto’s room.  Six dead plus seven in a closet equals thirteen. Additionally, a number of children  ran from Soto’s room.  Thankfully, they escaped uninjured.  From official reports, we can not be absolutely certain how many there were, but we do know for certain that there were no fewer than four because the police scanner audio includes an officer reporting in that he is transporting four children over to the fire house.  No fewer than four, and according to Bryce Maksel’s mother, actually a total of five .  So, now we have to add those four to the thirteen which equals seventeen. And if we accept the eyewitness account of six year old Bryce Maksel who told his parents that there were four children with him, this would equal eighteen children. The problem with either account is that Ms Soto had only fifteen (or possibly sixteen) students.  She did not have eighteen.

A friend of Soto’s had written a tribute to Soto: “I talked to Vicki Tuesday and she told me that she loved her 16 angels and never wanted to let them go. Today when the shooting started Vicki hid her kids in closets and when the gunman came into her room she told them the class was in gym. She was then murdered. Not one of her students were harmed. Words can not express how heartbreaking and tragic this. I will miss you dearly.”   Here is where this account can be found:

You will notice that the “friend” says that Vicki “had hidden all of her students and that not one was harmed”.   We know that “not one was harmed” is not true.  We also know that if some children were not locked in a closet and able to run, then there was no point in telling the shooter that they were somewhere else, so can we rely on this “friend’s” account of sixteen students?  I think not.  The class photo shows fifteen students. Until and unless we can obtain an authentic roster of her class, the only evidence is the photo.  I know that children sometimes miss picture day, but for now, I want to stick with what we can see.  There are few enough facts as it is.

Soto Class 2012

Victoria Soto’s Class

The class photo shows fifteen students.  If we accept the official story, we total too many students between the two classes.  Fourteen dead in Rousseau’s room plus one Rousseau survivor plus seven in Soto’s closet plus six that died with Soto plus five that ran equals…thirty three.  We need to total thirty, thirty one max. This is where Mrs. Maksel’s testimony comes in to help us.  She went to the fire house to wait for her son Bryce to be brought there from the police station.  He and his companions had been picked up by the sister of CT State House Rep John Frey.

Sandy Hook Survivor

Survivor Bryce Maksel

Mrs. Maksel told us two important things; when she arrived at the fire house, there were only five students there from Ms. Soto’s class and that there were five other students total that escaped the room, including her son Bryce.  That’s ten survivors, but one girl survived from Rousseau’s room and that equals eleven. And eleven is one too many. The five children already at the fire station could have only come from the group that had been locked in a closet.  We are left to wonder why all reports said there were seven alive in the closet.  Seven students in the closet throws off even the “official” story that we just analyzed.  To sum up the official story;

A)  Total students: 30

Total deceased: 20

Survivors should be 10 


B) Total students:31

Total deceased: 20

Survivors should be 11

Official survivor count:

  •  1 girl who played dead from Rousseau’s class
  • 7 children in a locked closet in Soto’s room
  • 6 children who ran (per Gene Rosen) from Soto’s class

Survivors:  14  (We can only have 10 or 11 survivors, not 14)

More likely survivor count:

  •  1 girl who played dead from Rousseau’s class
  • 5 children in a locked closet in Soto’s room
  • 5 children who ran (per Mrs Maksel) from Soto’s class

Survivors:  11

In the midst of all this dizzying math, we are forced to consider an entirely  different reality.  Before we go any further, why don’t we carefully examine the two class photos?  Count the total number of children who are not identified, either by name or inset thumbnail photo.  Those would be the survivors and there are twelve.  We were told that fourteen died from Rousseau’s class, but we count thirteen.

Thirteen deceased from Rousseau’s class plus five deceased from Soto’s class yields a very interesting tally, as we will see in a minute.   The total is eighteen.  Remember that…eighteen.

Let us go back in time to the very first reports of Sandy Hook.  The initial reports said that eighteen students died.  In listening to the polices scanner,  we hear an officer reporting in at 10:31am that “one of the places is in the kitchen– teacher and eighteen kids there”.  He made this report twice and used the word “victims“.  There can be no mistake about this.  The officer is not referring to classrooms.  He clearly says “kitchen“.  The kitchen must be near or connected to the cafeteria where we were told that twenty five children were rehearsing.

So then, suppose we do the math from here instead of the two classrooms.  We will assume that Ms Rousseau’s class and most of Ms Soto’s class were rehearsing for their grade level contribution to planned holiday performances.  They were both first grade.   We will also assume that five, not seven, of Ms Soto’s students remained in the classroom, and subsequently hidden in a closet, probably by her teaching assistant who most likely did not have her own key and like Rousseau, could not lock the door.

Five alive in Soto’s closet plus twenty five rehearsing equal thirty.  Here is the first time that we find a balanced equation with evidence to match (the two class photos).  If we go back to the official story, we have to assume 31 children total in order for the math to work.  But the children were not found in the classrooms, they were found in a closet in the kitchen.  The evidence for this is straight from the police scanner.

One child, Rousseau’s, survived by playing dead. She was covered with classmates blood. She would have been in some tight area with other students for that to happen, so we will assume that there were actually nineteen students in the kitchen closet before the police opened the door.  If six were able to run (Gene Rosen’s story), then we have another balanced equation (19+6=25) and we could be sure that police/media reports of twenty child deaths was a lie.  We could also be certain that police/media accounts of the carnage taking place in the classrooms was also a lie.  According to the police scanner, the classroom scenario is a lie.

More likely survivor count:

  •  1 girl who played dead from Rousseau’s class
  • 5 children in a locked closet in Soto’s room
  • 5 children who ran (per Mrs Maksel) from Soto’s class

Nineteen  in the kitchen closet (18 victims+1 survivor) plus five survivors from Soto’s closet plus five that escaped equals twenty nine.   Getting closer, but no cigar…one short.  Or is it?

If we think back once again to early reports, the most poignant detail that we were given was that there were fourteen backpacks still hanging in Ms. Rousseau’s classroom…fourteen.  But Rousseau had fifteen students.  One of her students most likely missed class that fateful day.  We need to add that child to the survivor count:

Most likely survivor count:

  •  1 girl who played dead from Rousseau’s class
  • 1 child who missed school that day from Rousseau’s class
  • 5 children in a locked closet in Soto’s room
  • 5 children who ran (per Mrs Maksel) from Soto’s class

Survivors:  12

We now have twelve survivors and twelve matches the total number of children in the two class photos who are not labeled (and are, therefore, the survivors).  Eighteen deceased plus twelve who survived equals 30, and this total also matches the photographic evidence of thirty students total.

Now, at last, we have an alignment between the math, the statements on the police scanner and the photographs.  But we also have a much, much bigger problem.  We were told that twenty children died.  We were given twenty names and twenty photographs and twenty funerals.  Were two children murdered somewhere else and then slipped back into the autopsy pool in the middle of the night?  Or are two of the children still alive?

To be continued