I was sent the following today, by a fellow researcher named Gregg. It recounts his and a friend's attempts to get any information out of Newtown and region about Nancy Lanza, Sally Cox (school nurse), Gene Rosen (school neighbour witness). It is presented with its typing errors intact and some comments for caution by me:
Here's something you might enjoy seeing.
I called Sandy Hook elementary last week
and another pal of mine called 5 shooting
ranges closest to Sandy Hook.
Here is what eventuated from our calls.
A 30 something woman called me back after
I left a message saying I was looking for
their PE teacher (used as a ruse to get a
call back). Their school number is 203
area code, she called back on a 508 (Boston)
Charles Giuliani said that area is 2 hours
away, which doesn't prove anything, I just
find it interesting. Anyhow, here is the phone
Hi, is Gregg there?
GREGG: Yes, this is he.
I am calling from Sandy Hook.
GREGG: Oh, hi. Thanks for calling back. Who am I talking to?
I just work here and got your message off the recorder.
GREGG: Oh, ok. Well, I was wondering if you might be able to use any basketballs? I coach HS hoops here in Seattle, and seeing and hearing about your tragedy, I wanted to donate some balls to your school.
Well, that's nice of you but we are well set.
GREGG: These are top of the line balls. Maybe the kids could use them.
Thanks, but we are taken care of.
Look, I have a bunch of other calls lined up here so I have to go.
GREGG: Okay, I understand, but there is one other thing I wanted to ask.
Yes, what is it?
GREGG: Did Nancy Lanza ever teach there?
Look, I can't comment about any of this and I really need to go.
GREGG: Okay, but do you know Sally Cox?
GREGG: Well, I saw her on ABC news say that Nancy Lanza taught there and was a wonderful person and everyone loved her.
Look, I can't discuss this.
GREGG: So, what's the big deal here? Either she taught there or didn't, which is it? The truth doesn't compromise anyone's safety. You already stated you knew Nurse Cox. What's the big truth here?
I have to go.
My pal's phone work[:]
Yeah, this is SOP...everybody has been told to STFU. [Note from Clare: For some reason, they're following the suggestion, protective, belief they're helping, probably.]
I did call 5 shooting ranges within a 50 mile radius of Newtown and everybody has never heard of nancy lanza [sic]. Then I called the fire house, told them I was the Miami Herald and wanted to ask him about Gene Rosen, he hung up on me. LOL [Note from Clare: Could be they're sick of reporters.]
One call to a local real estate company got the same cold shoulder. If they havent [sic] been warned directly they are heeding the words of the state cops. Total lockdown, they did this in Oklahoma city so it doesnt [sic] surprise me. Nobody but nobody in OKC would talk about that shit.