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College Professor Questions The Sandy Hook Shooting, Gets Canned

On Friday, James Tracy will no longer work as an associate professor at Florida Atlantic University. The Boca Raton school if letting Tracy go after he was accused of harassing the parents of a 6-year-old boy killed during the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings in Newtown, Connecticut where a man shot and killed 20 children and six staffers.

In December, Lenny and Veronique Ponzner published an op-ed in the Sun Sentinel. They expressed their grief over losing their son, Noah, and called out Tracy, who taught at FAU's School of Communication and Multimedia Studies for spreading conspiracy theories about the incident.

Tracy then received national attention from over 800 news outlets when he started publicly saying that the entire incident was a hoax and the work of President Barack Obama. The editorial states that Tracy wrote letters to the Ponzners demanding proof that they actually had a son.

Tracy accused them of using copyright claims to derail the shooting investigation and called them "alleged parents" on his blog. He also called the Paris and San Bernardino, California attacks "staged-managed [sic] events" used to justify national security and gun control policies.

The Ponzners wrote, "FAU has a civic responsibility to ensure that it does not contribute to the ongoing persecution of the countless Americans who've lost their loved ones to high-profile acts of violence." Students soon began withdrawing their applications and dropping his classes.

On Tuesday, university officials released this statement "Florida Atlantic University today issued James Tracy with a Notice of Termination. This follows the Notice of Proposed Discipline issued to James Tracy Dec. 16. The effective date of the termination is Jan. 8, 2016. James Tracy was scheduled to teach three classes during the upcoming Spring semester. Alternative instructors will be assigned to teach those classes."

In an interview with the New York Daily News, Tracy said he might sue the university on the grounds of freedom of speech. Although Tracy was fired for insubordination and obstructing the university's investigation of the incident.

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