Wolfgang Halbig recently posted this article (“FCC Fraud Uncovered in Newtown”)* on his Facebook page and sent it around to various recipients.
Using 2011 applications that both Newtown and Monroe made to the FCC for school telecommunications discounts, Wolfgang shows that one Monroe school (Chalk Hill Middle) appeared on the Newtown application.
Wolfgang’s line of questioning on this anomaly is so direct and simple, even a monkey could understand it, and not a very intelligent one at that. See an excerpt below (italics are mine):
“The photos show the application of both Monroe and Newtown, CT school boards for E-Rates funding.
Both applications are submitted in the school year 2011.
Both applications are approved for the 2012 school year funding.
Why does Chalk Hill Middle School show up in the Newtown CT school board school listings in 2011?
Why does Chalk Hill Middle School NOT show up in the Monroe CT school listings in 2011?”
Good questions, Wolfgang.
Wolfgang has posed the same line of questioning before, based on the same evidence, as presented in a Cinderella article titled “Free Lunch Breadcrumb Trail Leads Straight to Chalk Hill Middle School.”
Reading it again couldn’t hurt. The thing to remember is that schools get discounts on Internet access based on how impoverished their student populations are – determined by the percentage of kids receiving free or reduced-rate school lunches.
Newtown’s application for discounts revealed the following: The stats in the report for Sandy Hook Elementary and Chalk Hill Middle (both listed in the Newtown application) are identical. Not similar. Not comparable. The numbers are identical.
An identical replica. And much more can be said about that magical word, identical.
We all know (by now) that Chalk Hill Middle School played a heartwarming role in the magical mystery Sandy Hook saga when it became a Sandy Hook Elementary replica overnight in January 2013. It offered Sandy Hook Elementary survivors a temporary oasis that looked, felt and smelled like their old school, “down to the crayons on the desks” according to this ABC News article.
Like monkeys offered peanut-butter-and-banana school lunch sandwiches, plenty of people took that bait and swallowed it whole.
But before all of this happened, one intrepid reporter was asking a lot of pointed questions about Chalk Hill Middle in the early summer of 2012. (Many thanks to reader Miss Marple for pointing this out to me.) You can find the article he wrote, titled “Chalk Hill Business Plan Still Missing,” here.
In this June 26th, 2012 article, reporter Steve Kirsch asks why the Town of Monroe failed to plan for the Chalk Hill building “after it was not a school.” By then, the asbestos-ridden building had long been emptied out and turned over to the town, but despite meetings and requests by interested groups, no real plans emerged. Over and over again in his article, Kirsch questions the dithering:
“Throughout the first quarter of 2012, the Board of Finance tried repeatedly to get a proposed plan for the use of Chalk Hill. Instead what they got were a bunch of statements about ideas for the building, groups that had contacted the town, possible uses, and a request to keep it open for three years in the hope it could make money.”
With the advantage of hindsight, one can well imagine why Chalk Hill Middle’s actual plans were not being disclosed to intrepid reporters in the summer of 2012. It seems that it was having a real identity crisis.
The old Sandy Hook Elementary, now but a bad memory, was replaced by its swanky new $50MM successor in 2016. And like the cheese in the children’s rhyme, Chalk Hill stands alone, as the one-time identical replica without any definite plans. No longer will it be serving up free school lunches or, for that matter, fairy tales.
See also: “Parking Lots That Are Still Talking.”
*For Wolfgang’s Facebook article, Cinderella is using the link provided by “Seek the Truth” (formerly xion.live) because lots of readers don’t have Facebook accounts, and who can blame them?