Just when you think you have heard it all, someone comes along demonstrates the depths to which human depravity can go. In this case it is Professor James Tracy of Florida Atlantic University who proved to be a lower life form than a one-celled amoeba.
Florida Atlantic University (FAU) has fired Professor Tracy, who used to teach in FAU’s School of Communications. Tracy was fired for his writings questioning whether or not the Sandy Hook Elementary School killings took place, and for harassing one of the victims’ families.
Specifically, he sent Lenny and Veronique Pozner, whose 6-year-old son was among the 20 children massacred, a certified letter insisting on proof their boy ever lived. The Pozner’s had demanded that Tracy take down a picture of their son he had on his Web site.
Tracy is the author of Nobody Died at Sandy Hook. And, he is a self-proclaimed conspiracy theorist nut job, who has questioned the Boston Marathon bombing.
The university’s letter to Tracy telling him he was fired did not cite Sandy Hook. Instead, Vice Provost Diane Alperin said he had repeatedly broken university rules by not disclosing outside work. Specifically, the school noted his blog, which had caused a “conflict of interest,” and his use of school resources for his outside work.
Good riddance—I hope he finds the psychiatric care he needs.