Parents of Sandy Hook Victim Pen Open Letter to Facebook: ‘We Are Currently Living in Hiding’

Noah Pozner had just turned 6 when he was shot dead by Adam Lanza at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, in 2012. He was the youngest of the victims. In the years since, Pozner’s parents, Leonard Pozner and Veronique De La Rosa, moved out of Connecticut to an undisclosed state, partly to get away from the horrible memories that plagued them in Newtown and largely out of fear for their safety. Pozner told New York back in 2016 that he “has moved apartments four times and gets his mail delivered to a P.O. box on the other side of the state,” owing to the number of threats his family, and families like his, received in the wake of the shooting.

Many of these threats come from so-called “truthers” — Pozner said he uses the term “hoaxers” as “there’s nothing truthful about it” — who believe that Sandy Hook did not happen and instead was some sort of orchestrated government cover-up. The kinds of lies that spread like crazy on Facebook, a platform that Pozner and De La Rosa say has not done enough to protect the families of victims and prevent false information from spreading. The pair — Pozner and De La Rosa divorced following the shooting — penned an open letter today outlining their struggles and offering solutions for Facebook to consider.… the full article