‘Truther’ Taunts Sandy Hook Victim’s Mom, Says Daughter Never Existed

The mother of Sandy Hook victim Grace McDonnell has been called and taunted by a self-proclaimed Sandy Hook "truther." The man insisted that the killings were a government hoax and that the 7-year-old Grace McDonnell was never shot and killed — because he says the girl didn't exist in the first place.

Grace's mother, Lynn McDonnell, was told about the theft of a memorial sign by the man who called her claiming to be a "truther." The thief told McDonnell that he stole the sign because he claims the school massacre was a government hoax.

Sandy Hook "truthers" are conspiracy theorists who insist the gruesome killings were made up by the government to help make stricter gun laws and even possibly to start taking guns away from citizens, reports the Inquisitr. According to their belief, Grace never lived in the first place and her parents are actors.

A new purple, blue and pink playground in Mystic, Connecticut, dedicated to Grace, was supposedly vandalized by the "truthers." A 50 pound vinyl sign was taken recently from the Grace McDonnell Playground, writes Sasha Goldstein for the New York Daily News. The sign was made from a peace symbol that was drawn by Grace herself.
People left notes after the May 6 theft near a signboard with words such as "Grace, you will never be forgotten."
Opened on April 27, the Grace McDonnell Playground is one of 26 being constructed in Connecticut, New York and New Jersey by the Where Angels Play Foundation, to help honor the victims of the Sandy Hook shootings.
Grace McDonnell's playground is at Williams Beach, just behind the Mystic YMCA, writes Goldstein. It was built there because the little girl loved the beach and ocean, and her father proposed to her mother at that same spot. The foundation has since purchased a new sign, says foundation director MaryKate Lavin.

"There's still a lot of ignorance and evil out there that someone could do something like that," Lavin, the creator of the Where Angels Play foundation.

Just before the theft of the sign, vandals sprayed graffiti onto another playground, dedicated to the memory of victim Anna Grace Marquez-Greene. The vandal wrote the letters "BEKS" and the words "To Sandy Hook."

On December 14, 2012, Adam Lanza murdered 20 children and six adult staff members at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. The massacre came after he had killed his mother at their home which was close to the school, and is one of the most infamous shootings in modern times.

A little less than a year later, the final report on the shooting said that Lanza, who committed suicide after the mass shootings, acted alone. It went on to state that Lanza was obsessed with firearms and ammunition, as well as mass murders, including the 1999 shootings at Columbine High School in Colorado.

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