“What happened just weighed on the town like a Chernobyl-like cloud,” Veronique told me from her home in a state far from Newtown that the Pozners prefer not to identify, given the threats that conspiracy theorists have leveled against some Sandy Hook families.
The Pozners’ marriage had been falling apart before the shooting, and though Noah’s death briefly brought them back together, the couple eventually divorced.
“Conspiracy theorists erase the human aspect of history,” Pozner said this summer.
“My child — who lived, who was a real person — is basically going to be erased.” The Pozners moved to Newtown in 2005, partly to send their kids to better schools, but after Noah’s death they saw no choice but to leave.
“We’re waiting for that to happen.” But by the spring of 2014, as he watched the hoaxer movement bloom, Pozner decided to try fighting back.