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FAU officially fires prof who claims Sandy Hook a hoax

FAU officially fires prof who claims Sandy Hook a hoax

Florida Atlantic University has officially fired the professor who has attracted national publicity by claiming the Sandy Hook massacre was a hoax and then publicly feuding with the parents of one of the victims.

The university sent a letter Tuesday to James Tracy, a tenured associate professor of communications, announcing the action. His last day will be Friday, the university said. He was scheduled to teach three classes this semester, and those have been assigned to other instructors.

Tracy was first told on Dec. 16 he would be fired, but could request an appeal.

"You were advised that you had 10 days in which to respond in writing. You have not responded,"...

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