After witnessing the second Boston marathon bomb blast and rushing to aid some of its victims, John Cowin was stunned to hear a Florida Atlantic University professor’s suggestion that the event might have been a “mass-casualty drill” with “play actors” posing as victims.
James Tracy, the tenured FAU communications professor who got national attention in January for questioning whether the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre really happened, has written on his personal blog that photos and videos from Boston don’t seem consistent with the “excessive carnage” described in official reports of three deaths and more than 260 injuries.
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Staff researchers Niels Heimeriks and Michelle Quigley contributed to this story.