A poster (Misty) pointed out that in one of the videos, the lettering “CBYD” is seen on the pavement. CBYD (Call Before You Dig) is used to mark areas for excavators so that underground utilities aren’t damaged. White paint is used to alert those at CBYD where to look so they can identify which utilities to properly mark for the excavators. I suppose someone should contact them and ask them when the town contacted them to do this work at Sandy Hook School.
You can see it in this video @ 0:46
I can’t help but think about these images shared by the Ottawa couple – the school all boarded up, barbed wire around the building. I believe it’s very possible that the school looked exactly like this on 12/14/12 and that all the video we were shown was filmed at a different time.
You can also see that the snow was plowed which is a bit odd if it’s an abandoned school shut off from public use.
There’s also a recent video of Sandy Hook fire house and the entrance to the school (middle of Dickinson Drive). There are barricades with a porta-john in the video which would be consistent with construction work taking place.
I also found an image that’s supposed to be from the day of the shooting, near the fire house and two porta-johns are in that photo. I thought it was odd because I didn’t recall seeing them in any other photos or video. Maybe this is a rare actual photo from that area that day?
It’s probably worthwhile to continue to search for evidence of ongoing construction and development projects in the area.