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David Hogg, a recent graduate of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and a prominent activist against gun violence was “swatted” on Tuesday morning.
Swatting is the act of making a prank emergency call so that armed authorities respond to a hoax situation.
A call came in to the Broward County Sheriff’s office at 8:39 a.m. on Tuesday, a spokesperson said, claiming there was someone in the house with a weapon.
The article goes on to state the following:
The SWAT team went in and cleared the home. It was determined that the call was a hoax and the spokesperson said that no one was in the home at the time.
David Hogg called the hoax call a distraction to BuzzFeed News Tuesday morning.
“The main thing I would say is they’re trying to distract us from the March for Our Lives ‘Road to Change,’ which is the largest youth voter registration push in American history by other young kids going to over 75 congressional districts getting kids registered to vote,” Hogg said, referring to the activists summer road trip announced on Monday.
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