Parkland shooting survivor David Hogg was the victim of a swatting attempt after someone made a prank hostage call, police said.
The Broward Sheriff’s Office SWAT team rushed to Hogg’s home Tuesday after someone called police claiming that a person broke in with an AR-15 rifle and was holding the family hostage, according to WSVN in Miami. Nobody was home. Instead, Hogg and his family were in Washington D.C., where Hogg was to accept a Robert F. Kenney Human Rights award.
Police determined that Hogg was likely the victim of “swatting,” which is the act of making a prank call to police in an attempt to bring a SWAT team to an intended address. Police are investigating the call to determine who was behind the swatting.
Hogg, 18, told VICE in March that he had searched for his full name on VoterRecords.com, and found his home address available for
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When paramedics heard about the deadly shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, they were ready to save lives, they said — they just couldn’t get into the school.
The Broward County Sheriff’s Office denied six requests to send police and paramedics into the school during the Valentine’s Day massacre that left 17 people dead, according to a newly released incident report.
“The [BSO] incident commander advised me, ‘She would have to check,” Coral Springs Fire Rescue Deputy Chief Michael McNally wrote in his report, according to The Miami Herald. After another request minutes later, “Once again, the incident commander expressed that she ‘would have to check before approving this request,'” McNally wrote.
McNally said he wanted to send in two Rescue Task Force teams. Each team had three paramedics and three to four officers. Some of the rejected requests were made before suspected shooter Nikolas Cruz, 19, was caught, he said.
McNally said additional
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The suspect for the Parkland school shooting said he wants his impending $800,000 inheritance to go to an organization that will support the victims’ family and “facilitate healing” in the community, his lawyer said Wednesday.
Nikolas Cruz, 19, is the beneficiary of his dead mother’s estate, and he’s due to inherit most of his trust fund over the next two years, according to WTVX Palm Beach. His mother died in November.
Cruz, who is indicted on 17 counts of premeditated murder in the first degree and 17 counts of attempted murder in the first degree, said he wants to give all of the money away.
“Mr. Cruz does not want those funds, whatever money that he is entitled to,” his attorney Melissa McNeill told a judge in a Broward County courtroom. “He would like that money donated to an organization that the victims’ family believes would be able to facilitate healing in our community or an opportunity
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A man who Alex Jones’ InfoWars misidentified as the mass shooter in Parkland, Fla. — even though he had never even been to the state — is suing the conspiracy theory website for $1 million.
Massachusetts resident Marcel Fontaine, 24, accused the website of “reckless defamation” in a lawsuit filed Monday in a Texas state court. The suit also names Jones’ company that owns Infowars and Kit Daniels, author of the story misidentifying Fontaine as the Parkland shooter, as defendants.
It was not Fontaine, but 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz, who opened fire with a semi-automatic rifle in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Valentine’s Day, killing 17 people and wounding another 17.
Cruz was arrested and identified as the shooter a little over an hour after the rampage began.
Nevertheless, InfoWars published a story that, according to Fontaine’s lawsuit, “conveyed the impression” that Fontaine – not Cruz – was the shooter.
The story, written by Daniels, underwent several revisions, the lawsuit says, and was alternatively titled
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The messages come on greeting cards and in envelopes covered in hand-drawn hearts.
They have photos with Hello Kitty filters and shots of cleavage.
There are so many they’re stacked higher than college textbooks.
Parkland shooter Nicolas Cruz hasn’t seen them yet though, because he’s on suicide watch.
Cruz has a growing number of female fans, and some male too. They adore him, and send him salacious messages and scantily clad photographs, according to The Sun Sentinel.
The letters offer friendship, and encouragement. His fans are even donating money to his commissary in jail.
On Feb. 14, an Uber dropped Cruz off at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Within 10 minutes, 19 students were dead. Cruz allegedly confessed to the crime, according to CNN.
Now, the the crazed fans have appeared.
“I reserve the right to care about you, Nikolas!” wrote a woman from Texas.
Another wrote: “Your eyes are beautiful and the freckles on your face
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Malala Yousafzai is one of the most recognized social activists in the world. She won a Nobel prize as a result of speaking out about the importance of women’s access to education, after she was shot by the Taliban in her native Pakistan.
The 20-year-old now has words of inspiration for the students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, according to an interview with Teen Vogue.
“I am so happy that people are realizing that their voice can actually change the world. And people keep saying that their voice can’t change the world and you don’t get it clearly until you actually reach the point where you realize that if I speak about these issues, if I raise my voice, I will see impact,” she said, congratulating the teen activists who have emerged following the February shooting.
“These young people will see an impact now because
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The students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School have returned to class three weeks after their school was the target of a mass shooting.
Following the tragedy, the Parkland, Florida teens have emerged as outspoken advocates about gun control and garnered the attention of politicians and celebrities alike. On Wednesday, NBA star Dwyane Wade surprised the students with a special appearance to share his love and support for them.
“I just had a great conversation with some of the students at Stoneman Douglas High School about some important/impactful things that they have planned. I’m looking forward to being more involved in the change that they WILL create,” the Miami Heat star tweeted following the appearance.
Here’s video footage from the basketball star’s cameo in the school cafeteria:
“I just had a great conversation with some of the students at Stoneman Douglas High School about some important/impactful things that they have planned. I’m looking
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The shooter who brought a rifle to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School has been officially indicted.
A grand jury in Broward County indicted Nikolas Cruz, 19, with 17 counts of premeditated murder in the first degree and 17 counts of attempted murder in the first degree on Wednesday for the February shooting that left 17 dead in Parkland, Florida, reports CNN. A probable cause affidavit released after his arrest states that Cruz admitted to the act, which has been described as one of the most deadly mass shootings in modern history.
The indictment lists the victims that were killed in the mass shooting incident as followed: Luke Hoyer, Martin Duque-Anquiano, Gina Mantalto, Alexander Schachter, Alaina Petty, Alyssa Alhadeff, Nicholas Dworet, Helena Ramsay, Christopher Hixon, Carmen Schentrup, Aaron Feis, Scott Biegel, Meadow Pollack, Cara Loughran, Joaquin Oliver-Padauy, Jaime Guttenberg and Peter Wang.
As previously reported, some that knew Cruz described him as moody and violent. In
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A first responder is being celebrated as a hero for his split-second thinking during the Parkland school shooting. Lt. Laz Ojeda of the Coral Springs Fire Department came to the scene when a gunman started shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. He was instructed to take a victim to the hospital but did something that possibly saved her life, as CNN reports.
He was told that the victim, Maddy Wilford, was 15 years old. She had been shot at least three times and lost significant amounts of blood. Initially, first responders thought that she was dead. Ojeda was instructed to take her to the children’s hospital that was 30 miles away. Not sure of her age, he asked her how old she was.
“I looked at Maddy, and she didn’t look 15,” he said. “We had been told to take her to (Broward Health Medical Center). I looked at her, I
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Celebrities are coming together to voice support for Aaron Feis, the football coach who was killed during the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Drake was asked about the coach and said that he thinks Feis deserves to win the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the upcoming ESPYs, according to TMZ Sports.
“I agree,” said Drake, who hosted the awards in 2014.
Rapper Lil Yachty also vocalized support for Feis, who was an assistant football coach and security guard.
“I think that’s amazing. For someone to do that in real life, he had a good heart. He was more than just a coach. In my eyes, you do something like that, you’re a superhero,” he told TMZ. “If the ESPYs [don’t] do it, that’s a problem. Give the man an award.”
Feis shielded students when a shooter broke out in the Parkland, Florida school. The shooter ultimately killed 17 people before being tracked down and taken
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