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Family of Stoneman Douglas student advocate David Hogg ‘swatted’ at home

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Local 10 News

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. – The family of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student David Hogg was “swatted” Tuesday morning, prompting deputies to respond to their Parkland home.

A call came into the Broward Sheriff’s Office claiming a hostage situation at the home. 

Coral Springs Fire Rescue arrived at the scene to find there was no hostage situation and the call was a prank.

Hogg was not home at the time of the incident and is currently in Washington with his mother to accept the RFK Human Rights award.

In a phone call with Local 10 News, Hogg sounded off on the massive law enforcement presence at his home after the prank call.

“I think it’s really a distraction from what we’re trying to fix here, which is the massive gun-violence epidemic in this country,” Hogg told Local 10 News reporter Liane Morejon.

Hogg said he found out about the swatting incident through a phone call from a friend.

Sky 10 was over the home as units were staged outside as a precaution. BSO deputies and a BSO helicopter swarmed the neighborhood.

Swatting is the action of making a prank emergency call to bring about a response of armed law enforcement officers.

Neighbors who spoke to Local 10 News reporter Alex Finnie said the incident put them on edge.

“Today, we’re walking — we’re going for a walk, and we saw some helicopters here, so we’re like, ‘Oh my God. What’s going on?'” Marcia Marques said. “We are still trying to overcome everything because everything is very difficult, but that episode made us feel more attentive.”

“Two police cars, two motorcycles. We should be doing better,” Courtney Keisen, who lives in the neighborhood and attends Stoneman Douglas, said. “Something like this shouldn’t happen a lot.”

Since the shootings at Stoneman Douglas, Hogg has been a prominent advocate for gun safety. However, Hogg has been a lightning rod for controversy as some do not approve of his methods, such as holding a “die-in” protest at a Coral Springs Publix last week.

Hogg said the incident is “evidence of the fact of how many people are trying to stop us from what we’re trying to do, which is stop these kids from dying.”

“There’s people trying to distract from what we’re trying to push here, which is the March For Our Lives Road To Change,” Hogg said. “And I want people to know, like, we’re just trying to advocate for change. There’s going to be people against it and always will be, but we’re going to keep going no matter what. Nothing will stop us.”

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11 Responses to Family of Stoneman Douglas student advocate David Hogg ‘swatted’ at home

  1. # 1 NWO Hatr says:

    “Hogg was not home at the time of the incident…”

    Then what the hell was the point???

  2. Martist says:

    It’s a good thing they left the door unlocked for the swat pigs. Wouldn’t want to daamage a million dollar house for a psyops if it wasn’t completely necessary.

  3. Enemy of the State says:

    I wonder how many “assault weapons” they found?

    ( just because they arnt saying it ,doesn’t mean this twirp isn’t a hypocrite)

  4. Koyote says:

    Easy way to ambush….,.

  5. Jolly Roger says:

    I think they’re getting the public used to the idea that a SWAT team can raid anyone’s house at any time, and you should probably ignore the incident if it happens near you.

    I find it hard to believe that police dispatchers can’t verify the source of a phone call, or don’t bother to before sending a SWAT team to someone’s house.

    It’s ridiculous that SWAT teams are deployed based on prank phone calls, and since it’s easily avoidable, there must be another motive for doing this.

  6. Peter says:

    Did they shoot the family hog?

  7. BuelahMan says:

    He wasn’t home?

    That’s odd, Hogg was at home when the shooting at the school supposedly occurred.

  8. Bravo3 says:

    “Not at home”, eh? I guess that makes him a “non-survivor” twice now.

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