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David Hogg’s reaction to S.W.A.T incident at his home is a big red flag

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Parkland high school grad David Hogg’s nonchalant response to a “swatting” incident at his home has social media user bewildered.

The media darling who has made a name for himself for expressing outrage over gun violence — and the 5 million law-abiding members of the NRA — shrugged off a report that the Broward County Sheriff’s Office received a call reporting someone in his home with a weapon in a possible hostage situation, prompting a S.W.A.T. team to respond, ABC News reported.

Besides the remarkable fact that the media was on hand for the raid on the home, the “super-excited” 18-year-old brushed the incident off by calling it a “silly prank.”

Except “swatting” is not a “silly prank,” as seen last year in Wichita, Kansas, when a police officer shot and killed a man during such an event.

Hogg was not home at the time of the incident. He was in Washington, D.C. with his family accepting a human rights award from the Robert F. Kennedy foundation.


Broward Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Gina Carter said the call was “a hoax” and will be investigated.

Of all the responses to the incident from Twitter, National Review’s Jim Geraghty may have tweeted the most cerebral response.

“They’ll release the 911 tape of the swatting of Hogg’s family to see if any members of the public can recognize the voice, right?” he asks. “Because this a crime, not merely a ‘silly prank.'”

Then again, we are talking about the Broward County Sheriff’s Office.

Either way, the Hogg family home is quite the swanky spread.


Here’s a sampling of other responses, to include speculation over who may have been behind the call that came at a fortuitous time for the family, considering they were not at home.

Tom Tillison


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