US SWAT swarms home of Parkland student activist David Hogg after a prank call to police

20:01  05 june  2018
20:01  05 june  2018 Source:   latimes.com

Woman who lives in former home of swatting suspect says she's been swatted twice

  Woman who lives in former home of swatting suspect says she's been swatted twice Days after a College Hill, Ohio teenager was indicted in a deadly swatting case, a woman who lives in his former home is talking about her own swatting troubles. She said the SWAT team has shown up at her home twice.

David Hogg , one of the higher-profile Parkland student anti-gun activists , urged his left-wing followers and fans to target Laura Ingraham’s advertisers for a boycott of her Fox News show. UPDATE: Ingraham shared a public apology to Hogg after Nutrish and TripAdvisor announced they were pulling

The first thing I notice about David Hogg is that he seems exhausted. Two weeks ago, the 17-year-old high school senior and his classmates survived a mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland , Florida, a suburb of Fort Lauderdale. The shooter, a former student named

a group of people standing in front of a sign: From left, David Hogg and Cameron Kaskey, both Parkland shooting survivors, hold signs during a press conference for the March for Our Lives movement on Monday, June 4, 2018 at the Pines Trails Park in Parkland, Fla.© Ellis Rua/Miami Herald/TNS From left, David Hogg and Cameron Kaskey, both Parkland shooting survivors, hold signs during a press conference for the March for Our Lives movement on Monday, June 4, 2018 at the Pines Trails Park in Parkland, Fla. MIAMI - A phone call about a possible hostage situation in Parkland, Fla., on Tuesday morning led police officers to swarm the home of one of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School's most outspoken student activists.

It turned out to be a prank called "swatting" - an illegal hoax call increasingly employed as a harassment tactic.

The Broward County Sheriff's Office said the target of call was the Parkland home of Stoneman Douglas senior David Hogg. The 18-year-old has emerged as one of the leading voices at the high school since a Feb. 14 massacre by a former student who opened fire with an AR-15-styled rifle and killed 17 students and staff on campus.

Woman who lives in former home of swatting suspect says she's been swatted twice

  Woman who lives in former home of swatting suspect says she's been swatted twice Days after a College Hill, Ohio teenager was indicted in a deadly swatting case, a woman who lives in his former home is talking about her own swatting troubles. She said the SWAT team has shown up at her home twice.

Parkland student and activist David Hogg thanked the National Rifle Association for turning its social media channels orange Friday. Updated: Jun 2, 2018 9:35 AM. Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School students David Hogg , center rear, and Caspen Becher, hug after a demonstration at a Publix

David Miles Hogg (born April 12, 2000) is an American student who survived the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting on February 14, 2018, and afterward became a gun control advocate and an activist against gun violence in the United States.

"They said there was someone in the home with a weapon," said Broward Sheriff's Office public information officer Gina Carter. "SWAT responded. They cleared the home. It was a hoax and we will be investigating."

The call came in at 8:39 a.m. When police arrived there was no one in the house.

Hogg was one of the leaders of anti-gun march in Washington in March and has been pushing elected leaders in Tallahassee and in the nation's capitol on gun control measures. At the end of May, Hogg led a sit-in at a supermarket after learning Publix had donated a large chunk of money to a state legislator who prides himself of being pro National Rifle Association. The giant supermarket chain caved and said it would no longer make political contributions.

Hogg is also one of several student leaders who will take part in a bus tour this summer to several cities in a get-out-the-vote campaign.

The continuing campaign has lead to social media attacks against many students, including Hogg, from many conservative and pro-gun commentators.

In 2015, dozens of Miami Beach police officers and SWAT members raced to the home of rap icon Lil Wayne on land, by water and with K9s after someone placed a prank call to police.

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2 Parkland student activists are targets of 'swatting' hoaxes .
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. _ They're bogus 911 calls with real consequences _ and public figures or celebrities are often the victims. Lasts week, activist David Hogg in Parkland and fellow #NeverAgain student leader Cameron Kasky in West Delray were targeted by "swatting" calls, according to authorities in Broward and Palm Beach counties. Named after the response by police SWAT squads who are called out to deal with the calls, swatting callers often describe emergencies involving barricaded gunmen or hostages in an attempt to draw heavily armed officers.

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