Offbeat 2 Parkland student activists are targets of 'swatting' hoaxes

21:50  10 june  2018
21:50  10 june  2018 Source:   msn.com

Parkland student activist David Hogg thanks NRA on Twitter. Here's why

  Parkland student activist David Hogg thanks NRA on Twitter. Here's why Parkland student and activist David Hogg thanked the National Rifle Association for turning its social media channels orange Friday. This doesn't mean there's a partnership in the works.This doesn't mean Hogg and the NRA will be working together anytime soon.

SWAT swarms home of Parkland student activist after prank call Report: ‘Five or fewer Teen on what it's like to lose 84 lbs. 39 a. claiming ‘ Swatting ’ prank reported at home of Parkland teen — A hoax call to police was reported Tuesday morning at the Florida home of Parkland activist 39 a. They

PARKLAND (CBSMiami) – The family of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student turned is investigating a hoax emergency call that sent SWAT to the home of the Parkland teen activist . Hogg has been targeted for openly criticizing the National Rifle Association and he recently

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student David Hogg, left, walks to class for the first time since a former student opened fire there with an assault weapon, Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018, in Parkland, Fla. © Terry Renna/AP Photo Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student David Hogg, left, walks to class for the first time since a former student opened fire there with an assault weapon, Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018, in Parkland, Fla. "This is a picture of education in fear in this country. The NRA wants more people just like this, with that exact firearm to scare more people and sell more guns," said Hogg, who has become a leading voice in the students' movement to control assault weapons .(AP Photo/Terry Renna) FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — They're bogus 911 calls with real consequences — and public figures or celebrities are often the victims.

Parkland shooting survivors to embark on a summer tour

  Parkland shooting survivors to embark on a summer tour  The March For Our Lives organizers from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland are taking their advocacy on the road this summer in two tours to register young voters and promote gun law changes. The two-month tours announced Monday morning at the Parkland Amphitheater with about two dozen students in attendance will be called "March for Our Lives: Road to Change.

This week, 18-year-old 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.

SWAT team members stormed the home of gun control activist David Hogg after a hoax caller claimed hostages had been taken in the house. On June 4, 2018, Breitbart News reported that Hogg will be joining fellow Parkland student gun control activists for a 75-stop summer tour.

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. These fake 911 callers often spoof a victim's phone, making it appear that the victim is placing the emergency call.

According to the FBI, which has issued warnings about swatting since 2008, there are about 400 swatting calls across the nation annually.

The consequences can be deadly. In December, an unsuspecting Wichita, Kan., man was killed by police who came to his home to investigate a supposed murder and a gunman holding victims at gunpoint. Authorities were called out to the home of Andrew Finch after a dispute between online gamers that prompted the fake 911 call to his address. The caller gave police a wrong address for Finch that was unrelated to the gamers' intended target.

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

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

Hoax call leads SWAT team to home of David Hogg. Parkland students , David Hogg and Aalayah Eastmond, speak about gun control and their experience on that horrific day.

Jun 05, 2018 · A home belonging to Parkland school shooting survivor and gun control activist David Hogg's family became the subject of a ' swatting ' hoax early Tuesday morning, with officials being given false reports of a barricade inside the house.

The alleged 911 caller was charged with manslaughter.

After Finch's death, U.S. Rep. Ron Estes, R-Kan., in introduced a bill that would increase punishment for people caught swatting — a prison sentence of up to 20 years if someone is seriously hurt and up to life in prison if someone is killed.

In Parkland, there was no one at the Hogg home when deputies arrived Tuesday morning. A 911 caller claimed he was armed inside the home with multiple weapons and had hurt people, Broward Sheriff Office spokeswoman Gina Carter said. The caller did not say David Hogg was among the supposed victims.

Similarly, in West Delray, authorities responded to the home of Jeffrey Kasky, father of #NeverAgain founder Cameron Kasky, who lives there part-time. Neither was home at the time. However, authorities say other relatives were.

The Kasky residence swatting incident happened Wednesday morning and authorities went to the address, but SWAT remained on standby, said spokeswoman Teri Barbera of the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office.

Stoneman Douglas monitors barred from school grounds and reassigned

  Stoneman Douglas monitors barred from school grounds and reassigned FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Two Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School campus monitors have been barred from the school's property and have been reassigned, a spokeswoman for the Broward County School District said Wednesday. "Due to information that has recently appeared in the media and which is being reviewed by the district, Andrew Medina and David Taylor have received administrative reassignments away from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School until further notice," Broward Schools spokeswoman Nadine Drew said.

The timeline includes celebs targeted by the growing trend called " swatting ," an elaborate type of A Los Angeles man has been arrested in connection with the “ swatting ” hoax that left one man Jun 05, 2018 · " Swatting " prank reported at home of Parkland teen activist David Hogg, “The swatting

Coral Springs, FL – Teen gun-control activist David Hogg’s family home was “ swatted ” on Tuesday morning, causing a tactical response from police. Coral Springs Fire Rescue also responded to the scene, which was quickly determined to be a “ swatting ” hoax after deputies determined that nobody

"The caller did claim that there was an incident there, someone had been stabbed, the person was armed and that he was going to start shooting other people in the home," she said.

Investigators were able to reach Kasky, who was surprised to learn of the swatting incident at his home, Barbera said.

On Friday, the elder Kasky said he and his son were on a flight to San Francisco and learned about the swatting call upon landing, after it had been resolved.

"Cameron is involved in an organization that is currently focused on registering young people to vote. I am involved in a separate organization that is currently involved in taking on NRA-backed candidates so we can for the first time in decades effect some real federal change in our gun laws," he said. "There are people who make untold millions of dollars off of selling guns who feel threatened by Cameron and his team's actions and by the actions that I'm undertaking with my group."

The elder Kasky's organization is called Families vs. Assault Rifles. It was founded by him and other parents of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High students.

Gun control activists hold 'die-in' near Mar-a-Lago on two-year anniversary of Pulse shooting

  Gun control activists hold 'die-in' near Mar-a-Lago on two-year anniversary of Pulse shooting Gun control activists, including survivors of the Parkland school shooting, staged a "die-in" near President Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate on Tuesday. About 50 people participated in the protest on the two-year anniversary of the Pulse nightclub shooting that killed 49 people.

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

David Hogg SWAT Hoax Targets Parkland School Shooting Survivor. House Dems Want to Hire Parkland Students to Push Gun Issue. Hogg, Ingraham Feud: Fox Host Apologizes to Parkland Student .

"My hope is that whoever it is that made these phone calls is themselves registered to vote and that they participate in the democratic process in the way it was intended, that they go to the ballot box and that they encourage other people," Kasky said. "Whether they agree with what the students are doing or not, they should go out and vote. That's what these people should do."

Responding to the fake emergency at Kasky's residence took about an hour of authorities' time, but the only way to learn whether police are being fooled is by showing up and investigating, authorities say.

"We have to look at this as though it were true. We deployed a lot of resources and ultimately in the end, it was a great practicing experience for us, but also very costly," Barbera said. "It depleted a lot of our resources; we shut down a neighborhood."

Authorities did not indicate whether the Parkland and West Delray hoaxes were connected.

Hogg and Kasky have emerged as public figures since the Feb. 14 shooting at Stoneman Douglas High. But most often celebrities are the targets of swatting.

In 2015, Miami Beach police were called to the mansion of rapper Lil Wayne on a report that there were four murder victims inside his home. Police released a recording of the 911 call in which a male voice says: in a monotone voice: "I just shot four people, killing whoever else I see. I don't give a (expletive) if you're a cop or not. I'm shooting to kill everyone."

It drew out SWAT officers and hostage negotiation teams, and turned out to be a hoax, Miami Beach Police Officer Ernesto Rodriguez said.

"Lil Wayne was again a swatting victim in 2016 and, this time, was in his Miami Beach mansion when police arrived.

According to The Wall Street Journal, Lil Wayne sold his mansion at a loss for $10 million after the swatting incidents. His listing agent said: "He didn't enjoy having prank calls and things like that happening."

Autopsy released for Kansas man killed in swatting case .
Sedgwick County authorities say a man who died after being shot by a Wichita police officer in a "swatting" case had no drugs or alcohol in his system. The county's autopsy shows 28-year-old Andrew Finch died in December from a single gunshot wound.Officers were responding to a report of a shooting and kidnapping at a Wichita address when Finch was shot. The officer who shot Finch testified that he believed Finch had a weapon and was going to fire. Finch was unarmed.Prosecutors say Tyler Barriss called in the fake report to police to "swat" another man because of a dispute over a video game bet.

Source: http://us.pressfrom.com/news/offbeat/-153639-2-parkland-student-activists-are-targets-of-swatting-hoaxes/

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks

Topical videos:

This is interesting!