American independent journalist Timothy Daniel Pool, best known for live streaming the Occupy Wall Street protests in 2011 recently uploaded a video in which he interviews the person behind swatting of Parkland survivor and anti-gun activist David Hogg.
The Broward County sheriff’s department received a call at 8:39 am claiming there was someone with a weapon inside the home of shooting survivor David Hogg, a department spokesperson told The Independent.
Two local elementary schools were placed on lockdown while the incident was investigated, according to CBS.
When a SWAT team arrived at the residence, however, they found no one inside. The sheriff’s department determined the call was a prank and is investigating who had placed it.
Now according to a video posted by Tim Pool, he has been in contact with whoever was behind the call and posted a video on his YouTube channel with the description reading:
SWATTING IS EXTREMELY ILLEGAL. YOU WILL GO TO PRISON.
DO NOT ENGAGE IN ANYTHING LIKE THE CALL DEPICTED IN THIS VIDEO. THIS VIDEO IS FOR NEWS AND EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY
I recently interviewed a hacker claiming to be the person who Swatted the home of David Hogg.
They provided me with a recording that is included in this video as proof that they are who they say they are.
It is possible this is a hoax on me however I believe the evidence provided does prove they committed this swatting.
Yes, I understand the ethical conundrum of publishing an interview with teenagers trying to get attention but understanding their motives and proving who they are is potentially more important to the public.
Watch the video below:
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