NOTE: Update added to the bottom of this report.
A student in the ROTC program at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, claims that CNN’s town hall event on the school shooting was scripted and that they censored him from asking questions that he had and, instead, insisted that he ask the questions that they gave him.
Colton Haab, who acted heroically during the shooting by covering students with Kevlar, refused to go to the town hall hosted by Jake Tapper after the far-left network censored him.
“I expected to be able to ask my questions and give my opinion on my questions,” Haab told WPLG-TV.
“CNN had originally asked me to write a speech and questions and it ended up being all scripted,” Haab said.
Haab wrote questions about school safety and wanted to suggest using veterans to help protect schools, but that narrative was unacceptable to the network.
“I don’t think it’s going to get anything accomplished, it’s not going to ask the true questions that all the parents and teachers and students have,” said Haab.
After this report was published, CNN released their version of emails they claim is an accurate representation of the communications they had with the student.