Colton Haab was a student at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida at the time of the shooting on February 14th where 17 people died. Colton Haab is a member of ROTC (Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps), and they keep Kevlar mats on site that they use during ROTC marksmanship practice. When the shooting started, instead of hiding, Colton rushed out into the hall and ushered ~70 kids into his room and got them all to hide behind the Kevlar mats. Colton could have hidden or barricaded the door, but instead, he rushed into danger to try and protect his fellow students. The shooter never came into the room but Colton Haab’s actions were still brave for a kid his age.
Of all the students the media has focused on in the wake of this, Colton is the only one who proactively attempted to protect other students, and the only one who is pro-gun and pro-arming teachers. He has spoken to multiple media outlets about the need to arm teachers. The group of anti-second amendment kids got blue checkmarks, hundreds of thousands of followers, and special protection from twitter, youtube, and facebook. Some of them have seemingly been coached on their lines, and social media has been actively shutting down the videos of them stumbling on their lines. No protection for actual hero Colton Haab, no blue checkmark, no media promotion, just suspension from Twitter.
This suspension could stem from Haab’s spat with CNN over their scripted town hall, Haab claimed CNN told him to use scripted questions, Colton had a short speech he wanted to give, but CNN told him to stick to short questions. The Colton’s father reposted the emails between CNN and the Haabs, but he left out the words “that he submitted” in the emails. Kinda changes the flavor of the emails. Certainly not enough to warrant banning the kid tho. This kid is a hero for his selfless behavior, but since he went against the narrative by saying CNN scripted the townhall, and saying we need armed teachers instead of gun control, he was silenced. I don’t even see how he violated the Twitter terms of service. Hogg and his ilk say more false nonsense than Haab ever did.
Here are the “doctored” emails, vs the originals.
And here is the speech that was “way too long” Colton wanted to give. Pretty sure the people at the town hall spoke a lot more than this…
Is this banworthy, even if his father left out 3 words in an email? Or is social media actively pushing gun control, and silencing advocates of armed teachers?