Thursday, February 22, 2018
A student survivor of last week's mass shooting at a Parkland, Fla. high school said he was asked by CNN to "write a speech and ask questions" for a town hall but declined to attend the event after "it ended up being all scripted," a claim the network is pushing back on.
"CNN had originally asked me to write a speech and questions and it ended up being all scripted," Colton Haab told WPLG-TV, an ABC affiliate in Miami.
"I expected to be able to ask my questions and give my opinion on my questions," said Haab.
"I don't think that it's going get anything accomplished," he concluded. "It's not gonna ask the true questions that all the parents and teachers and students have."
The WPLG-TV report said that Haab wanted to ask a question around using veterans as armed security guards as a deterrent to school shootings.