A shooting survivor from last week’s devastating attack on a south Florida high school claimed Wednesday that CNN “scripted” questions for students during its town hall event; saying the network initially asked the young man to “write a speech” but it “ended up being all scripted.”
The cable news network hosted a town hall event in Florida Wednesday evening, featuring politicians, law enforcement, and NRA officials speaking with students from the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School; the site of 19-year old Nikolas Cruz’s rampage that left 17 people dead.
“I expected to be able to ask my questions and give my opinion on my questions,” said 17-year old Colton Haab outside the event, adding he planned to ask if lawmakers would be willing to hire veterans and former law enforcement officials to help patrol schools across the country.
“CNN had originally asked me to write a speech and questions, and it ended up being all scripted,” he added. “I don’t think that it’s going to get anything accomplished, it’s not going to ask the true questions that the parents, teachers, and students have.”
Watch Haab’s comments below: