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JROTC Cadet Who Survived Shooting: CNN Producer Refused To Let Me Ask About Arming Teachers

A student survivor of the shooting says CNN told him he needed to stick to the script they wrote for him.


Colton Haab, a JROTC Cadet at Stoneman Douglas High School, appeared on Fox News’ “Tucker Carlson Tonight” to explain how a CNN producer scrapped his own thoughts and rewrote his questions for the CNN town hall event on Wednesday night.

“Originally, I had thought that it was going to be more of my own question and my own say and then it turned out to be more of just a script,” Haab said. “She had actually said that over the phone that I needed to stick to the script.”

Haab described how he had emailed CNN Producer Carrie Stevenson his thoughts, as she had asked, only to get multiple emails back asking for his thoughts in a different format, then with different words altogether.

“What they had actually done was wrote out a question for me,” he said.

On a previous interview Haab did with CNN, he shared his thoughts on arming teachers and allowing those who are willing to carry on campus. Haab said he absolutely thought that CNN producers rewrote questions for his classmates who participated in the event.

“It was a little piece of paper cut out. And I know for a fact that nobody cut their own paper out and wrote their own question. Especially when they were all based off the same topic. So, to me, it from right there it showed this isn’t correct. Why do they all have the same size piece of paper with a short little question on it?”

Haab said it was because of this that he decided not to attend the event. “To me it was a total waste of my time, honestly.”