BOMBSHELL! Marjory Douglas Student Leader David Hogg Wasn’t At School On Day Of The Mass Shooting

A new documentary by CBS News reveals that Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student David Hogg, who has become the face of the student body’s push for gun control, was not at the school at the time of the shooting.

The bombshell comes from David Hogg himself, who made the admission to a CBS News interviewer as part of the documentary “39 Days.” The program chronicles the birth of the student-led “Never Again” movement that culminated in the “March for our Lives” in Washington D.C. on Saturday.

“39 Days” has not yet aired, but an excerpt posted online by CBS News (and included below) includes interviews with the students leading the gun control movement, including Hogg, Delaney Tarr, Cameron Kasky, and Emma Gonzalez. Hogg, who describes himself as a “student journalist,” admits he was at home at the time of the shooting, but rode his bike to school to “get as many interviews as I could.”

That directly contradicts statements he gave to Time Magazine (included below) where he claims to have been in class at the time of the shooting.

Here is his exact quote, taken from the CBS News report.

DAVID HOGG: On the day of the shooting, I got my camera and got on my bike and rode as fast as I could three miles from my house to the school to get as much video and to get as many interviews as I could because I knew that this could not be another mass shooting.

Hogg does not elaborate as to why he was not at school at the time of the shooting.

He also admits that he did not know most of the students who were killed.

DAVID HOGG: I didn’t know most of these people at a very personal level, but I wanted to make their voices heard and that’s what I’m really trying to do.

The admission is likely to stoke criticism from those who say Hogg is using the tragedy to advance himself and grab the spotlight. Hogg has been the target of many conspiracy theorists, including those who say he was not a real student (or even went to school in California) or even a crisis actor. Both accusations have been roundly discredited.

The new claim that he was at home contradicts his interview with Time Magazine just days after the shooting, in which Hogg said he was in class.

When Hogg heard a “pop” while sitting in an AP environmental science class around 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, he told his teacher it sounded strangely like a gunshot. But there had been a fire drill that very morning and talk of a “Code Red” exercise to prepare for an active shooter. This must just be a surprise drill, he reasoned.

And then the fire alarm sounded. Dutifully acting on it, Hogg and other students tried to exit the building. A janitor—Hogg doesn’t know his name but calls him an angel—knew where the shots were coming from and sent the students back. Then a culinary arts teacher, Ashley Kurth, pulled Hogg and others inside, locked the door, and made them hide in a closet. Checking Twitter and Instagram, Hogg—who’s an editor at the school’s TV station—found the news that the shooting was real and ongoing.

The shots continued for what felt like an eternity. Hogg considered the possibility that he would not live to see the end of the day.

“While I was in there, I thought, ‘What impact have I had? What will my story be if I die here?’” Hogg told TIME in the hours following the ordeal. “And the only thing I could think of was, pull out my camera and try telling others. As a student journalist, as an aspiring journalist, that’s all I could think: Get other people’s stories on tape. If we all die, the camera survives, and that’s how we get the message out there, about how we want change to be brought about.”

CBS News did not challenge Hogg on his contradictory statements, and Hogg himself has not explained the contradiction.

Hogg’s statement can be seen just past the 4:30 mark of the video clip below.

Hogg had raised eyebrows – and drew criticism – when he recently complained that the rights of students were being violated after Douglas High School began requiring students to use clear backpacks, to cut down on possible weapons being smuggled in.

“It’s unnecessary, it’s embarrassing for a lot of the students and it makes them feel isolated and separated from the rest of American school culture where they’re having essentially their First Amendment rights infringed upon because they can’t freely wear whatever backpack they want regardless of what it is,” Hogg said.


  1. This kid is not even a high school student. His in school video was made later and edited. He’s a.m. opportunist exploiting a horrible tragedy.

  2. Who roundly discredited the fact that Hogg is a crisis actor? I still have the screenshots from his IMDb webpage that lists him as being a “crisis actor” before he thought to change it to student activist. First, he was there, now he wasn’t. First, he was an aspiring actor, not a crisis actor as he himself wrote, and now he’s a journalist. Wow.I can hardly wait for the next installment of Hogg Wash the serial BS reality show that just keeps getting better and better by the day.

    • Charles Ramos Jr; you are absolutely right to call it “Hogg Wash” because that is what it is. He lies so much he can’t keep his story right. If he is trying to be a journalist, he is a failure and should apply for a job asap with CNN!

  3. Would you mind fact checking your data before spreading disinformation? Your quotes are incorrect and out of context. You write that David Hogg “was at home at the time of the shooting”, while in fact he stated he was at home on the DAY of the shooting. This detail that you changed fictionalizes the story. Given that there are 24 hours in a day, it’s possible (and factual) that he went home after the shooting took place. But you aren’t actually reporting the truth now, are you?

  4. This is a BS site filled with conservative lies and just a sprinkling of Ancient Alien type articles to draw people in. Shame on you for going after high school kids!

    • David Hogg was not a high school student at the time of the shooting, he had graduated from Redondo Beach High School several years earlier. Yearbook photos and people who attended that school personally knew him.

    • the problem with libtard left lunatics they have been indoctrinated so long and havent had a thought of their own for so long they cant tell truth from lies, cant tell real life from fantasy, cant tell good from evil, its true.. thats why you cant have dialog they just attack when anyone goes against what they have been told by msm, their handlers, and the democrat party of lies. they dont have any thoughts of their own so they spew out rehearsed talking points.. your a racist, bigot bias, homophobe xanaphobe mean spirited, white privilege nazi.. when its exactly what they are and thats because they dont understand truth, hate God, hate christian and only have tolerance for their sick agenda, no tolerance for any other speech, yet they have tolerance for socialism, communism, rape, murder, child sacrificing, human and drug trafficking, open boarders, and they use and weaponize pc, safe spaces, micro aggressions, climate change, use and abuse the gay community and the transgenders, and blame everything they do on the people they dont agree with. i think psychotic sociopaths fits this cult.

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