CNN takes over hockey arena for 'Stand Up' town hall

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Following remarks by a survivor of last week's mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland that he was not allowed to ask his own questions, CNN issued a statement Thursday claiming the student's comments were essentially "fake news".

A CNN insider told Real Clear Politics that Colton wanted to give an extensive speech and not just ask a question, something the network said the forum was not designed for.

"I don't think that it's going get anything accomplished", he concluded. Feeling like he wouldn't be allowed to ask questions from his own point of view, Haab chose to not go to the town hall event, stating, "It's not going to add to the true questions that all the students, and teachers, and parents have".

Reactions began rolling in on Twitter after Haab's claims.

CNN denies that it scripted questions for any of the participants at the town hall, which was attended by Sen.

CNN aired the 2-hour town hall Wednesday night; in attendance were numerous survivors of the Florida high school shooting and their parents, Sens.

The town hall was, not surprisingly, filled with anti-gun activists shouting down speakers like National Rifle Association spokesperson Dana Loesch who faced off with students directly.

A Parkland shooting survivor has accused CNN of feeding him scripted questions on gun control.

Stanwood: Colton wrote questions about school safety, suggested using veterans as armed school security guards, but claims CNN wanted him to ask a scripted question instead. "We welcome Colton to join us on CNN today to discuss his views on school safety".

The Town Hall stage included Florida Senators Marco Rubio and Bill Nelson, and Rep. Ted Deutch. Ultimately, the shooter did not enter that room, but had he, the shields may have protected the students from potentially fatal gunshots.

"If coach Feis had had his firearm in school that day, I believe that he could have most likely stopped the threat", Haab told Fox News on February 17.

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