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David Hogg's Parkland family home "swatted"

avid Hogg, a survivor of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School mass shooting, speaks to the media
David Hogg, survivor of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting. Joe Raedle/Getty Images

The family home of Stoneman Douglas High School shooting survivor David Hogg — who was not present — was "swatted" on Tuesday morning, with the caller claiming a hostage situation was happening at the residence, according to Local 10 ABC News.

Why it matters: Swatting is the act of placing a fake emergency call to first responders, often leading to an armed response as police think they'll be encountering a violent situation. It can be used as a prank or form of harassment, and has led to fatal consequences.

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