Colton Haab is a student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, the location of last week’s deadly shooting rampage by deranged psychopath, 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz.
Haab is a second lieutenant in the Junior ROTC program at the school and, as one of the victims of the attack, and as of just a few days ago, he was being hailed as heroic and forward-thinking.
As CNN reported:
The 17-year-old junior knew a gunman was on his high school campus Wednesday afternoon so he ushered 60 to 70 people to shelter in an open Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps room. At that point, he realized that the Kevlar sheets generally used for the Junior ROTC marksmanship program could come in handy.
“We took those sheets, and we put them in front of everybody so they weren’t seen, because they were behind a solid object and the Kevlar would slow the bullet down,” Haab told CNN on Thursday.
But then this happened on Fox & Friends.
Colton Haab, helped save students: “If Coach Feis had had his firearm in school that day, I believe that he could have… stopped the threat.” pic.twitter.com/l8JofSVQqu
— Fox News (@FoxNews) February 17, 2018
For the video-incapable: “I believe if we did bring firearms on campus to teachers that are willing to carry…and they got their correct training for it, I think that would be a big beneficial factor for school safety,” adding, “If Coach Feis had had his firearm in school that day, I believe that he most likely could’ve stopped the threat.”
Once Jake Tapper mentioned this on twitter, that was too much for John Latimer, a former reporter for the Lebanon Daily News, who took it upon himself to go through young Haab’s facebook profile and casually put out there the implication that ‘hey! Maybe this victim thinks that because he’s RACIST.’
— John Latimer (@JohnMLatimer) February 18, 2018
Now, I can’t speak to this particular journalist’s political persuasions, nor can I claim there are mass calls for Haab’s head on a pike (from what I can find, there aren’t), but I do think it’s telling that such little hay has been made over Latimer’s disgusting move. So little that he hasn’t even felt enough shame to delete his revolting tweet.
And here I thought we’d finally gotten to a point where we could shame anyone with a blue check into deleting things.
But hey, before you go off into the sunset thinking the right doesn’t have the same types of awfulness, take a gander at good old Jim Hoft’s website, Gateway Pundit.
EXPOSED: School Shooting Surviver Turned Activist David Hogg's Father in FBI, Appears To Have Been Coached On Anti-Trump Lines [VIDEO] https://t.co/z2T0LgmyQ9
— Jim Hoft (@gatewaypundit) February 19, 2018
Scratch that, don’t go to his website.
An earlier version of this article erroneously referred to John Latimer as a current employee of Lebanon Daily News but it has since been learned that his employment ended in 2016.