NRA official floated conspiracy hoax about Parkland school shooting, report says

The day after 17 people were murdered at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, an official of the National Rifle Association tried to spread a false theory that the teenage killer was part of a conspiracy.

NRA officer Mark Richardson emailed Wolfgang Halbig, a prominent Sandy Hook conspiracy theorist, to raise questions about the Parkland shooting, the HuffPost website reported Wednesday, quoting court documents in an unrelated lawsuit.

Richardson argued that the Parkland killer would have needed help to get into the school with a gun. “He was not alone,” Richardson concluded.

Halbig is a contributor to Infowars, a far-right website that published a story the same day titled “Video: Second Shooter Reported In Florida Massacre.”

Police never found evidence of more than one shooter in Parkland.

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