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Doc Thompson

What’s going on?

People having been seeing something and saying something. On today’s show, Doc shared another report of potential shooters being stopped after making threats against their classmates.

Give me the details:

Two high school students were taken into custody last week in San Tan Valley, Arizona after they reportedly set up a GoFundMe account to raise money for ammunition to “shoot up” their high school, ABC15 reported.

One of the students had access to firearms at his home, according to the authorities. Another student alerted campus officials after hearing them talk about bringing a gun to school. Police said a 15-year-old student was planning to file the serial number off a gun and bring it to school, while a second student helped him set up a GoFundMe account to raise money for ammunition.

How did GoFundMe respond?

"The campaign raised no funds and has been removed from the platform,” the crowdfunding platform said in a statement. “Additionally, the campaign organizer has been banned from using the GoFundMe platform. It is against GoFundMe's terms of service to raise funds on our platform to buy ammunition or firearms."

Doc’s take:

While it’s a good thing that this particular GoFundMe didn’t raise any money, Doc pointed out on today’s show that GoFundMe’s terms of service always ban raising money for firearms – with no exceptions. What if you wanted to fundraise to help veterans cope with PTSD by going to a shooting range? Listen to the full segment here for his challenge to GoFundMe:

To see more from Doc, visit his channel on TheBlaze and listen live to “The Morning Blaze with Doc Thompson” weekdays 6 a.m. – 9 a.m. ET, only on TheBlaze Radio Network.

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