Brickbat: Anonymous Sources


In Colorado, officials at Loveland High School barred Nathan Myers from classes after someone used an anonymous tip service run by the state attorney general's office to report he was planning to attack the school. The person who made the report claimed to be concerned that Myers had posted a video to Snapchat before a family trip to a gun range. The clip showed some of his mother's firearms and was captioned "Finna be lit," which is slang indicating he was going to have a good time. Local police were also involved, and while they quickly determined nothing was amiss, the school did not allow Myers back until it conducted a threat assessment. But Myers says that even after being cleared by authorities, some classmates are still calling him a "school shooter" and a "terrorist."