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David Hogg, a student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, interviewed on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. David Hogg, a student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, interviewed on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.

David Hogg, a student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, interviewed on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.

Manuela Tobias
By Manuela Tobias March 30, 2018

No, David Hogg didn’t graduate from a California high school in 2015

A viral image of a since-deleted tweet said David Hogg, one of the victims of the Parkland, Fla., shooting, graduated from a California high school in 2015.

We’ve previously debunked the theory Hogg is a crisis actor, but we decided to take a closer look at the purported yearbook evidence.

"I went to school with him at Redondo Shores High School and he graduated in 2015," the tweet said. "Here he is in our yearbook from 2015. He always wanted to work for CNN and be an actor. #GunReformNow #NeverAgain"

But the image accompanying the tweet is taken from the 2017 Stoneman High School yearbook.

Joey Wong, a student at the Parkland, Fla., high school, posted a video of his yearbook on Twitter showing the cover and the page from the viral image.

"Okay, so, what we have here is a Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School yearbook from the school year 2017, Florida, and bookmarked is David Hogg’s yearbook photo from the same book," Wong says in the video. "David Hogg, 11th grade. This is last year. He’s right here. That’s him."

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Another student, Sarah Chadwick, echoed Wong’s confirmation in another tweet.

"She claims it’s not a Douglas yearbook (which I promise it is, I know multiple people in that picture) yet there’s someone in the pic wearing a douglas t-shirt????" Chadwick tweeted.

Hogg did not graduate from a California high school in 2015; in fact, he was on the cross country team at Stoneman that year. The Sun-Sentinel published a photo of one of his races.

Hogg did, however, live in California prior to Florida. His father, Kevin Hogg, was an FBI agent assigned to the Los Angeles International Airport before his retirement to Florida in 2014.

According to a tweet by Daniel Williams, a fellow student, Hogg moved to Florida their freshman year and has not transferred since.

"He moved from California our freshman year and hasn't transferred since. I've worked with him in many tv production project and sorry @davidhogg111 but he isn't that great of an actor," Williams tweeted.

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David Hogg graduated from Redondo Shores High School in 2015.
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Me.me, Laguna Beach Antifa, March 28, 2018

PolitiFact, Why you shouldn't believe claims that Stoneman Douglas students are crisis actors, Feb. 21, 2018

Joey Wong, Tweet, Feb. 20, 2018

Sarah Chadwickk, Tweet, Feb. 21, 2018

Daniel Williams, Tweet, Feb. 21, 2018

Factcheck.org, Phony yearbook photo, Feb. 25, 2018

Sun-Sentinel.com, Cross country photo, Sept. 30, 2015

Milesplit.com, Spanish River Cross Country Invitational, 33rd Annual, Sept. 19, 2015

Daily Beast, Parkland Teen Survivor David Hogg Welcomes the Conspiracy Theories, Feb. 21, 2018

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