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KEEMSTAR warns officials about school shooting threat which turns out to be a hoax

Published: 26/Sep/2018 13:30 Updated: 26/Sep/2018 14:37

by Calum Patterson

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When a fan asked popular YouTuber KEEMSTAR to share a warning about a potential school shooting threat, the ‘Drama Alert’ host was happy to oblige, but thankfully it turned out to be a hoax.

On Sunday, September 23, a Snapchat was posted showing a handgun and the message “Don’t come to school tomorrow.” The location was marked as Mountain Pointe High School in Phoenix.

The Snapchat was quickly brought to the attention of Phoenix police and school officials, who have taken measures to protect the school and increased security.

However, the same Snapchat image of the handgun was then edited by another user and shared once again, this time covering the name of Mountain Pointe High School, and instead supposedly threatening E.T Booth Middle School in Woodstock, Georgia. 

In a peculiar turn of events, a Twitter user – claiming to be a student at Booth Middle School – wrote to KEEMSTAR, saying: “HELP! There is going to be a school shooting at my school tomorrow.” 

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KEEMSTAR didn’t take any chances, immediately sharing screenshots of the exchange, and posting it on Twitter again, mentioning the official accounts of Cherokee County Schools, Woodstock Police Deparment, and the FBI.

The account which initially sent KEEMSTAR the information has since clarified that the threat towards E.T Booth Middle School was in fact a hoax, taken from the real threat in Phoenix.

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The Phoenix school, Mountain Pointe high, was open on Tuesday, September 25, with extra security measures in place, including the prohibitiion of all backpacks and a requirement for students to wear their school ID on them at all times.

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Vinnie Hacker lashes out at “manipulative” fans after TikTok fame

Published: 22/Jan/2021 7:20

by Andrew Amos

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Vinnie Hacker has spoken out about the problems of TikTok stardom, saying some of his fans are “manipulative” and “controlling.” He echoed the sentiment that nobody is perfect, and that people should “live life and learn from it.”

The role models and idols of today appear almost out of nowhere thanks to social media. The medium also leads to a host of those celebrities being quite young.

One of them is Vinnie Hacker. The TikToker has over 5.7 million fans on the platform, as well as 2 million on Instagram. However, life in the limelight has come with its own set of problems. Hacker feels like he’s been forced to live to unreasonable standards put by his fans.

“Why do some people want to control my life. Telling me who I can and can’t talk to. Saying that you’ll only allow me to be with “this person.” Grow up. Don’t be manipulative,” he said in a TikTok.

“You preach against manipulation and then go on and make sure that they live a life that’s satisfying to you and not them. One mistake and a person’s career is over in this area of work.”

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“In the eyes of the internet, people are subjected to be role models. And people say to not set unnecessary standards for others, but wouldn’t you think a life without mistakes and growth and perfection is more of a high standard than learning and growing?”

He also said that once you get thrown into the social media machine, you can’t really pull yourself out. Ultimately, these stars live and die by their fans’ judgment.

“Once it gets past that breaking point to where someone becomes relevant, the assumptions come and get dragged along with them. Privacy is invaded and people try to tell them how to live their lives. You end up not being your own person, but the internet’s person.”

These comments come as Hacker takes a break from Twitch streaming to focus on his personal life.

“Taking a break from streaming for quite a while. I don’t really feel to explain. A lot of personal stuff, on top of the unfortunate stuff that happens whilst streaming. Something always goes wrong. I might begin again, I might not,” he said.