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Parkland School Shooting Survivor David Hogg Will Attend Harvard

Parkland school shooting survivor David Hogg announced Saturday that he would be attending Harvard University in fall 2019. “Thank you all for the well wishes, I’ll be attending Harvard in the fall with a planned major in Political Science,” Hogg tweeted, saying shortly thereafter, “I love y’all so much.” Hogg was a leader of the March for Our Lives rally that brought almost 800,000 people to Washington, D.C. in support of gun control after a mass shooting at his school left 17 dead. Despite surviving a mass shooting and advocating for social change, Hogg’s post-high school plans drew controversy after reports surfaced about his rejections from several University of California-system schools. Fox News’s Laura Ingraham made fun of him on Twitter, posting, “David Hogg Rejected By Four Colleges To Which He Applied and whines about it.” Backlash over Ingraham’s tweet spurred advertisers to abandon her show. She later issued an apology, tweeting “Any student should be proud of a 4.2 GPA—incl. @DavidHogg111...On reflection, in the spirit of Holy Week, I apologize for any upset or hurt my tweet caused him or any of the brave victims of Parkland.” It was later revealed that Hogg did get accepted to the University of California-Irvine, and that he simply hadn’t received his acceptance letter when news of his college rejections surfaced.