More logical is his Dad (who told CNN he wasn’t coming) propped up son. Kid has to live with Dad. Getting a bunch of kids and teachers to go along with random CNN producers they don’t know seems less likely.
It’s another form of victim blaming and focus shifting.
I believe it’s *possible* it was all an elaborate hoax committed by lots of people working together.
Which news source is or ever was? I’m not giving CNN the benefit of anything. I’m giving the kids that were there the respect that MAYBE they were speaking for themselves.
I’ll give that one kid the same respect BUT not at the expense of all the other kids. If I have to choose, I go with the less elaborate hoax.
The vid in the OP is an extension of the “crisis actor” theory. But I’m betting on ONE crisis actor, coached by one dad, not dozens and dozens.