The specific details she’s giving are NOT chalked up to your usual ‘fog of war’ confusion.
By default, we’re always skeptical of ‘grassy knoll’ kind of reporting.
In any life-or-death situation, adrenaline runs high. People are fearing for their lives. Details are mis-remembered or remembered through the emotional fog of the moment.
Then we have the ‘x-files’ stories, taken from what is often thrown under the heading of ‘fog of war’, and sensationalist Monday-morning quarterbacks combing through footage looking for a reflection in a window, or weird noise in the cell footage.
That’s not what we have here.
This student — Alexa Miednik — claims she was talking to the guy they arrested… after shots were being fired.
#KHOU11 After shifting over from #ASTROS Camp to coverage of school shooting in Parkland, Forida, I talked with Alexa Miednik , a Senior at Douglas HS. She never saw a gun but she says she knows the alleged shooter… pic.twitter.com/qzaOUbFMPu
— Matt Musil (@KHOUSportsMatt) February 15, 2018
She’s not even claiming Nicholas was innocent — she made a flippant remark to him about having expected his involvement.
She’s calling him a ‘second shooter’.
Doug Giles weighs in on the question of ‘what can be done’ in situations like this here:
Here’s the local news — who filmed Alexa’s comments, and were one of the first on scene because their sports guy was reporting on nearby Spring Training — reporting about student reactions, including hers.
What do you think?
Did cops get the wrong guy? Was there a second shooter? Or do you have your doubts about the story?