Georgia GOP official shares video claiming Parkland students ‘rehearsed’ massacre before ‘fake shooting’
Emma Gonzalez, shown at a rally for gun control on February 17, 2018 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, is among students calling for a march on Washington to demand reform on gun laws AFP / RHONA WISE

The vice chairman of the Republican Party in Cobb County, Georgia promoted a video that claims the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida was faked.

WXIA reported that Vice Chairman Michael Davis shared the Facebook video, which points to an active shooter drill prior to the Parkland shooting as evidence that the massacre of 17 people never happened.

The post claims that students at Douglas High School were "rehearsing" prior to "the fake shooting aired by NBC."

In a statement, Cobb Country GOP Chairman Jason Shepherd refused to say whether the conspiracy theory was the official position of the party.

"Maybe 11Alive should focus on the fact these so-called 'student lead' protests are anything but with left winged organizations from the ACLU to the SCLC just in Cobb County when it opens the door legally for outside political organizations using students to disrupt the school day when the US is already ranked near the bottom in education among industrialized nations," Shepherd said. "If a school district opens the door to one, then under Equal Protection they must allow any group of students to stage walkouts. What will this do to education in America?"