David Briscoe talked about the screams he said he heard in the hallway of Santa Fe High School, where he supposedly worked as a substitute teacher and where a gunman opened fire in May 2018. The shooting left 10 dead and multiple others injured. It turns out that he wasn’t actually there.
A spokeswoman for the district, Lindsey Campbell, told the said that no one named David Briscoe ever worked for the Santa Fe ISD. “This includes part-time and full-time employees, substitutes, vendors, contractors and interns,” she said.
“We are extremely disappointed that an individual that has never been a part of our school community would represent themselves as a survivor of the mass violence tragedy that our community endured on May 18, 2018,” the school district said.
Briscoe’s name came up after he reached out to reporters, including one at The Texas Tribune, on social media. When the reporter asked to interview him again, to fact-check the information, he claimed someone had stolen his identity and he didn’t manage his social media accounts. He said he never lived in Texas and had been a resident of Florida his entire life.