WASHINGTON - The father of a student killed in the 2018 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida has been led away by police after climbing a construction crane near the White House in Washington, D.C. to mark four years since the shooting.
Parkland shooting father climbs construction tower near White House to mark 4 years since killings (Barnard / WTTG)
Manuel Oliver, the father of Joaquin Oliver who was just 17-years-old when he killed during the Valentine’s Day killings at the school, scaled the crane early Monday.
Once at the top, Oliver unfurled a banner showing an image of his son. Images from the scene show police surrounding the base of the construction tower.
Joaquin’s mother, Patricia Oliver, spoke with FOX 5's Bob Barnard who said her husband made the climb to demand immediate gun control action from President Biden. Manuel descended around 10 a.m. and was led off by police.
Joaquin was among the 17 killed in the massacre – the worst school shooting in history.
Some roads in the area were closed as police responded to the area.
DC Police arrested three people: Emm Augusta-Smith Talarico of Northwest, DC, Manuel Felipe Oliver of Coral Springs, Florida and Alexander Sherwood Lundberg of St. Louis Park, Minnesota.