Kolton Hala attended Eagle River High School in Anchorage, Alaska, up until last year, when he suffered third-degree burns to his face and upper body after trying to start a fire at a family gathering. Because of medication he was placed on following the accident, Hala had to drop out and pursue his GED, which he recently received. However, he was still looking to attend the school prom with his childhood friend, who applied for a guest pass on Hala’s behalf. Hala believes that currently enrolled students considered him a threat after he posted a photo of a semiautomatic rifle on his Twitter account, following it up with a tweet about the dance.
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