By Shawn Rice
Sixteen female teenagers dead from electrical shock after one male teenager threw a radio into a swimming pool is fake news. There is no truth to the story that 16 teen girls were killed when one disgruntled boy was frustrating over being broken-up.
Where did this fake news originate? The web site Celebtricity.com published the fake news article reporting that the girls were killed as a result of a radio being tossed into a swimming pool that they all occupied. You can read the fake news below.
16 Teenage girls die and only one survivor remains in critical condition this morning after they were electrocuted in a swimming pool.
Reginald Porter age 18 was taken into custody and will be charged after he was upset that his girlfriend broke up with him subsequently threw his radio into the pool.
This was a private pool at a home along Rockcreeck Road in Laurel, Maryland.
Adults pulled the surviving girl out of the pool after she went into cardiac arrest.
Firefighters performed CPR until an officer arrived and used a defibrillator to resuscitate the girl, police said.
She was flown to the hospital by helicopter. Her name was not released.
Police said the 16 other girls in the pool died instantly.
However, there is no truth to the above story, according to Hoax Alert. While Dr. Dre does have an Apple radio show, Beats 1, the “Apple Beats by Dre radio” does not exist. Additionally, the mugshot used in the story is actually of Cody Nicosia, who was convicted in 2012 for the murder of a Castro Valley woman during a house robbery.
Here are some examples of people sharing the fake news on social media.
Sixteen Teens Die from Electrical Shock After Teen Throws Radio into Swimming Pool https://t.co/NE5NOg1ZOq
— Aaliyah’s Mommy (@Nesh_Da_Body) May 24, 2017
— Glen M. JONES, MBA (@glenmjones) May 22, 2017
Sixteen Teens Die from Electrical Shock After Teen Throws Radio into Swimming Pool | CelebTriCity https://t.co/yHQCzxpMuG
— Tiffani Peoples (@Tiffluvs2shop) May 22, 2017
Sixteen Teens Die from Electrical Shock After Teen Throws Radio into Swimming Pool https://t.co/PQjBwhCqjI
— jayscript (@jayscript) May 22, 2017
Sixteen Teens Die from Electrical Shock After Teen Throws Radio into Swimming Pool https://t.co/YGjzEtlhbc
— Emmanuel McKinney (@itshme) May 21, 2017
What did you think of the fake news that 16 teenage girls were dead from electrical shock following a boy throwing a radio into a swimming pool? Did you believe the fake news or see people sharing it falsely on social media? Let us know in the comments section.
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