A Tampa area state rep is trying to pick up the pieces and has fired an aide.

Benjamin Kelly, an aide to 63rd District rep Shawn Harrison emailed a Tampa Bay Times reporter Tuesday.

In response to a CNN article about two Parkland students leading this week’s march on Tallahassee, Kelly told reporter Alex Leary “Both kids in the picture are not students here but actors that travel to various crisis when they happen.”

Leary said Kelly’s “evidence” was a conspiracy video posted on YouTube.

Within three hours of that email going public, Kelly had been fired.