The nation is in mourning…
As we reported on Wednesday, at least 17 individuals are dead in a shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, according to the Broward Sheriff’s Office.
Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel revealed in a press conference that the shooter is a 19-year-old former student, and was found off-campus and taken into custody without incident.
See all the tweets (below):
We owe it to our children and our teachers to keep them safe while at school. Prayers won’t do this: action will. Congress, please do your job and protect Americans from senseless gun violence
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) February 15, 2018
No words, no actions, no laws are enough until we end this epidemic of school shootings in our country. My heart is with the students and parents of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) February 14, 2018
WHEN WILL IT BE ENOUGH?! GUN CONTROL IS NEEDED NOW. WE ARE ALL FUCKING TIRED &HEARTBROKEN FOR MORE INNOCENT LIVES LOST. IM SO SORRY THAT OUR COUNTRY CANT HELP TO PROTECT US. &I AM SO DEEPLY SICKENED THAT PEOPLE CANT STAND UP & SHOUT THAT ASSAULT RIFLES SHOULD NOT BE ACCESSIBLE.
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Lucy Hale (@lucyhale) February 15, 2018
Sending all my love and prayers to the families affected in Florida. More lives lost due to gun violence.. I don├óΓé¼Γäót understand how this is still happening after all the horrifying tragedies we├óΓé¼Γäóve witnessed! My heart is in pieces today.
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Hailey Baldwin (@haileybaldwin) February 14, 2018
Like thousands in South Florida, we sent the boys to school in Broward County this morning… there are no words to describe the despair, horror & anger. This does not have to be our collective reality. How many more? How many children must not make it home?
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Gabrielle Union (@itsgabrielleu) February 14, 2018
i├óΓé¼Γäóm so fucking heartbroken and pissed at what happened in florida. i just don├óΓé¼Γäót understand why the world is so fucked up. sorry i don├óΓé¼Γäót have something more eloquent to say. i├óΓé¼Γäóm just enraged and so fucking sad
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Shane Dawson (@shanedawson) February 14, 2018
April 16, 2007, was the worst day of my life├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥when 32 people were shot and killed at Virginia Tech. Nearly 11 years later, there are far too many “worst days” in America. The people of Parkland, Florida, are facing one of them today. I am heartbroken and grieve with them.
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Tim Kaine (@timkaine) February 14, 2018
Heard the word “tragedy” 100 times already about the school shooting – not really, by the classical definition: tragedy is fated and inevitable. This isn├óΓé¼Γäót inevitable. This is America.
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Bill Maher (@billmaher) February 14, 2018
America 2018. And a Republican led Congress has done and will do nothing.
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ billy eichner (@billyeichner) February 14, 2018
Prayers and thoughts go out to those affected in the mass shooting in Florida.
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Gregg Sulkin (@greggsulkin) February 14, 2018
Just spoke to Broward School Superintendent. Today is that terrible day you pray never comes.
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) February 14, 2018
Broward school shooting–There will be prayers from Blabbermouth Don, Pence the Grinch, and their rightwing cohorts. There will be no call for any sort of sane gun regs.
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Stephen King (@StephenKing) February 14, 2018
Our hearts break for all the victims and families affected by today├óΓé¼Γäós terrible school shooting in Broward County, FL. These students, teachers, administrators, & families will all remain in our prayers.
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Vice President Mike Pence (@VP) February 14, 2018
America loves guns more than kids.
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Joseph Kahn (@JosephKahn) February 14, 2018
our hearts are broken for the families and students in Florida right now. Praying for you all.
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ ECHOSMITH (@echosmith) February 14, 2018
Devastating news out of Parkland, Florida. I├óΓé¼Γäóm grateful for our brave first responders and officials on the scene. We├óΓé¼Γäóll continue to closely monitor.
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Nancy Pelosi (@NancyPelosi) February 14, 2018
It├óΓé¼Γäós so easy these days to just scroll by a story like this. But this is developing and we should pay attention. There are families in fear and people injured. They need to know that we are thinking of them and supporting them. https://t.co/yGohvcUUgi
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Maria Shriver (@mariashriver) February 14, 2018
We have to elect candidates that are not funded by the NRA in November. We have an opportunity to elect candidates who won├óΓé¼Γäót allow kids to go to school and get shot. It is disgusting how many times this has happened and Republicans do nothing. You all have blood on your hands.
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) February 14, 2018
[Image via ABC News.]