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Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Florida saw the worst of humanity as a former student named Nikolas Cruz – a 19-year old expelled on disciplinary grounds – opened fire on innocent lives earlier this week on Wednesday. With 17 confirmed casualties, the whole United States, as well as the rest of the world, is in shock.
The gunman started firing outside the school in South-Eastern Florida with his semiautomatic AR-15 rifle, killing three people, following which he entered one of the buildings in the school where the lunatic unleashed a storm of gunfire. 5 people are reported to be severely injured in the heartening incident which rocked the Parkland town just before the school time was over at 2:40 pm local time.
Social media is stormed with messages of grief and sorrow for the departed souls, demanding justice from the authorities. Let’s have a look at how people are sharing their emotions over the microblogging platform Twitter.
Let’s start with President Trump. “No child, teacher or anyone else should ever feel unsafe in an American school”, says the Republican while offering condolences to the victims’ families.
My prayers and condolences to the families of the victims of the terrible Florida shooting. No child, teacher or anyone else should ever feel unsafe in an American school.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 14, 2018
Prayers for the departed souls.
— jim! (@jamiepfin) February 15, 2018
Horrible!! There is news of firing in a school of US Florida. It is being said that a 19-year-old student fired indiscriminately in school. So far 17 students have lost their lives. The assailant named Nickolas Cruz, has been arrested by the police.#Florida #FloridaShooting pic.twitter.com/tbwuRtD58x
— Abhishek Singh (@kabhishek744) February 15, 2018
The families of the victims have had to go through so much.
I'm very sorry for the families' loss. There isn't a worse feeling in the world. It's time we quit the political posturing and all sit down at the table to solve this American crisis. #FloridaShooting
— Tom Prigg Veteran 4 Progress (@Prigg4Progress) February 15, 2018
#FloridaShooting I think this garbage human clearly deserves the death penalty, 17 times over.
— Courtlandb27 (@Courtlandb27) February 15, 2018
People need authorities to take strict action, and let it not happen again.
U.S. response to mass shootings summed up: temporary outrage, fruitless debate, do nothing, wait for next mass shooting#FloridaShooting
— Dayne Poulton (@DaynePoulton) February 15, 2018
The truth, indeed.
— J (@iamjasonwells) February 15, 2018
— Paul Shillito (@SharkEyes) February 15, 2018
There are questions about the mental state of the alleged murderer. The reason behind his mental health must be brought forward as well.
#FloridaShooting #floridaschoolshooting No way am I justifying what19 yr old did, but has anyone thought about wht was going on with him-2 adopted parents die, he May have wondered WHY MATERNAL MOM GAVE HIM AWAY & WAS BULLIED AT SCHOOL having no friends-IT'S ALL VERY SAD.
— Kathleen Friscia (@FrisciaKathleen) February 15, 2018
While others are concerned about the gun control laws in the States, and rightly so.
GUN CONTROL AMERICA! YOU NEED GUN CONTROL! 🇺🇸#FloridaShooting
— Rebecca Lobb (@RebeccaLouiseUK) February 15, 2018
The issue has sparked a debate over the possession of guns and the ‘GunControlNow’ hashtag over Twitter explains it all.
Guns are the PROBLEM.
I can't imagine if the guy was any other race how he would be publicize & treated different but since he was white he was a "19 year old orphan" "mentally ill", "lonely", what a shame smh. Guns are the problem obviously yet our gov hasn't done anything about it.#FloridaShooting
— celis (@The_BoyAlex) February 15, 2018
NRA is in hot water following the incident.
America when will the penny drop? Until you understand that the NRA is more dangerous to your well being than Isis the blood of the innocents will flow like a mighty river down your main streets. #FloridaShooting
— Harry Leslie Smith (@Harryslaststand) February 15, 2018
What do you think about the incident? Should the Trump administration take immediate actions to ban guns in the States?
Sound off your views in the comments section.