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'Prayers And Condolences!' Donald Trump, Melania Trump, And More Celebs React To Deadly Mass Shooting In Florida School

Date February 15, 2018 12:01

A number of notable people have expressed their deep sadness following the heartbreaking mass shooting that happened in Florida High School on Wednesday.

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A tragic incident

At least 17 people have been confirmed dead after 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz allegedly opened fire at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland around 2:30 pm on February 14th.

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Cruz, who is now in police custody, was a former student of the school who was expelled following disciplinary issues.

Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel confirmed that 12 people were killed within the school premises, two were killed just outside, and one was killed on a nearby street corner. Two more were pronounced dead at the hospital.

'Prayers and Condolences'

This development came as a massive shock to the United States as a whole. President Donald Trump tweeted his condolences on Wednesday night.

No child, teacher or anyone else should ever feel unsafe in an American school.

He later posted another message on Twitter stating that he and the governor of the state, Rick Scott, are working together to handle the issue.

The United States First Lady, Melania Trump, also expressed her deep sadness upon hearing the news.

Other famous people, including Ellen DeGeneres, Reese Witherspoon, and Kim Kardashian-West, also sent their prayers to the families of the victims of the mass shooting.

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Other reactions

Several people took to social media to express how devastating an experience such as this was. The news reignited the argument for gun control that has been ongoing for several years now.

Our hearts go out to the families who lost their loved ones as a result of this terrible ordeal.

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