Social media reacts to mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland

Social media quickly reacted to the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, the second worst school shooting in modern U.S. history. 

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This Valentine’s Day the ~30th U.S. mass shooting of the year occurred in my home town, at a high school that I’m very familiar with. Because of the nature of today, I’d like to acknowledge just how drastically our lives could change at any moment. It’s important that we value each opportunity we have to show up for others and understand that, regardless of what their expression or social media profile says, we have no idea what they are actually going through. All the days we get in this world are for love (the self kind, the romantic kind, the platonic kind, the familial kind, the community kind, *every* kind), not just the holidays. I hope those most directly affected by today’s tragedy are able to find peace and that we prioritize sensible solutions for what can’t be considered anything less than an epidemic. . Thanks for the beautiful illustration, @bymariandrew. #valentinesday #Parkland #CoralSprings #douglashighschool ❤️🙏🏾

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I write this with tears in my eyes, there was a shooting today at my little brothers high school. My heart was pounding when my mom called to tell me she was on her way to pick my brother up right before it happened. Thankfully my brother is fine.
- ✨ My heart sincerely goes out to all the families who won’t be seeing their kids and the families of the staff who were shot today. This is absolutely insane, I can’t believe it. I used to go to that high school. They identified the shooter and I saw his instagram has pictures of him killing animals and of his guns, blood all over his posts - the signs of this were obvious online since 2017 yet nobody said anything about this guy. He started small, killing small animals then dogs and now people. - ✨ You never know what can happen in life. Even if you make all the right decisions, you can’t always avoid being in a crazy situation like this no matter how much you try to protect yourself and your family. Cherish your friends and family. Don’t let silly misunderstandings get in the way, try to resolve them (if it’s a healthy relationship) and don’t take anything for granted. I’m just in disbelief. I don’t want my brother to go back to school now. I need to give him a hug right now and I hope traffic is not blocked. So sad for all the pain the families of the people whose lives were taken are going through.

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