Elected officials offer outpouring of support for Florida HS shooting victims

At least 17 people were killed and over a dozen more injured in a shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida Wednesday, according to law enforcement officials.

Not long after the news broke, politicians reacted on Twitter as details about the shooting were still unclear. An investigation into the motive had only just begun on Wednesday as the officials, some local and others national, responded.

While many offered their prayers, some, like Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., invoked previous attacks and appealed for change from the Senate floor.

Just spoke to Broward School Superintendent. Today is that terrible day you pray never comes.

- Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) February 14, 2018Our worst fears are being realized. It looks like it's a number of fatalities. Praying for all those students, families and school members affected at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

- Bill Nelson (@SenBillNelson) February 14, 2018Parkland is an idyllic community. Tragedies like this occur everywhere. School shootings occur everywhere. This is horrific. https://t.co/ygR6Z5gmgN

- Rep. Ted Deutch (@RepTedDeutch) February 14, 2018Oh no. Again. Sending every good thought I have to Parkland right now. https://t.co/gR57dPrcBU

- Chris Murphy (@ChrisMurphyCT) February 14, 2018Sen. Chris Murphy addresses Florida school shooting on Senate floor: "Let me just note once again for my colleagues...We are responsible for a level of mass atrocity that happens in this country with zero parallel anywhere else." https://t.co/BuEAqG21or pic.twitter.com/h2ODRP5g7N

- ABC News (@ABC) February 14, 2018April 16, 2007, was the worst day of my life-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.

- Tim Kaine (@timkaine) February 14, 2018
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