An expelled student used an assault rifle to opened fire at a Florida high school Wednesday, killing 17.
As doctors tend to the injured, families prepare to bury their dead and law enforcement investigates the shooting, people around the world are reacting to the tragedy.
In a sad twist, in the Palmetto State there is a hearing whether a teenager will be tried as an adult in a South Carolina school shooting at Townville Elementary School in September 2016.
Some of the most prominent people with connections to South Carolina took to social media to share their thoughts in the aftermath of the horrific scene at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland.
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Politicians from Gov. Henry McMaster and Steve Benjamin, as did South Carolina women’s basketball coach Dawn Staley and Gamecocks linebacker Skai Moore and even Craig Melvin, who is in South Korea covering the Winter Olympics.
The Rev. Jesse Jackson also commented on the terrible shooting, as did some of the surviving family members of those killed in the mass shooting at Charleston’s Emanuel AME Church.
Here are some of their reactions: