Conn. School Shooting: Twitter Quickly Turns Into Gun Control Fight

Friday, 14 Dec 2012 03:40 PM

By Dale Eisinger

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Twitter erupted in rage, sadness and shock Friday afternoon as news spread of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting tragedy in Newtown, Conn.

Country music star Colt Ford called off a National Rifle Association-sponsored event.
Actor Jared Leto was horrified.

Rapper QTip was distraught.

Actor Morgan Freeman issued a plea to his followers.

Jessica Alba couldn’t believe it.

Some Twitter users stood by gun rights:

Many tweets took an aggressive tone on discussing gun control.

Others took a more direct approach to the matter:

Financial author and show host Dave Ramsey couldn’t believe the discussion had already made it that far.

And this was the last tweet from Dawn Hochsprung, the principal of the school who was confirmed dead:
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AP Source: 20-year-old Suspect Had Ties to School
Newtown, Conn. Shooting: Timeline of Mass Killings Since Columbine

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