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Student live tweets Broward school shooting

As news of a shooting at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland spread Wednesday, one Twitter user identifying himself as a freshman student posted live updates from inside.

The first post from Twitter user @TheCaptainAidan came at 2:59 p.m. when he wrote, "I am in a school shooting right now..."


Two minutes later, he posted photos from inside what looks to be a classroom, then another 10 minutes later. "Long live Majory Stoneman Douglas High," he wrote.



Responses rolled in, including one from a user who said she had survived a shooting before.

"I’ve survived this," user @runs_w_woIves wrote. "You’re gonna be okay. Hang in there sweetie. Stay quiet. Help anyone who is hurt. Stay calm. It’s going to be okay. I promise baby you’re going to be okay."

"It’s so depressing that this has become an ‘I’ve been there’ type of situation," another user replied.


By 4:25 p.m., the student posted that he had made it outside. "God bless, America," he wrote.


This is a developing story. Stay with tampabay.com for updates.

 
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