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Nation Turns To Social Media To Show Support For Reynolds High School

OPB | June 10, 2014 12:29 p.m. | Updated: June 10, 2014 2:37 p.m. | Portland

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The shooting at a Troutdale high school Tuesday morning rippled through social media as Twitter users first demanded confirmed information. After official statements rolled out, Twitter flooded with tweets of prayers and condolences for the Reynolds High School students and their families.

The hashtag #RHShooting was created by police officials to update parents and the public alike, but the public has since taken over with their own messages for those affected by today’s shooting that resulted in the death of a student and the shooter. Prior to the official hashtag, initial tweets carried the hash tag #ReynoldsHighSchool.

Twitter users are also using the hashtags #PrayForReynolds and #PrayForReynoldsHS to send their condolences.

Mayor Charlie Hales shared his thoughts on Facebook.

 

The incident comes less than a week after a shooting at Seattle Pacific University, which left one dead: 19-year-old freshman Paul Lee of Beaverton, Oregon. The shooter was disarmed by another student and taken into custody.

People in Seattle expressed understanding and support.

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