Hollywood, the Beltway and gun reform activists – including the Parkland, Florida students who have taken an impressive lead on the topic – responded quickly to today’s shooting at Santa Fe High School in Texas. The shooting left 10 dead, including nine students and a teacher. A 17-year-old suspect is in custody, along with a second person, possibly an accomplice.
“Prepare to watch the NRA boast about getting higher donations,” tweeted Parkland survivor Cameron Kasky. “Prepare to see students rise up and be called ‘civil terrorists’ and crisis actors. Prepare for the right-wing media to attack the survivors.”
Kasky’s schoolmate and fellow activist David Hogg wrote, “Get ready for two weeks of media coverage of politicians acting like they give a shit when in reality they just want to boost their approval ratings before midterms.”
See all tweets below.
“We can do better than this,” tweeted Ellen DeGeneres. “We must do better than this.”
Among the politicians weighing in were President Donald Trump, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti.
Here is a sampling of today’s responses. Deadline will update periodically…
More lives taken by gun violence, this time near Houston. My heart is with the students, parents, and community of Santa Fe High School. #EnoughIsEnough
— Ryan Seacrest (@RyanSeacrest) May 18, 2018
Every day that we fail to act on gun violence, we are failing our children. This should be a day for soul searching across America – and that soul searching should be matched with legislating to begin dealing with this national shame.
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) May 18, 2018
And it will keep happening & happening & happening & happening & happening & happening & happening & happening & happening & happening & happening until our gutless politicians stand up to the #NRA & pass the sensible guns laws the majority of Americans want. https://t.co/335ET7EONk
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) May 18, 2018
My heart is with you Santa Fe. Sending my deepest condolences to the students, teachers, families, friends, and all those affected by this devastating tragedy. #ThisMustStop
— Billy Ray Cyrus (@billyraycyrus) May 18, 2018
Get ready for two weeks of media coverage of politicians acting like they give a shit when in reality they just want to boost their approval ratings before midterms.
— David Hogg (@davidhogg111) May 18, 2018
At least 8 students have been shot and killed at Santa Fe High School.
Prepare to watch the NRA boast about getting higher donations.
Prepare to see students rise up and be called ‘civil terrorists’ and crisis actors.
Prepare for the right-wing media to attack the survivors.
— Cameron Kasky (@cameron_kasky) May 18, 2018
Santa Fe High, you didn’t deserve this. You deserve peace all your lives, not just after a tombstone saying that is put over you. You deserve more than Thoughts and Prayers, and after supporting us by walking out we will be there to support you by raising up your voices.
— Emma González (@Emma4Change) May 18, 2018
To everyone at Santa Fe high school ,I hope youre safe, I’m so sorry this is happening, and I’m so sorry that it continues to https://t.co/zLRbrizYiD one should be in the situation that youre all currently in. Im not going to say thoughts and prayers but instead policy and action
— Sarah Chadwick (@Sarahchadwickk) May 18, 2018
Sending all of my love to the students and families in Santa Fe, Texas. We can do better than this. We must do better than this.
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) May 18, 2018
Sending love to all of the families and students in Santa Fe, Texas. This just has to stop. 💔
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) May 18, 2018
Heartbroken seeing the news of what happened in Santa Fe this morning. Keeping everyone affected in my prayers.
— Nick Jonas (@nickjonas) May 18, 2018
We send our thoughts and prayers to the families of those affected by the senseless tragedy at Santa Fe High School today. We will hold a moment of silence prior to tonight’s game and fly the Texas flags at MMP at half-staff in support and memory of the victims and their families
— Houston Astros (@astros) May 18, 2018
It would be nice if #DonaldTrump gave us much attention to children who are actually alive. At this point, with your fucking do-nothing attitude after #Parkland, this one is on you and the GOP congress. #SantaFe .https://t.co/MnqvIedDKN
— Rod Lurie (@RodLurie) May 18, 2018
More kids shot dead: At least eight people — and as many as 10 — have been killed in Santa Fe High School shooting
This is the third school shooting in 8 days, and the 22nd since the beginning of the year https://t.co/H6dw9xSWux
— Mia Farrow (@MiaFarrow) May 18, 2018
Thinking and praying harder won’t stop this. We need to act. Heartbroken for #SantaFe.
— Rep. Joe Kennedy III (@RepJoeKennedy) May 18, 2018
My heart goes out to Santa Fe and all of Texas today.
— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) May 18, 2018
The National School Walkout is calling for a moment of silence at 2:00 pm Eastern in solidarity with the victims at Sant Fe High School. Please spread the word. Our hearts are with #SantaFe.
— National School Walkout (@schoolwalkoutUS) May 18, 2018
My heart goes out to everyone affected by this morning’s shooting at Santa Fe High School in Texas. Sending my deepest condolences to the parents, families, and friends grieving the loss of a loved one. Canadians are keeping you in our thoughts today.
— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) May 18, 2018
To the students, families, teachers of Santa Fe High School, all of those affected and the entire community: We are with you, you are in our prayers, and you're in the prayers of the American people. pic.twitter.com/8bhPWyK7vR
— Vice President Mike Pence (@VP) May 18, 2018
My heart breaks for the students and faculty of Santa Fe High School, and the families of those who lost their lives today. One young person lost to gun violence is one too many. This cannot continue. #EnoughIsEnough
— Elizabeth Warren (@SenWarren) May 18, 2018
My thoughts and prayers go out to the families and loved ones of the victims in today’s shooting at Santa Fe High School in Texas
— Isaiah Thomas (@isaiahthomas) May 18, 2018
We grieve for the terrible loss of life, and send our support and love to everyone affected by this horrible attack in Texas. To the students, families, teachers and personnel at Santa Fe High School – we are with you in this tragic hour, and we will be with you forever… pic.twitter.com/LtJ0D29Hsv
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 18, 2018
— National School Walkout (@schoolwalkoutUS) May 18, 2018
And most importantly, to the Santa Fe community and the parents whose children won’t be coming home tonight-
There are no words. Only ache. Only pain.
I promise to use whatever platform & voice I have to stop this madness. I am by your side. #NoRA
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) May 18, 2018
Just 1 month ago students @ Santa Fe HS were walking out in protest of gun violence. Now it's hit their school. I don’t know that there are words anymore for what continues to happen in this country. My thoughts are w/ the community and all who have been affected by gun violence.
— Mayim Bialik (@missmayim) May 18, 2018
Prayers and thoughts going out to the students, faculty, and families of those affected by the Santa Fe High School incident. 😢
— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) May 18, 2018
In 2018, there have been 22 school shootings where someone was hurt or killed. That's more than 1 shooting a week.
My heart aches for Santa Fe, but to say today is simply a tragedy isn't enough. If we cannot protect our children we've failed. We need commonsense gun reform. NOW.
— Gavin Newsom (@GavinNewsom) May 18, 2018
Texas flags across the state are being lowered to half-staff in memory of those who lost their lives in the school shooting at Santa Fe High School today. https://t.co/9EDi6pjIFk pic.twitter.com/ZVAgkIRbzU
— Gov. Greg Abbott (@GovAbbott) May 18, 2018
I’m sick and tired of writing this: WE DONT NEED THOGHTS AND PRAYERS. WE NEED REAL LEGISLATIVE CHANGE. How many more children have to die before @realDonaldTrump and others in power have the courage to stand up for those who have been shot down. Santa Fe, my heart is with you
— Christian Navarro (@ChristianLN0821) May 18, 2018
Heartbroken again by these horrible events. Santa Fe, Texas, we stand with you.
— Fergie (@Fergie) May 18, 2018
— Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) May 18, 2018
We are devastated by today’s tragic news from Texas. Our hearts go out to the families of the victims and everyone in the Santa Fe High School community.
— Tim Cook (@tim_cook) May 18, 2018
My heart goes out to all those affected by the school shooting in Santa Fe TX. I'm so sick of this shit. When will we learn?
— Bryan Greenberg (@bryangreenberg) May 18, 2018
Sending thoughts, prayers and love to everyone affected by today's school shooting in Santa Fe, Texas.
— Judge Greg Mathis (@JudgeGregMathis) May 18, 2018
Santa Fe Texas. My heart aches for you.
— Maureen McCormick (@MoMcCormick7) May 18, 2018
— Phillipa Soo (@Phillipasoo) May 18, 2018
Our hearts are with the community of Santa Fe, Texas. We must stand with our young people and do more to end the madness of gun violence. #EnoughIsEnough
— Mayor Eric Garcetti (@MayorOfLA) May 18, 2018
Our hearts are broken. Our communities and children continue to be traumatized by this preventable epidemic. How many more people must die before we act? #SantaFe
— Sandy Hook Promise (@sandyhook) May 18, 2018