The appalling Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in Newtown, Connecticut, has left a small and normally quiet community distraught with grief. Social networking has given many citizens an outlet to express themselves to the nation amid a tragedy that America is struggling to understand. Here are 20 powerful tweets from the citizens of Newtown and its neighboring communities.
An entire classroom is dead. This is disgusting. There is police with machine gun outside of the school I work at. Nothing's been more real
— Mimi Kelly (@Miiiiimiiiiii) December 14, 2012
Sister, driving to Sandy Hook, came upon some 1st graders running from school. She took them to Police Dept. Kids were shaken. Heartbreaking
— Rep. John Frey (@johnfrey) December 14, 2012
Rest in peace Mr. Brennan. A man with such a great personality- always lit up anyones day. Go home today and tell your parents you love them
— Chris Brewi (@brewi51) December 14, 2012
We have increased our Police presence at all Danbury Public Schools due to the events in Newtown. Pray for the victims. #Danbury
— MayorMark (@MayorMark) December 14, 2012
goddamnit, let these kids go home. stop trying to get them to tell you what happned. interview the teachers or something
— Brave Little Warrior (@synapsid) December 14, 2012
Just knowing that my sisters school is in lockdown makes me tear up. Innocent children don't deserve to be put through this.
— Cristina Pereira (@CristinnnaP) December 14, 2012
I just want to go home and hug my Daddy and Mommy and brother. This is so unreal
— Scarlet O'Hara(@trueshea) December 14, 2012
Its appalling when we hear stories like these in other towns, but it's even more terrifying when it happens so close to home #PrayForNewtown
— Dan McLoone (@GodDanIt42) December 14, 2012
Bethel Public Schools will remain in lockdown until we receive an all clear from the authorities. Bethel's school children are safe.
— Dr. Kevin J. Smith (@DrKevinJSmith95) December 14, 2012
I don't want to hear anyone ever say "nothing happens in Newtown." this town will never be the same #PrayersForNewtown
— Geralyn Klein (@gkleinxo) December 14, 2012
Unbelievable..26 dead atleast 18 4-6 year olds dead..Right b4 christmas..15 mins away from my school..What i would to do the 20 y.o. Shooter
— RD (@RD_The_II) December 14, 2012
How can I be proud to say I'm from Connecticut...
— Dan Wabno (@d_wabbs) December 14, 2012
If kids were better educated and are taught morals we wouldn't have sociopath's going fucking nuts on people
— shane McKay(@shanethegreat94) December 14, 2012
— Esther Mazal (@EstherMazal) December 14, 2012
Poor kid's, I feel for the families and friends of those poor souls that perished in this atrocity right in my back YARD. #CRAZY
— Kenny Reale(@kennyreale1) December 14, 2012
People who are more concerned about gun laws than the fact that people got shot and killed today should be kicked in the teeth
— Rebecca Guluzzy (@rebeccaguluzzy) December 14, 2012
its a shame they killed the shooter.. he got off much easier then he should have
— Liam Fitton (@L_Fitton) December 14, 2012
It's just so crazy that something so crazy could happen SO CLOSE to Danbury?! Of all places, Sandy Hook?
— Campus Chemist(@asia_chavon) December 14, 2012
I am so sick inside right now, Iive on the border of Newtown and spend as much time there as I do in my own town. People there are so nice.
— Yankeesfan66 (@Rangersfan66) December 14, 2012