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Donald Trump, the President of the United States of America, has been called a “f*****g piece of s**t” on a Twitter post by a user who is assumed to be a student that was caught up in the shooting at a school in Florida.
The response by a user named “Sarah” to the public comment of the US President regarding the mass killing went viral after she asked him to introduce measures on gun control rather than platitudes.
Trump had posted a tweet regarding his “prayers and condolences” to the families of those who were killed, saying: “No child, teacher or anyone else should ever feel unsafe in an American school.”
The account with a username of “chaddiedabaddie,” which is said to belong to a girl who is attending Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that is located in Parkland, near Fort Lauderdale, answered: “I don’t want your condolences you f*****g price (sic) of s**t, my friends and teachers were shot.
“Multiple of my fellow classmates are dead. Do something instead of sending prayers. Prayers won’t fix this. But Gun control will prevent it from happening again.”
By morning on Thursday, her message had already been retweeted around 65,000 times and liked by over 154,000 people.
On Wednesday, seventeen people were left dead when a gunman who is allegedly a 19-year-old named Nikolas Cruz, opened fire using an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle.
Police said that the suspect was later placed into arrest carrying various additional magazines of ammunition. They said that Cruz had a history of social media posts that are “disturbing.”
A teacher at the school said that he and colleagues had been warned not to let Cruz onto campus while carrying a backpack after he supposedly threatened his fellow students.
The account of Sarah has posted a number of tweets about Parkland and the school during the recent weeks, and she seemed to have attended a concert of Lana Del Rey in Florida earlier in February.
Following her response to the message of condolence of Trump, she posted: “Today has been the worst day of my life. I’ve been crying helplessly for hours. Thank you to everyone for your support. I’m going to try to sleep now.”
The tweet in response to the US President was seized upon by numerous high-profile names in the industry of entertainment.
The voice of Olaf in Disney’s blockbuster Frozen, Josh Gad, said in a tweet: “Retweet this until you are blue in the face.”
A Pakistani-Canadian author who is best known for The Atheist Muslim, Ali A Rizvi, simply said in a tweet: “Message to Donald Trump from a Douglas High School student. #Parkland #Guncontrol”.
Also, a student who was in class at the time of the Florida shooting said that she “cannot unsee” the horror that unfolded before her.
On Twitter, Morgan Williams described how her some of her friends were killed as the gunman walked through the corridors of the school.
She stated: “I cannot stop hearing the sound of the gun as he walked down my hallway. I cannot unsee my classmates who were shot get carried out by police. I cannot unsee the bodies on the floor. Please keep in mind the horror of what we’ve gone through today. #prayfordouglas”
Williams continued: “Never in a million years did I think I would have EVER gone through this. There is NO reason why I should have had to run past deceased friends and classmates to get to safety because there isn’t a control on how easy it is to get a gun.”