San Bernardino shootings hit too close to home for some
Parents whose children's schools were on lockdown express shock, relief
Parents of children whose schools were in lockdown after a mass shooting in San Bernardino, Calif., expressed shock and relief as they picked up their kids to take them home.
It comes on the heels of a shooting at a Planned Parenthood location in Colorado on Friday.
Reaction online was swift as news that as many as three gunmen had opened fire on dozens of people. Many of those who commented used the hashtag #SanBerdardino. Some of those living nearby expressed concern as schools and civic buildings were locked down.
The centre was surrounded by authorities after the shooting began.
The scene right now by where <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/SanBernardino?src=hash">#SanBernardino</a> shooting took place. <a href="https://t.co/oCLdjzqfOq">pic.twitter.com/oCLdjzqfOq</a>—@sarahparvini
Mass shooting here in San Bernardino. <a href="https://t.co/fjlvMirVPC">pic.twitter.com/fjlvMirVPC</a>—@winstonf71
SWAT team, police and EMTs arrived on the scene by early afternoon.
.<a href="https://twitter.com/SanBernardinoPD">@SanBernardinoPD</a> SWAT on scene <a href="https://t.co/uFTfdBROOp">pic.twitter.com/uFTfdBROOp</a>—@crimeshutterbug
Evacuees were later loaded onto school buses.
Evacuees from shooting loaded onto school bus. <a href="https://t.co/a5Ia9IHSjH">pic.twitter.com/a5Ia9IHSjH</a>—@nerayduh_moreno
.<a href="https://twitter.com/sbcountysheriff">@sbcountysheriff</a> loading people onto buses from training center to undisclosed location <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/sbshooting?src=hash">#sbshooting</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/SanBernadino?src=hash">#SanBernadino</a> <a href="https://t.co/a9zi4Hz8xg">pic.twitter.com/a9zi4Hz8xg</a>—@mayasugarman
Some have been sent to the Loma Linda Medical Center for treatment.
Just got to Loma Linda Univ. Medical Center. Here is what the emergency center looks like from above. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/SanBernadino?src=hash">#SanBernadino</a> <a href="https://t.co/daLkADHI3G">pic.twitter.com/daLkADHI3G</a>—@erikaaaguilar
.<a href="https://twitter.com/kareennews">@kareennews</a> at Loma Linda Medical Center, hospital treating 4 adult patients & 3 more en-route <a href="https://t.co/5d8pewJFrI">pic.twitter.com/5d8pewJFrI</a>—@tarawallis
The shooting happened only a day after the Inland Regional Centre's Twitter account posted photos and a video of a holiday party.
The ICF Holiday Party is in full swing! ☃ <a href="https://t.co/AzOCbliVmb">pic.twitter.com/AzOCbliVmb</a>—@InlandRegional
Just spotted at the ICF Holiday Party...Santa!!! He's posing for photos and taking gift requests. <a href="https://t.co/LTKqDOPy53">pic.twitter.com/LTKqDOPy53</a>—@InlandRegional
A few locals noted personal close calls — family or friends who managed to avoid being shot.
<a href="https://twitter.com/SWEEEET_MEAT">@SWEEEET_MEAT</a> my moms work. She made it out ok. Joey Sanchez is there too.—@MikeOfNBR
Found out my mom left just in time before the shootings happened. Thank you for watching over her God. 🙏🏻—@pctfp2014
Many said they were frightened by the attack, even if they weren't near the scene.
Shooting was right by champs school. So scary to pick him up from being on lockdown. Too close to home. Be safe out there everyone.—@heartless_scar
This shit is literally 15 minutes away from my university. This needs to stop. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/SanBernardino?src=hash">#SanBernardino</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/GunControl?src=hash">#GunControl</a>—@pegggerrzzz123
Others decried that an attack happened just a few days following the Planned Parenthood shooting in Colorado.
How many people have to die in mass shootings in this country before something is done <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/SanBernadino?src=hash">#SanBernadino</a>—@theycallmemara
This article is two days old and it is already out of date. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/SanBernardino?src=hash">#SanBernardino</a> <a href="https://t.co/Kv3MW0DifO">https://t.co/Kv3MW0DifO</a>—@Kate_Walker10
Most of all, those on Twitter generated on outpouring of prayers for anyone nearby or with a loved one potentially at risk.
Praying for those affected in the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/SanBernadino?src=hash">#SanBernadino</a> shootings. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/stoptheviolence?src=hash">#stoptheviolence</a>—@jett2whit
My heart and prayers are in <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/SanBernardino?src=hash">#SanBernardino</a>—@TomiLahren
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