Elementary School Massacre: 27 Reported Dead, at Least 18 Kids as Celebrities React to Horrible Tragedy (VIDEO)
A reported 27 people, including 18 children, were shot at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT Friday morning. Although the number of people killed or wounded has yet to be confirmed, television and online news outlets are reporting that authorities found the alleged perpetrator, an adult male, dead at the scene following the shooting spree. A second person is being questioned in relation to the shootings as well.
Meanwhile, Hollywood celebrities wasted no time taking to social media to express their grief and outrage at the incident. Stars like Miley Cyrus, Kim Kardashian and Blake Shelton were understandably sad and angry as they shared their thoughts and prayers for the families of the victims.
In fact, many wondered how this possibly could have happened again -- especially so soon after the shooting at a movie theater in Aurora, CO, that left 12 dead and 56 injured in July.
"Why do bad things happen to such good people... Especially young ones." tweeted Cyrus.
Read on to see more Twitter reactions from Hollywood, below.
Why does this happen? Why do bad things happen to such good people... Especially young ones. Sendingblessings to CT.Kim Kardashian
— Miley Ray Cyrus (@MileyCyrus) December 14, 2012
In total shock over the school shooting in Ct! 18 children shot dead & 9 adults by a father of one of the kids! What has this world come to — Kim Kardashian (@KimKardashian) December 14, 2012
To harm children who are defenseless is truly disgusting. I'm in disbelief. #PrayforNewtown my heart truly goes out to EVERYONE affected — KhloéKardashianOdom (@KhloeKardashian) December 14, 2012
Stand strong and stand united everyone... We are Americans and we are better than this. What a sad sad disgusting day this is...Jessica Alba
— Blake Shelton (@blakeshelton) December 14, 2012
One child is confirmed dead in #Newtown shooting theatln.tc/SoSXAd - this is just awful. My heart goes out 2 all affected... So sadKevin McHale
— Jessica Alba (@jessicaalba) December 14, 2012
No words, this is a horrific tragedy. Thoughts are with all the children, parents & teachers. — Kevin McHale (@druidDUDE) December 14, 2012
Only minutes away from pundits & politicians say, "This isn't the time to talk about gun control." Really? When is that moment? — Michael Moore (@MMFlint) December 14, 2012
Oh my goodness. There has been a shooting at a school. I had no idea. This is so tragic. Poor babies!Josh Duhamel
— Bethenny Frankel (@Bethenny) December 14, 2012
My heart hurts for the victims & their families of the CT school shooting. This needs to stop. Schools must be safe again.Steve Carell
— Josh Duhamel (@joshduhamel) December 14, 2012
Hold your kids close today. — Steve Carell (@SteveCarell) December 14, 2012
Our hearts are broken for you, Newtown. — Kristin Chenoweth (@KChenoweth) December 14, 2012
prayers for the children, families and faculty of Sandy Hook Elementary School and the people of Newtown.my heart is broken.Christopher Gorham
— Russell Simmons (@UncleRUSH) December 14, 2012
No time like today.Grieve AND talk.Today, tomorrow, the next day.AND, let's only call the murderer by his earned name, Some Asshole.
— Christopher Gorham (@ChrisGorham) December 14, 2012