Last night, Florida State University experienced a terrible tragedy. Three students were shot inside of one of the university's libraries, before the gunman was killed by police. Before the University could even send out a notice on their campus-wide alert system, social media app YikYak was alight with news of the shooting.
We'll have more on this story later today, but, for now, here's a look at those YikYak posts and other social media that happened during and after the FSU shootings.
UPDATE: Governor Rick Scott's response to the FSU shootings:
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