Report of Yale Gunman Was Hoax, but That Didn’t Stop Anti-Gunners From Taking to Social Media
Earlier today, due to an anonymous tip, Yale University (pictured), which is not currently in session, was locked down.
The call came from a pay phone in the area and and an anonymous caller told a local news agency that his roommate was on the way to the University to shoot people.
An unknown number of police officers, including SWAT, spent a good portion of the day clearing the campus.
In the end, it was determined that the incident was a hoax.
However, before any facts in the case were in, anti-gunners took to Twitter to report the story as fact and in some cases call for additional gun control.
— Rachael DeMarzo (@RachDeMarzo) November 25, 2013
No one needs a rifle? Except those police officers you call to respond to shooters right?
— Nubian Stylez (@NubianStylezNY) November 25, 2013
#guncontrol gunman? Does that mean the fictional gunman was a supporter of gun control?
— Debrianna Mansini (@DMansini) November 25, 2013
How many times per day does it happen now? 0.0001?
— Privacy Camp (@PrivacyCamp) November 25, 2013
Our definitions of CONFIRMED are apparently very different…
— Krystle (@KraveAwmack) November 25, 2013
Yale is now on a long but unfortunate list of school that have been victimized by a gunman. #guncontrol
— Real father (@Imbeingreal669) November 25, 2013
Except, you know, it wasn’t victimized by any gunmen.
— Blaine Anderson (@Camerondukies) November 25, 2013