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Students turned to social media to make sense of shooter reports

February 24, 2014

Members of the MSU community took to Twitter Monday afternoon at about 1 p.m. after receiving a text message alert of a man entering Bessey Hall, possibly carrying a gun. Many warned Twitter followers to stay away from Bessey Hall, relaying MSU’s message about a gunman possibly being in the building and telling fellow Spartans to remain safe.

Although the university sent out a message on its alert system about 10 minutes after the announcement to let people know the man had been carrying a training weapon, the incident shook many across campus.

Bessey Hall began nationally trending on Twitter as students expressed terror while they waited to find out what was going on.

People continued to post reactions on social media as they made sense of what had happened once MSU determined the shooting had been a false alarm.

Check out how the events unfolded through the eyes of the MSU community’s posts on Twitter.

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