Screenshot, Ellen DeGeneres Twitter
Celebrities across the world shared their thoughts and prayers with victims and their families of the Florida high school shooting that occurred on Wednesday.

Celebrities across the world shared their thoughts and prayers with victims and their families of the Florida high school shooting that occurred on Wednesday.

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A former student entered into Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, on Wednesday afternoon and killed at least 17 people, according to the Associated Press.

Hundreds of students fled the school in terror from the shooting, which was the largest mass school shooting since the Newtown, Connecticut, shooting in 2012.

Celebrities from Ellen DeGeneres to Mark Ruffalo to Chelsea Handler tweeted out their condolences on the shooting.

Politicians and public figures similarly shared their thoughts.