Saturday, October 25, 2014

This is Marysville Pilchuck School Shooter

His name was Jaylen Fryberg, and he is known forever as the Marysville Pilchuck School Shooter.

Here's more from HuffPo:
Authorities said that Fryberg, a football player and homecoming prince, shot five students and then turned the gun on himself. He died at the scene from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Police confirmed that a female student died in the shooting, according to The Seattle Times.

Four other students were taken to local hospitals, three of whom were admitted with head wounds, a spokeswoman for Providence Medical Center said at a press conference. All the victims were younger than 18, police said.

The school, which participates in active shooter drills, was placed in lockdown. Students were later evacuated, and could be seen on local television walking across a field with their hands in the air.

A friend of the shooter, identified only as Bryce, told NBC News that Fryberg was a popular student, and that "everyone knew him." Bryce was shocked that Fryberg was the shooter, since he didn't consider him violent.

The extended Fryberg family are well known locally, a neighbor told The Huffington Post.

"They're known for having a larger family in the area and having been here a long time," Ellie Shipe, 27, said. She lives across the street from the high school. "it's horrific," she said about the shooting.

A motive is not yet known, but a student at the school told the Seattle Times that the "shooter was angry at a girl who would not date him, and that the girl was one of the people shot."
Jaylen's Twitter was riddled with anger over the girl.

My heart goes out to the families and the community. This shouldn't have happened.

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