Two Students Dead, Including Shooter, Four Injured In WA High School


Two students are dead after one of them opened fire Friday morning in the Marysville-Pilchuck High School cafeteria in Washington state before turning the gun on himself, the Seattle Times reports. Police said one girl was killed and two other girls and two boys were wounded in the 10:45 a.m. shooting. Students identified the shooter as freshman Jaylen Fryberg, recently named the school's homecoming prince. One student said Fryberg was angry at a girl who would not date him, and that the girl was one of the people shot.

Both young girls at a hospital in Everett, Wa., with gunshot wounds to the head were now out of surgery and in a critical care unit Friday night. There was no immediate prognosis, said Dr. Joanne Roberts, chief medical officer for Providence. Two boys, both cousins of Fryberg, were shot and wounded but less seriously than the girls. Marysville is among three school districts recently chosen to share a $10 million federal grant for improved student mental-health services.

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