This is just tragic.
Courtesy of AJC:
A second survivor of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida, has died of suicide, according to police.
The Miami Herald reported that a current student died Saturday night in “an apparent suicide.” Authorities confirmed the death Sunday.
Coral Springs police spokesman Tyler Reik told the Miami Herald the student was a juvenile. Authorities have not identified the student further.
About a week earlier, Sydney Aiello, another survivor of the shooting, died of suicide earlier this month. Aiello recently graduated from the Parkland, Florida, high school.
We just had the one year anniversary of the Parkland School shooting about ten days ago, which means that all of these terrible feelings have been brought back to the surface. As well as a thing called survivors guilt.
Sydney Aiello’s best friend was killed in that shooting, and according to sources she has been having a very difficult time attending classes and going with her life as if nothing ever happened.
What happened has left deep wounds on these young people, most of which it will take decades to heal, and if the folks around them don’t notice they will simply bleed out right in front of our eyes.
Of course, their wounds have also continually been reopened by Right Wing fanatics who have made these young people virtual punching bags on which they can take out their vitriol and feelings of insecurity.