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Another Parkland Survivor Is Dead

In a matter of days, community sees a second survivor of mass shooting commit suicide
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 24, 2019 6:10 PM CDT
An attendee at an interfaith service holds up a candle, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019, in Parkland, Fla.   (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

(Newser) – On the heels of one suicide of a Parkland school shooting survivor comes a possible second. An unidentified current male student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School died Saturday night of what police are calling an "apparent suicide," reports the Miami Herald. Ryan Petty, who lost his daughter in the massacre and founded a suicide-prevention group afterward, tells the Herald that the boy was a sophomore, and like Sydney Aiello a week ago, died of a gunshot wound to the head. "When you look at Columbine as an example, almost just as many students killed themselves after the fact than in the actual shooting. That needs to change," he said. "We need to get them the help they need." (Read more Parkland school shooting stories.)

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