Sunday 21 April 2019

Grief-stricken teens take own lives after school massacre

 

A memorial for the victims of the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Photo: Emily Michot/Miami Herald/AP
A memorial for the victims of the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Photo: Emily Michot/Miami Herald/AP

Rozina Sabur

Two teenagers who survived America's deadliest high school shooting have taken their own lives in the past week, bringing fresh tragedy to the Florida community.

A 17-year-old boy who attended Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida - where 17 people were killed - died on Saturday in what police say is a suicide.

It comes just days after Sydney Aiello (19) took her own life. Her family said she suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder and survivor's guilt after the shooting in which Meadow Pollack, one of her best friends, died.

Nikolas Cruz, a former student, killed 14 students and three staff members in February last year.

In a separate development, Jeremy Richman, the father of a six-year-old girl killed in the Sandy Hook, Connecticut, school massacre in 2012, died of an apparent suicide yesterday.

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