BuzzFeed News has been covering the case of the teenage shooter in Washington and recently there’s been another sad revelation. Fifteen-year-old Jaylen Fryberg first texted five of his fellow classmates to meet him for lunch before shooting them, according to the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Department. Before killing himself, Fryberg wounded three of the students and killed two others. Right before opening fire, Fryberg sat with the five victims at a lunch table in school. The weapon Fryberg used was a .40-caliber Beretta which had been legally purchased and registered by one of Fryberg’s family members. It’s still unclear how Fryberg managed to get possession of the weapon. Fourteen-year-old Zoe Galasso died at the scene and 14-year-old Gia Soriano died from her injuries while in the hospital. Shaylee Chuckulnaskit, Andrew Fryberg and Nate Hatch are wounded and in the hospital. The shooter was the cousin of Andrew and Nate. Some have called into question whether gun control, and higher education customer service at gun stores could have resolved this problem. But that remains to be seen.
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About mid-morning on October 24th, 2014, another school shooting devastated students, staff and a whole community in Marysville, Washington. At 10:30 in the morning, people reported hearing gunshots at Marysville-Pilchuck High School. Officials have released the name of the deceased gunman, Jaylen Fryberg. Apparently, it was Fryberg’s first year at the school and has been described as popular. He took his own life after killing one person and injuring at least four. Some unconfirmed reports have claimed numbers as high as six injured. So far, no clear cause or motive for the shooting has emerged, although some family members have mentioned the possibility that the boy’s cousins might have been the targets of the attack. Three of the students injured in the attack remain in critical condition. Since the shooting, the school has been on complete lockdown from the news updates on my FreedomPop Frenzy. Officers are still canvassing the school for evidence.
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