Second young Parkland shooting survivor dies in apparent suicide

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Suzanne Devine Clark, an art teacher at Deerfield Beach Elementary School, places painted stones at a memorial outside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School during the one-year anniversary of the school shooting, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019, in Parkland, Fla. A year ago on Thursday, 14 students and three staff members were killed when a gunman opened […]

A second survivor of the Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School shoting in Parkland, Florida, last year has taken his life, according to press and police reports.

The suicide comes about a week after another student-survivor, Sydney Aiello, 19, took her life a little over a year after the massacre.

Aiello had struggled with survivor’s guilt and had recently been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder, according to her mother. She was a senior at Stoneman Douglas when a gunman killed 17 students and school staff on February 14, 2018.

Police have not released the name or gender of the latest student to commit suicide, whose death was confirmed by Coral Springs, Florida, police Sunday.

According to the Miami Herald, the student died Saturday night and was identified only as a “juvenile” by police.

The Herald says sources say the student was a male sophomore.

On Sunday, David Hogg, one of the student activists who has risen to prominence in the wake of the MSD shooting, called for officials at all levels to do more to prevent such deaths.

If you or anyone you know is struggling with depression, anxiety or other issues, please call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255 or text TALK to 741741 to contact a crisis counselor.

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