Another Parkland Shooting Survivor Reportedly Takes Their Own Life


A week after a Parkland school shooting survivor took her own life, police say another survivor has died as well, according to reports.

Coral Springs police confirmed to the Miami Herald Sunday that a current Majory Stoneman Douglas High School student died by "an apparent suicide" Saturday night. Officials did not identify the student, but the Herald reported that sources said the student was a male sophomore.

Police are still investigating the student's death.

It's been a little over a year since the massacre at Majory Stoneman Douglas High School. On Feb. 14, 2018, a gunman killed 17 people, which included 14 students and three staff members.

On Friday, it was reported that 19-year-old MSD graduate Sydney Aiello took her own life last weekend. Her mother, Cara Aiello, told local CBS station WFOR-TV that her daughter had struggled to cope in the wake of the shooting and suffered from survivor's guilt.

Sydney was a close friend of Meadow Pollack, who was killed in the shooting. She was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder and was fearful of being in a classroom, according to her mother.

Ryan Petty, whose daughter Alaina also died in the shooting, told WFOR-TV that he's been concerned about the toll PTSD might take on the survivors. 

“It breaks my heart,” Petty said. “My advice to parents is to ask questions, don’t wait.”

A GoFundMe page in honor Sydney, started by family friends, has raised $30,000 in donations for her family.

Suspect Nikolas Cruz, who police say confessed to the killings, faces first-degree murder and attempted murder charges. Prosecutors rejected a plea deal from the defense, which would have taken the death penalty off the table in exchange for a guilty plea.

A trial date has not been set.

If you or someone you know needs help, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 24/7 at 1-800-273-8255. Or chat online at


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