MARYSVILLE — A beginner homecoming prince, reportedly indignant about a girl, pulled out a gun and non-stop glow in a swarming cafeteria during Marysville-Pilchuck High School Friday morning, murdering one classmate and wounding 4 others before fatally sharpened himself.
At 10:39 a.m., as hundreds of students collected for lunch on a sprawling campus, Jaylen Fryberg walked adult to a cafeteria table, pulled out a gun and shot 3 teen girls and dual teenage masculine cousins, witnesses and authorities said.
Josiah Gould, 14, pronounced he was sitting in a cafeteria eating his lunch when he listened a shrill pop. At initial he suspicion someone had blown adult and popped a lunch sack. After discussion a integrate some-more pops, he looked opposite a room.
“I could see Jaylen station adult with a gun, and he started shooting,” Gould said. “They were sitting down and he was behind them shooting. After that we only ran.”
Zach Yarbrough, a youth during a school, pronounced he saw Fryberg “extend his arm opposite a turn list and glow his gun 3 to 4 times.” Yarbrough ran to a circuitously classroom.
After a sharpened ended, an all-too-familiar stage played out: Hundreds of students ran divided or huddled in classrooms, swarms of military converged with weapons drawn, and anguished kin rushed to a circuitously church to see if their kids were safe.
Fryberg and a lady were reliable dead. The girl’s name was not released.
Two boys and dual girls were taken by ambulance to Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett. As of Friday night, a dual girls were alive and in finish caring with gunshot wounds to a head, pronounced Dr. Joanne Roberts, arch medical officer for Providence. It will be several days before a augury could be made, she said.
The bleeding boys were identified by family members as Andrew Fryberg, 15, and Nate Hatch, 14 — both cousins to Jaylen Fryberg. Both also were shot in a head. They were primarily taken to Providence and after eliminated to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, where Andrew was in vicious condition and Nate was in vicious condition.
“He shot people he cared about,” pronounced crony and football teammate Dylen Boomer.
Family members of a 5 teenagers shot Friday common small about their desired ones in a evident arise of a incident.
“We have a lot of praying and soul-searching to do,” pronounced Don Hatch, grandfather of Nate Hatch and grand uncle of Andrew Fryberg.
Well-wishes and prayers popped adult on amicable media pages of a 3 girls, yet their identities as victims weren’t reliable by authorities or relatives.
A Facebook page of one of a girls, peppered with smiling “selfie” photos, had some-more than 1,300 friends. Similar photos were seen on a Facebook page of another. Both girls listed Lil Wayne and Katy Perry among their favorite song acts.
“We only requisitioned it”
Friday’s propagandize sharpened was a second of a year in Washington. In June, a 26-year-old Mountlake Terrace male non-stop glow with a shotgun during Seattle Pacific University, murdering one tyro and wounding two.
Amid a disharmony of Friday’s shooting, a immature clergyman attempted to hindrance a shooter and pulled a glow alarm, according to a food-service worker during a school, who declined to be named. The clergyman was identified in some news reports as Megan Silberberger. She declined to criticism when reached by The Seattle Times.
Freshmen Brandon Carr, 15, and Kobe Baumann, 14, pronounced they were only outward a cafeteria when a shots were fired.
“We started discussion these shrill banging noises, like someone attack a rabble can,” Carr said. They listened screaming and yelling.
“Once we knew it was gunshots, we only requisitioned it,” Carr said.
They eventually assimilated about dual dozen kids inside a classroom with military and FBI agents. Police told them to stay there. “Everybody in a classroom was only freaking out crying,” Carr said. Eventually they were authorised to leave and were installed onto buses.
Some of a school’s 1,200 students were destined to leave by walking opposite a fields with their hands up. Others were told to stay inside classrooms until military could finish a brush of a campus. It took some-more than dual hours before military announced a propagandize safe.
Families collected during a circuitously church, where they eventually were reunited with their children.
“I never suspicion we would be station here,” pronounced Heather Parker, whose 17-year-old son, Corbin, had already phoned her and pronounced he was fine. “He’s flattering shook up,” she said. ‘He only said, ‘I’m OK.’ He was perplexing to ease me down.”
Honors and anguish
Fryberg came from a distinguished Tulalip genealogical family and was deliberate by some a destiny leader. Earlier this month he was named homecoming prince, and an online video shows him being introduced on a football field, wearing a white “homecoming royalty” sash.
Another student, Jarron Webb, 15, pronounced Fryberg had been indignant about a regretful relationship. Fryberg’s Twitter feed was full of anguished comments in new days.
Another tyro pronounced Jaylen had been temporarily dangling from a football group final week for violence adult another child who used a secular offence about him.
At a news discussion Friday night, Marysville Police Chief Rick Smith pronounced notwithstanding media and watcher reports, he did not wish to endorse Jaylen Fryberg as a shooter, nor yield any information about him or his motive.
Devoting any time to a shooter, Smith said, “would simply exaggerate someone who perpetuated a aroused crime, vicious act, in a place where children should feel safe.”
Tulalip Tribes Chairman Herman Williams Sr. pronounced a village was disorder as a latest to knowledge a propagandize shooting. “We can always contend we watch it on TV but, my, here it comes walking by a door,” he said.
Marysville School District Superintendent Becky Berg pronounced a high propagandize will be sealed subsequent week. She pronounced all school-district extracurricular activities also have been canceled.
“Truly, when one of a children is hurting, we are all hurting,” Berg said.
On Friday night, village members collected for a standing-room-only burial during The Grove Church in Marysville.
“We’re here to lift people up,” Kerri Shepard, 19, said. “People need this right now.”
This story includes information from Times staff reporters Jim Brunner, Jennifer Sullivan, Christine Clarridge, Mike Baker, Leah Todd, Lewis Kamb, Coral Garnick, Paige Cornwell, Daniel Beekman and Ron Judd, Times researcher Miyoko Wolf and partner metro editor John de Leon.Jim Brunner: 206-515-5628 or firstname.lastname@example.org. On Twitter @Jim_Brunner
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