The school shooting Wednesday near Seattle, Washington is looking less like a school shooting and more like a teen love triangle with the school just a convenient place to get them all in one place. So sad. The shooter and male victims were friends, cousins and members of the same Native American group. The name of the female killed hasn’t been released. Pray for the families.
Two male victims, who were identified Saturday as Nate Hatch, 14, and Andrew Fryberg, 15, are being treated at Harborview Medical Center Seattle. Hatch's grandfather said the boys are cousins of the shooter, Jaylen Ray Fryberg, a freshman football player at Marysville Pilchuck High School — the chaotic scene of Friday morning's violence. “They’re just three complete buddies, and they couldn't be closer than three brothers,” Don Hatch told TODAY, referring to the gunman, who died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, and the two injured boys, who remain in intensive care.
Fryberg's Twitter feed suggested he was struggling with an unidentified problem. On Wednesday, a posting read: "It won't last ... It'll never last." On Monday, another said: "I should have listened. ... You were right ... The whole time you were right."
Marysville-Pilchuck High School has a number of students from the Tulalip Indian tribes.