Yesterday morning, Jaylen Fryberg a kid who had won the crown as homecoming prince last week entered his school’s cafeteria opening fire and killing two. According to reports, Fryberg had trouble with a difficult break up with a girl which caused him emotional distressed.
The reports base this on his Twitter account tweets and information given by friends of his. It seemed like he could not cope with the breakup and took it out using violence. Fryberg is seen in photos hunting game and his family owns guns. A teacher at the school tried to stop Fryberg. Social studies teacher Megan Silberberger jumped into action as Fryberg attempted to reload his weapon, a .40 caliber gun which was found at the crime scene. In the end, two were killed including Jaylen who killed himself. Four others were injured, some of whom are his own cousins.
Once again gun control is being brought up in light of this new attack. In America, it seems that school shootings take place every few months. What is going on? Why is there so many shootings in schools? I will post a future blog post on this and give my thoughts.
Let us pray for all those involved and also remember that Jaylen Fryberg was sick. We must pray for his soul.
I will update and edit this post as more information comes in.