A second student who survived the Parkland school shooting died in apparent suicide, the Coral Springs Police Department confirmed on Sunday, days after a 19-year-old woman who survived the shooting that left 17 people dead killed herself.
The latest student, who has only been officially described as currently attending Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, died Saturday and the death was being investigated as a suicide, Coral Springs police told The Daily Beast. It will be up to the Broward County medical examiner’s office to determine an exact cause of death.
“The investigation is still going,” Officer Tyler Reik told The Daily Beast, adding that police department detectives “are working with the family.”
The student’s name has not been released. Reik said “the student is a juvenile.” Sources told the Miami Herald the teenager is a sophomore male.
The suicide comes about one week after Sydney Aiello, who recently graduated from Marjory Stoneman, killed herself. Aiello reportedly had been diagnosed with post traumatic stress disorder.
Parkland survivor and March for Our Lives leader David Hogg tweeted Sunday about the suicides, criticizing school and government officials for not doing enough.
“How many more kids have to be taken from us as a result of suicide for the government / school district to do anything?” Hogg tweeted Sunday morning.
How many more kids have to be taken from us as a result of suicide for the government / school district to do anything?
Matt Deitsch, a March for Our Lives organizer, wrote “De-stigmatize mental health so that we can work at preventing trauma instead of comparing trauma.”
Aiello was found dead a week ago and her death was reported Friday.
Sydney’s mother told CBS Miami last week that her daughter had been enrolled in college, but was struggling to attend classes because she was afraid of entering a classroom.
She was close friends with Meadow Pollack, one of the 17 people killed at the school on Feb. 14, 2018, when accused shooter Nikolas Cruz opened fire with an AR-15-style rifle.
Cruz, 19, is currently being held in Broward County jail.