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Police: Second Parkland shooting survivor dies by suicide

Second Parkland shooting survivor dies by suicide, police say
Posted at 12:00 PM, Mar 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-25 02:46:31-04

A second survivor of the Parkland shooting has died by suicide, the Coral Springs Police Department in Florida confirmed to the Miami Herald on Sunday.

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Police told the newspaper that a current Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student died in “an apparent suicide” on Saturday night.

The death of this student follows that of 19-year-old Sydney Aiello, a survivor of the mass shooting in Parkland, Florida, who died by suicide last weekend.

Aiello was a young woman who a Marjory Stoneman Douglas teacher described as a joy to have in class.

Aiello was close friends with Meadow Pollack, one of 17 people killed by a mass shooter last year. Aiello's mother said that her daughter felt survivor's guilt and was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder following the events of Feb. 14, 2018.

Aiello's mom said her daughter struggled to attend college classes because she was afraid of being in a classroom and was sad — but never asked for help before she killed herself.

If you need help, or know someone that does, you can always call the National Suicide Hotline at 1-800-273-8255.

CNN contributed to this report.