It was announced last night that another Marysville-Pilchuck High School student, Gia Soriano, died last night. She was 14 years old.
I note that there are still three other students in the hospital in serious condition. The Times reported that the two boys were cousins of the shooter (who killed himself).
The school is closed this week to allow for some of the initial shock to wear off. One student said he could not go back in the cafeteria. I think it might be wise for the school to repaint and reconfigure the room so that students don't get that shock from walking into the room. I'm sure the school staff will do what they can to help mitigate those feelings for students.
Teens feel quite deeply. Of course, from the distance we have as adults, it can seem like a lot of high drama over an early romance. But to teens, their world IS high school and as parents, we need to take it seriously and not gloss over it or ignore it. (I am not saying the shooter's parents did this - parents aren't even always aware of the issues.) But it helps to talk to your teen and especially not to allow them to brush off something that you feel in your gut is serious. (I recall the murder of a Roosevelt students by two friends over a girl and that parents knew there were issues but did not realize how serious they were until it was too late.)
It also helps not to leave guns where a troubled teen can access them, either to hurt themselves or others.