A second Parkland high school shooting survivor took his own life.
His name has not been released. Nora Rupert, a school board member at Broward County Public Schools, told CBS News the student was a male sophomore.
A police investigation is continuing.
Sydney Aiello, a 19-year-old former student, died by suicide last week. She was friends with Meadow Pollack, who was among the 17 people killed on Feb. 14, 2018.
Her mother, Cara Aiello, told CBS Miami that Sydney struggled with survivor's guilt and had been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder.
You are not alone. If you need help or would like to speak with someone, please reach out: Contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.
Parents at the school met with community leaders met within hours of learning of the most recent suicide, coming up with a plan for parents to help their kids who may be contemplating taking their own life.
The group wants parents to ask their kids specific questions:
- Have you ever wished you were dead?
- Have you had thoughts of killing yourself?
- Have you thought about how you might do it?
- Have you had intentions of acting of suicidal thoughts?
- Have you started to work out details of killing yourself?
- Have you done anything to prepare to end your life?
If the answer is yes to 4, 5 or 6, get help immediately and don’t leave them alone.
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