American Indian Youth Reportedly Shooter at High School in Washington State: Kills Student, Then Himself

Jaylen Ray Fryberg

Jaylen Ray Fryberg

Breaking News

MARYSVILLE, WASHINGTON – The shooter at the Marysville – Pilchuck High School in Marysville, Washington, a suburb of Seattle, who has not officially been identified by law enforcement or school officials is reportedly Jaylen Fryberg, a tribal member of the Tulalip Tribe.

A representative at the Tulalip Tribal Police Department would not confirm or deny the identity of the shooter to Native News Online. But, Native News Online has received confirmation from friends of Fryberg, he was the shooter.

Preliminary reports are a young female student was killed by Fryberg. Additionally, two other female students were shot, as well as two male students

Reportedly, Jaylen died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The shootings began about 10:45 a.m. – PDT.

Fryberg’s family is a well-respected family within the Tulalip Tribe.

One of Jaylen’s uncle, stated on Friday afternoon: “he was not a monster.”

In fact, by the accounts available, Jaylen was well-liked and was a home coming royalty for the freshmen class at the high school only a week ago on October 17,  2014.  Another  member of  the Fryberg family  expressed their shock and sadness about the shooting with the Tulalip Tribe in support for those that were shot.

Editor’s Note: This is a developing story. More information will be provided in subsequent stories. Robin LaDue contributed to this breaking news story from Seattle

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