Saturday, October 25, 2014

Jaylen Ray Fryberg is Identified as Marysville High School Shooter

The school shooter in Washington State has been identified as  Jaylen Fryberg.    It appears that the shooting was a domestic, as he struggled with a recent breakup with his girlfriend.   He was 15 years old, a hunter and a member of the  Tulapip Tribe.  

The tweets put out by him indicate emotional trauma over the breakup, even though he was voted homecoming king just a week ago, on October 17th.  He was also a member of the football team.

The attack was not random, but was aimed at specific people.  From
According to student witnesses, he walked up to a specific table in the cafeteria before opening fire. Jordan Luton told CNN, “They were his friends, so it wasn’t just random.” The horrific shooting began just after 10 a.m. After attacking the students, Fryberg turned the gun on himself and committed suicide.

It is difficult to say what effect this will have on the initiative battle in Washington State.   On the one hand, the shooter was already prohibited from having a handgun, so the proposed initiatives would have had no effect.  On the other hand, those pushing initiative I-594 have always relied heavily on emotional, rather than rational support for the gun control measure.   This shooting is likely to raise the emotional level in the state.

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Update: He was 15 years old, and used a .40 Beretta handgun. 

1 comment:

Wireless.Phil said...

The Daily Mail has 3 or 4 articl3s on this mess. Here are two.

Two sites from Daily Mail. When I seen the kids leaving school, there hands were not in the air, photo 2nd site.

Fifteen-year-old gunman pictured as a smiling homecoming prince, just weeks before he opened fire on his cousins and the girl who rejected...

PICTURED: Two girls, 14, who are fighting for their lives after their 'friend' shot them in high school cafeteria shooting that left another...