On Friday, a student walked into the cafeteria of Marysville Pilchuck and opened fire on students, killing one and wounding several others with shots to the head before turning the gun on himself. The student, Jaylen Fryberg was recently crowned freshman homecoming king and was a member of the football team. Many are left wondering why this tragedy happened, with friends saying the shooter was at football practice the day before and seemed absolutely normal.
Our thoughts are with the students, families and all those affected by today’s tragic events in Marysville.
— Seattle Mariners (@Mariners) October 24, 2014
Oak Harbor coach Jay Turner and Marysville superintendent Becky Berg acknowledged that the offer had been put into place by Oak Harbor when they reported to the Seattle Times and the Herald of Everett. The Herald also confirmed that members of the Oak Harbor team showed up during a Maryville meeting Friday night (following the meeting) to help offer their condolences and their support.
— KING 5 News (@KING5Seattle) October 25, 2014
While no formal agreement has yet to be reached, it will be a matter of when not if that both sides agree to this and help Maryville to try to continue onto the playoffs following this very unnerving tragedy. Football is bigger than what is happening on the field and Oak Harbor showed that the best way that they can help is to play supporter for Marysville while they try to fight for their 3A state title.
Sunshine and a rainbow over Marysville-Pilchuck HS after a day of unspeakable violence. A much needed sign of hope. pic.twitter.com/t0XLDh9Dlz
— Jeff Dubois (@JeffDubois) October 25, 2014