15 year old Jaylen Fryberg (pictured above), a person in the Tulalip Native-American tribe, entered his school cafeteria yesterday morning around 10.41 am, walked to a dining table, pulled out a rifle and shot five students. He killed one, injured four, that are in critical condition at a healthcare facility, and he then took his own life by shooting himself in the head along with his father’s gun. The incident which lasted for approximately two minutes took place at Marysville-Pilchuck High School in Washington D.C yesterday. See photos from the chaos that read and the entire story bellow
This is actually the teacher who’s said to have heroically accosted a 15-year-old boy as he fired bullets across his senior school cafeteria. Megan Silberberger ran into the space after hearing Jaylen Fryberg shoot dead one classmate and critically wound four others.
Students dived for cover and others fled but as the favorite teenager stopped to reload his gun, witnesses told KIRO-TV, Silberberger walked over and grabbed his arm. In a two-second struggle, Fryberg is said to have pointed the gun at her before shooting himself dead. The shocking account suggests Silberger, a 1st year social services teacher and part-time soccer player, could have prevented a massacre at the Washington school.
Nonetheless, a huge selection of students, teachers and parents piled in to a nearby church tonight for a candlelit vigil as the city reels in shock struggling to deal with the tragic loss in life as four teenagers are treated in hospital Erick Cervantes, the first student who called 911 during the attack, told KIRO-TV:’I think [Megan Silberger] is really the true hero. ‘She’s one that intercepted him with the gun. He tried either reloading or tried aiming at her. She tried moving his hand away and he tried shooting and shot himself in the neck. It began with a quarrel, but I looked back and there is just gunshots and people falling down. She heard the gunshots first and she came in running through the entranceway, right alongside. It wasn’t [a] wrestle. She just grabbed his arm, and it lasted like two seconds, and I heard another shot.’
That shot, he says, was one that killed Fryberg. The shooting at Marysville-Pilchuck High School lasted just two minutes between 10.41am and 10.43am on Friday. The horrific attack has left the whole community reeling as friends described Fryberg, a person in the Tulalip Native-American tribe, as a’well-respected, great guy ‘. Authorities are now actually scrambling to find out a possible reason for the shooting while the four survivors fight because of their lives in hospital. Pupils have told news stations Fryberg was suspended from the football team in recent weeks after being associated with a battle over’racist’comments.