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Parkland school shooting survivor takes her own life

Parkland high school shooting survivor, 19, who struggled with ‘survivor’s guilt’ has taken her own life

  • Sydney Aiello was a recent graduate from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida
  • Aiello’s mother said her daughter took her own life at the weekend 
  • She was close friends with Meadow Pollack, one of the victims of the Parkland shooting  
  • Her mother said  her daughter had struggled with ‘survivor’s guilt and was recently diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder’  
  • Suspected gunman Nikolas Cruz appeared in court Friday charged with killing 17 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on February 14, 2018

A student who survived the Parkland shooting has taken her own life.

Sydney Aiello, 19, a recent graduate from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, took her life at the weekend, according to her mother Cara Aiello.

Cara Aiello told CBS Miami that her daughter had struggled with ‘survivor’s guilt and was recently diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder.’

Sydney Aiello, pictured above, was a recent MSD graduate who was close friends with Meadow Pollack, one of the victims of the Parkland shooting 

Cara Aiello said Sydney (pictured above) was on campus the day of the shooting but not in the Freshman Building

Cara Aiello said Sydney (pictured above) was on campus the day of the shooting but not in the Freshman Building

Sydney was close friends with Meadow Pollack, one of the 17 students and staff killed when a gunman opened fire at the school on February 14, 2018.

Cara Aiello said her daughter was on campus the day of the shooting but not in the Freshman Building.

She added that Sydney struggled to attend college classes because she was afraid of being in a classroom and was often sad but hadn’t asked for help before she killed herself. 

She took her own life on March 17. Her funeral took place Friday.

Aiello took her own life at the weekend, according to her mother, who said her daughter had struggled with 'survivor's guilt' following the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School

Aiello took her own life at the weekend, according to her mother, who said her daughter had struggled with ‘survivor’s guilt’ following the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School 

Suspect Nikolas Cruz appeared in court Friday suspected of killing 17 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School

Suspect Nikolas Cruz appeared in court Friday suspected of killing 17 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School

Sydney Aiello loved yoga. According to her mother, she wanted to dedicate her life towards helping others.   

Nikolas Cruz, suspected of killing 17 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, appeared in court, Friday.   

Cruz’s trial is scheduled for early next year, no specific date has been set, as yet.

Cruz’s attorneys have said he will plead guilty in exchange for a life sentence.

The prosecution is seeking the death penalty.

A GoFundMe page has been created ‘In Loving Memory of Sydney Aiello.’ 

Sydney is survived by her parents Cara and Joe, and her brother Nick. 

If you or someone you know is struggling you can call the National Suicide Prevention Line on 1-800-273-8255. 

  

  

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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