Third Student Dies After Washington School Shooting

A third life has been tragically taken after last week's shooting at Marysville-Pilchuck High School in Washington. Shaylee Chuckulnaskit, the third girl shot by 15-year-old Jaylen Fryberg in the cafeteria on that horrific day, was pronounced dead Friday at Providence Regional Medical Center, where she spent the last week in critical condition.

Shaylee was one of five students who were shot on October 24 by the troubled freshman, who reportedly was heartbroken and angry over a breakup with a female student. Zoe Galasso, 14, died at the school and Gia Soriano, 14, died on Sunday night. Two male students -- Andrew Fryberg and Nate Hatch -- who were also the shooter's cousins, remain in the hospital.


Shaylee's family released a sad statement on Friday night:

Shay means everything to us. In Shay's short life she has been a radiant light bringing us incredible joy and happiness. She has been a loving daughter, a caring sister, a devoted friend and a wonderful part of our community. We can't imagine life without her.

More from The Stir: Washington School Shooter Allegedly Texted Victims to Meet Before Attack

Fryberg was reportedly upset after Zoe began dating Andrew -- though it's impossible to find a true motive for something this horrific. The shooter used Twitter to express his dark feelings prior to the murders and reportedly texted his victims and invited them to have lunch with him. All five student victims were reportedly sitting at the same cafeteria table when Fryberg opened fire using a relative's licensed .40-caliber handgun.

Fryberg, who was a popular freshman and homecoming prince, then turned the gun on himself and took his own life.

We were all pulling for Shaylee and the other young shooting victims to recover and our hearts go out to her family and friends. Marysville-Pilchuck High School is set to resume classes on Monday, but the cafeteria will remain closed.


Image via Shaylee Chuckulnaskit/Facebook

Read More >