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Students struggle to come to terms with fatal shooting at US high school

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Students struggle to come to terms with fatal shooting at US high school

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Students at a high school in Marysville near Seattle in the US have been coming to terms with a deadly shooting.

The attacker, Jaylen Fryberg, killed one girl and seriously wounded four others before killing himself.

Students have laid flowers and tied balloons with messages to the gates of Marysville-Pilchuck High School.

Classmate, Lucas Thorington, who knew the gunman and victims since middle school said Fryberg was the last person anyone would have expected to commit a crime like this.

“I just… I didn’t think he would do Something like this and never think… I mean, he had a good life. He was very well known. Popular. I mean… I don’t know what happened.”

Two teenage girls remain in critical condition after being shot in the head.

Chief Medical Officer at Providence Regional Medical Centre, Dr. Joanne Roberts, said: “The next three days are going to be crucial. These young people are being monitored moment by moment. They have a nurse at their bedside constantly. A doctor is very nearby constantly.”

Two boys who are in intensive but not critical care were cousins of the shooter.