15 year-old Jaylen Fryberg, who had just returned to Marysville-Pilchuk High School from a suspension for fighting, shot 5 people, killing one, before fatally turning the gun on himself. Fryberg, a Native American, had been suspended from the football team for fighting after reported “racist” comments. He had also posted a series of angry Tweets recently, reportedly in connection to a girl who had rejected him.
The freshman went on a shooting spree with a .40 caliber Beretta handgun that allegedly belonged to his father. Witnesses said he had a “blank stare” during the attacks. Shocked classmates later said he was “popular” and a “well-respected, great guy.”