(CNN)Sydney Aiello, who survived the 2018 massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida, has died from suicide, people close to the family told CNN.
Just over a year since the school massacre in Parkland, Florida, the city was again in mourning yesterday after it emerged that the best friend of one of the 17 victims had shot herself.
Sen. Richard Blumenthal says he has fought for legislation requiring insurance companies to give mental health conditions and treatments equal status as physical health conditions and treatments, so people who show suicidal tendencies can get all the help they need.
Second Parkland shooting survivor kills himself, police confirm
Sydney Aiello, 19, struggled with post-traumatic stress disorder, said her grieving mother, after two of her best friends had lost their lives.
Sydney was a pupil at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School when a former student killed 14 of her classmates and three staff members on Valentines Day last year.
Seventeen people were murdered when a gunman opened fire as classes ended for the day on Feb. 14, 2018. The gunman, Nikolas Cruz, is charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder.
She had been in a different building when the gunman opened fire with a semi-automatic rifle, and was unharmed.
In the wake of the tragedy, Sydney joined the student movement for gun control alongside other survivors and took part in a…
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