Friday, October 24, 2014

Washington school shooter Jaylen Fryberg's personal struggles revealed on social media

Tweet: ‘I hate that I can't live without you’

Washington High School Shooting Photos | Image #2 - ABC News
Social media posts penned by the shooter in Friday’s rampage at a Washington State high school portray a head-over-heels teenager who grew more and more tormented when the relationship fell apart.
y.Alleged Washington school shooter Jaylen Fryberg (Instagram)
Alleged Washington school shooter Jaylen Fryberg (Instagram)
Authorities have identified the gunman as Jaylen Fryberg. Fryberg’s Facebook page shows him living in Tulalip Bay, nine miles from Marysville-Pilchuck High School where police say two students were killed and at least four others injured in the Friday morning shooting.

“I can't believe I just witnessed a shooting,” Austin Joyner, a student at the school, said on Twitter. “Kid came into the cafeteria and walked over to a table and pulled out the gun and shot 4-6 shots at students sitting down.”
The Seattle Times reported that several students told them that Fryberg, a freshman, was responsible. Kobe Baumann, 14, told the paper that he was with Fryberg in English class right before the shooting, and that he appeared kind of nervous.
“He sits right up in the front,” Baumann said. “He got called on but he just kept his head down and didn’t really say anything.”
Fryberg’s social media accounts tell of his interests in sports, music, hunting, Native American activities and family affairs. He posted many pictures of him and the same girl, often commenting about his crust.
“I love you baby girl,” Fryberg wrote when he posted their picture on his Instagram account. “I promise to love you for the rest of my life.” 

He was clearly still smitten at the beginning of the summer, but somewhere along the way his messages took a sour turn.
Jarron Webb, 15, confirmed to the Seattle Times that the shooter was angry at a girl who would not date him.
Some of Fryberg's tweets over the last few months — such as “Your not gonna like what happens next‼” — appear to be threatening, but it is unknown who he might have been targeting. 

 He sent his final tweet on Thursday.

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