“As some of you may know, tonight was supposed to be our high-school football playoff game between Marysville-Pilchuck High School and Oak Harbor High School. We have received word from Oak Harbor high-school-school district that their high school has offered to take second place in these playoffs,” Marysville superintendent Becky Berg wrote Friday.

“We also understand other teams around the league will wear red and white in support of Marysville-Pilchuck High School.”

Oak Harbor players followed up on their gesture by attending a Pilchuck football team meeting late Friday.

Pilchuck players thought the action was tremendous.

“It meant the world to us,” said senior Sebastian Navarro. “They have class.”

After their scheduled game against Marysville-Pilchuck was canceled, members of the Oak Harbor football team assemble at a vigil at The Grove Church in Marysville, Wash., to honor victims of a shooting at Marysville-Pilchuck High School on Friday.

It’s been somewhat of a tumultuous year here in Snohomish County this year — With the Oso Landslide on Saturday, March 22, 2014, and it’s remaining fall-out and current recovery, to this Marysville-Pilchuck High School shooting on Friday, October 24, 2014.

On Friday, October 24th, at aproximately 10:29 AM, a 14 year old freshman, Jaylen Fryberg entered the cafeteria at Marysville-Pilchuck High School and gunned down some of his closest friends and relatives. The school was placed on lockdown at 10:45 a.m.

5 students were shot at close range in the head, with one (unnamed) student dead at the scene, and 4 others being transported to our local area medical centers. Two other students (unnamed) were treated and released at the scene for minor injuries. Jaylen Fryberg (shooter) died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to Marysville Police Commander Robb Lamoureux.

Two of the victims, are at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle — they are identified as Andrew Fryberg, 15, who is in critical condition with a gunshot wound to the head, and Nate Hatch, 14, who was shot in the jaw and is listed in serious condition.

Two other victims, both female, Shaylee Chuckulnaskit, 14, and Gia Soriano, 14, are currently at Providence Medical Center Everett. Both are listed in critical condition.

Other schools in the area are also on board with tremendous and unwavering support

The Arlington football team during a moment of silence for Marysville-Pilchuck.
The Arlington football team during a moment of silence for Marysville-Pilchuck.

 

Posters made by Monroe High School students to show their support for Marysville-Pilchuck
Posters made by Monroe High School students to show their support for Marysville-Pilchuck

 

The Lake Stevens student section pays tribute to Marysville-Pilchuck.
The Lake Stevens student section pays tribute to Marysville-Pilchuck.

 

It’s been an extremely tragic day for Marysville and it’s surrounding communities — one wrought with a great deal of pain and senseless loss.

We are with you Marysville — As a member of our collective community family, you will be supported and loved, and we will suffer with you, and we will heal with you — What affects you, affects all of us. From the surrounding communities of the Stillaguamish, and of the Puget Sound area, your are in our prayers and thoughts – Always.

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