Sydney Aiello, victim of a shooting in Parkland, kills herself


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By Elisha Fieldstadt

Sydney Aiello, a student who survived the Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school shootout in Parkland, Fla., And who graduated last year, committed suicide on weekends last, announced officials.

She was 19 years old.

Aiello was a close friend of Meadow Pollack, one of the victims of the large-scale shootings of February 14, 2018 in a school that claimed the lives of 14 students and three staff members.

"The beautiful Sydney with such a future has been removed too soon," said Pollack's brother Hunter on Twitter.

According to Heather A. Gálvez of the Broward County Medical Examiner's Office, Aiello died from a gunshot wound to the head.

"The death of Sydney Aiello is tragic, shocking and heartbreaking, and certainly at least in large part as a result of the training effect of the MSD shootings," according to a statement from Pollack's family.

A GoFundMe account created for Aiello's family said the teenager's passions were cheerleaders, yoga and "illuminating the time of others".

Aiello, a graduate of Stoneman Douglas in 2018, had plans to get into the medical field, the site said.

But her mother, Cara, told CBS Miami that her daughter was having trouble attending school because classrooms were now scary.

Cara Aiello testified that her daughter was guilty of the survivor's guilt and had recently been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder.


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