Parkland school shooting survivor dies by suicide
Sydney Aiello, a survivor of the Parkland school shooting, dies by suicide
(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.
Her mother, Cara, told CNN affiliate WFOR that Aiello suffered from survivor’s guilt after one of the deadliest mass shootings in modern US history and had recently been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder.
Aiello, a student at Florida Atlantic University, died Sunday. Her funeral was Friday in Davie, Florida.
Aiello had been on campus the day of the mass attack but was not in the building where the shootings took place, her mother said, according to WFOR. Aiello, a cheerleader in high school, graduated just months after atroubled teen gunned down 14 students and three teachers there.
The family of Parkland school shooting victimMeadow Pollack described Aiello as “someone dear to Meadow.”