Another young survivor of the Parkland school massacre has committed suicide — the second such tragic death in the span of a week, authorities said Sunday.
The student was identified only as a sophomore boy still enrolled at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida.
Officials did not explicitly tie the latest tragedy to the Valentine’s Day 2018 slaughter that left 14 students and three faculty members dead, at least yet, according to the Miami Herald.
Ryan Petty — who founded the suicide prevention group Walk Up Foundation after his 14-year-old daughter, Alaina, was fatally shot in the massacre — told the paper that the sophomore shot himself Saturday.
It’s the same sad end that befell Sydney Aiello, 19, who took her own life March 17 to bookend a wrenching week for the school and community.
“How many more kids have to be taken from us as a result of suicide for the government / school district to do anything?” tweeted Parkland survivor-turned-gun control activist David Hogg as news of the latest suicide spread.
“Rip 17+2,” he added — referring to the respective tallies of those lost to gunman Nikolas Cruz and the past week’s suicides — adding two emojis: a heart and a crying face.
State officials Sunday resolved to answer Hogg’s question with the word “none.”
“Now is the time for the Florida legislature to help,” tweeted the head of the state Division of Emergency Management, Jared Moskowitz. “Mental health is a bipartisan issue. While we are in session NOW is the time.”
Shevrin Jones, a Democratic member of the state House of Representatives, said he would get the ball rolling.
“I will be the FIRST person to co-sponsor something to deal with mental health in our schools and our communities,” he tweeted. “This issue cannot wait. Let’s act while we are in session.
“We can do this, Florida.”
Any help that does come, however, will be too late for this week’s victims.
Aiello escaped last year’s onslaught when Cruz opened fire but couldn’t outrun survivor’s guilt and the emotional trauma left behind by the massacre of her classmates, including close friend Meadow Pollack, her grieving mom said last week.