Sydney’s mother,Cara Aiello, shares that her daughter also had a hard time being in school and a classroom as it took her back to the attack. A very dear friend of Sydney, Meadow Pollack, was killed during the assault and that has also affected her deeply.
Ryan Petty, another father of a victim, Alaina, is very worried that more students struggle with these feelings and thoughts. He wants there to be more attention for suicide prevention and told CBS: “It breaks my heart we’ve lost yet another student from Stoneman Douglas. My advice to parents is to ask questions. Don’t wait.”