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Marysville high school prepares to reopen; some students 'fearful'

MARYSVILLE, Wash. - Classes resume Monday at Marysville-Pilchuck High School for 1,200 students and their teachers and administrators who have been planning for a new routine after last Friday's deadly shooting.

But some students and their parents remain fearful of returning to class due to continuing threats.

Superintendent Becky Berg spoke to parents Tuesday night at the high school about the reopening plans. She says they will not reopen the cafeteria where the shooting took place.

The shooting left three dead, including the shooter, Jaylen Fryberg. Three students remain in hospitals, two in critical condition.

The Tulalip Indian tribes, of which Fryberg was a member, released a statement Wednesday denouncing his "horrific actions" and saying they were the "acts of an individual, not a family, not a tribe"

The tribe's statement also said some Marysville schools had received threats since the shootings, and that some of those threats "have been directed at Native children."

"Many of our kids are fearful to return to school, and some parents are reluctant to send them," the statement said. "As we grieve our losses and pray for the recovery of the injured, the Tulalip Tribes continue to work with our neighbors in the Marysville community in continued unity."

The tribe said it would continue to support Jaylen Fryberg's family.

"It is our custom to come together in times of grief. The tribe holds up our people who are struggling through times of loss. We are supporting the family of Jaylen Fryberg in their time of loss, but that does not mean we condone his actions," the statement said.
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