Deaths of two Lynnwood High School students stun community

An 11th grader took his own life Saturday, and a senior died Monday, the Edmonds School District said.

LYNNWOOD — The Lynnwood High School community was reeling Monday after learning about the deaths of two students in a span of 48 hours.

Staff at the school were informed over the weekend that an 11th-grade student had died and that his cause of death was suicide, the Edmonds School District reported. He was described as a scholar athlete and a member of the band community.

The school learned Monday of the unexpected death of another student, a senior. His cause of death was unknown Monday, the district said.

The pair had been football teammates.

“Our thoughts and support go to both students’ families and friends at this difficult time,” the district said in a statement.

“With the loss of two students over the last 48 hours, we understand the impact this has had on our community and are here to support our students and staff,” the district wrote.

Lynnwood High School families were informed of the students’ deaths and that there would be additional counselors Monday and Tuesday “and for as long as needed for any students who would like support,” the district wrote.

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