“It’s been one year since the tragic shooting at Marysville-Pilchuck High School. The Marysville Tulalip community has shown admirable resilience and strength in the aftermath of tremendous loss yet we know much mourning, grief and pain remain. Our children, in particular, will continue to need the love and support of friends, parents, teachers and others as they grapple with the complex process of healing.
“Trudi and I, along with the 7 million people of Washington state, continue to offer our thoughts and prayers to the families of MPHS. We encourage parents to take time to check in with their children as this anniversary approaches. Every child – and every adult – will deal with their grief in their own way, and knowing you have someone to turn to if needed can provide a sense of much-needed comfort.
“If you aren’t sure of the best way to talk to your child or how to tell if your child needs help coping with their grief, Snohomish County has helpful resources and information.
“In times like these we are reminded of the importance of making sure each and every one of our children know they are loved, valued, appreciated and cherished. Together, we are Marysville-Pilchuck.”