Parkland shooting survivor Sydney Aiello takes her own life

  • Published on Mar 22, 2019
  • Sydney Aiello survived the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, but just over a year later she died by suicide at age 19. Her family said she struggled with the traumatic after-effects and survivor's guilt. CBS Miami's Carey Codd reports.

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  • Julbby
    Julbby 11 hours ago


  • gacha life master
    gacha life master 19 days ago

    You could have gave Nikolas a girlfriend and caprisun then the shooting would not have happened

  • elena
    elena 25 days ago

    she was diagnosed with ptsd and yet got no help

  • Caleb Richardson
    Caleb Richardson 28 days ago

    Survivor's Guilt.

  • PennCentral670
    PennCentral670 Month ago

    Good, she deserved it for being a stupid high school brat. Girls in high school are trash and she’s a perfect example. Long live Nikolas Cruz

  • Mohammad javed Ikram
    Mohammad javed Ikram Month ago +1

    My name is huzaifa nikolas cruz is inncoent boy and dagulas school bloody students is real criminals he is ragging and harismant for nikolas cruz and nikolas cruz revenge so please my friends stop the school ragging and harismant velince not gun velince

  • 胡李
    胡李 Month ago

    I guess she can’t live without her best friend. Her so called best friend lost her life in the shooting. She was afraid of school. Shootings left deep scars for people involved and the location.

  • Don’t read my profile picture

    a new school year, and new school shootings. rip to those who are going to die 😢

  • morganics
    morganics Month ago

    sadly I feel the same way as her..

    • morganics
      morganics Month ago

      alexa xoxo ill try to make my self feel better :)

    • morganics
      morganics Month ago

      alexa xoxo thanks for caring

    • alexa xoxo
      alexa xoxo Month ago +1

      morganics hope u r doing okay💞

  • Hello People
    Hello People 2 months ago +1

    So Sad 😞 she survived but couldn’t handle the trauma

  • fro k
    fro k 2 months ago

    Maybe she knew too much and they killed her.

  • Slappy Fistwad
    Slappy Fistwad 2 months ago

    she did herself after gettin an HIV+ diagnosis, not becuz of teh shooting! Geez guys get a grip

  • Cobra Kai
    Cobra Kai 3 months ago

    This world is going nuts.

  • FatNinja Flip
    FatNinja Flip 3 months ago

    Cause it was fake.....

  • FatNinja Flip
    FatNinja Flip 3 months ago

    Cause it was fake.....

  • Merk4b4t Sin
    Merk4b4t Sin 3 months ago

    Surviving a masacre, then commit suicide :v

    • Lizzie Allen
      Lizzie Allen 3 months ago +1

      Or maybe rather, being 'suicided'.

  • Sara Fernandez
    Sara Fernandez 3 months ago +1

    She thicc boiii

  • nitin nishant
    nitin nishant 3 months ago

    What a waste...

  • pinkstarfire1
    pinkstarfire1 3 months ago

    She didnt have to take her life feel Gulit for what

    • Francesco Salvatore
      Francesco Salvatore 2 months ago

      For surviving. It's a common experience for people closely surviving deathly encounters. Ever heard of Elvis Presley?
      Elvis Presley actually had a twin which died before birth. Presley felt guilty about that all of his life, even though, like she here, he wasn't responsible at all for that. If you are desperate and try to answer why such terrible things happen to your loved ones, you might easily come to the conclusion that it is your fault after all, even when it isn't.

  • juliana chase
    juliana chase 4 months ago

    0:56 alayna (my bad if i spelled it wrong). she was the girl who aalayah eastmond (another victim) said was killed. so sad.

  • Mindless Thoughts
    Mindless Thoughts 4 months ago

    Yet no one will listen to those who do reach out for help. Apparently mental illness isnt real.. because you cant see it

  • Trinity Livingston
    Trinity Livingston 4 months ago

    May she rest in peace!😗😗

  • Emily-Jane Waters
    Emily-Jane Waters 4 months ago


  • Mr Macarony
    Mr Macarony 5 months ago +1

    Survivors Guilt is very very Real and it’s no joke,especially if it’s someone close to you who died in that sort of situation.May she finally Rest In Peace.

  • Z1ckZack-btwッ
    Z1ckZack-btwッ 5 months ago +2

    Hope by XXXTENTACION ❤

  • Martin R
    Martin R 5 months ago +1

    "Parents can't wait they need to take them"
    Thats such a bad answer of doing things you cant do that... that will just make things worse

  • Kabir O
    Kabir O 5 months ago

    Has anyone thought the other way round?
    Like The Bourne Legacy, something like that?

    • Lizzie Allen
      Lizzie Allen 3 months ago

      Like Richard Belzer's books on government assassination coverups, JFK, RFK, MLK, Marilyn Monroe, Vincent Foster, all the witnesses to JFK's assassination, whole lot of people who die under very STRANGE circumstances that don't make any sense and the government was too happy to say 'oh yeah we have an easy answer for that, and that's the end of it'. The official term is 'suicided'.

  • Kissy Loce
    Kissy Loce 6 months ago

    My thing about this is even if a person admits they are sad they are suicidal what can a person do physically to stop them
    U cant watch them 24 hours a day, you can call police, 911 them bur what usually happens with that..they can be on meds, they can be placed in a mental institution and I think they know that
    But most of all a person will do what they want to do no matter what
    Maybe being there for them more might help
    But I think when a person reaches that point theres no return
    I think that is the more reason why Suicide is on the rise
    People will treat them as crazy & no one wants to be in white suit tied up
    What it needs to be is instead of throwing meds on the depressed and throwing them in a mental crazy place is offer free therapy, free things to do with families maybe a trip, or a spa or something to get their minds off of sadness
    It wont erase their pain but maybe time will heal them
    No one wants to be labeled as crazy and no one wants to be living in a crazy house
    But at the end of the day a person will do what they want to do

  • Whitney Danielle
    Whitney Danielle 6 months ago +1

    Rest in paradise baby girl..

  • Tom Richards
    Tom Richards 6 months ago

    I really wished someone was there to comfort her, my prayers goes out to her family

  • PilotPiggy911
    PilotPiggy911 6 months ago

    You know she only did this for attention....

    • max Headroom
      max Headroom Month ago

      @Francesco Salvatore at least he isn't gay

    • Francesco Salvatore
      Francesco Salvatore 2 months ago

      @PilotPiggy911 You're a truly awful person.

    • PilotPiggy911
      PilotPiggy911 3 months ago

      @Ringo No, so many other kids saw worse things, and she was lucky to be one of the survivors, but the fact that she took her own life anyways.. like can you not deal with something tough in your life? Everyone goes through really hard stuff, but if you revert to just suicide, then that must mean you're aren't as depressed. Most suicides in the US are fake or for attention. This literally speaks it....

    • Ringo
      Ringo 3 months ago

      no she didn't she lost her best friend in that shooting. she saw people get gunned down..

  • WARLORD op
    WARLORD op 6 months ago +1

    The strong eat the weak. This suicide is natural selection at work.

    • WARLORD op
      WARLORD op 6 months ago

      Beonkia Anglin like I said you already got it

    • Beonkia M
      Beonkia M 6 months ago

      WARLORD op Salt
      Is good for you

    • WARLORD op
      WARLORD op 6 months ago

      Beonkia Anglin no I did it to get the ball rolling and to make people salty like you

    • Beonkia M
      Beonkia M 6 months ago

      I’m guessing you liked your own comment because no one else would.

  • Madison Hanks
    Madison Hanks 6 months ago

    The fund funds what exactly...and if her parents new she was struggling and sad why would she have to ask for help? Why did they not help her😡🤔 get your kids help when you know they need it, your there to guide them when they go through difficulties. Also this program opens up next month a little too late for this girl I’d say. Cant stop the school shootings and can’t get expedited help for the youth when they go through war!
    RIP beautiful girl so sorry you carried such heaviness at such a young age😭🙏🏽

  • Lil Wayne Carter
    Lil Wayne Carter 6 months ago

    Is this the only pic they have of her? How Come it's always attractive women in the headlines?

  • Juan Martinez
    Juan Martinez 6 months ago

    18 victims now

  • Angela Ortega
    Angela Ortega 6 months ago her soul in peace ✌️

  • Flj Bbr
    Flj Bbr 6 months ago


  • brittany herbeck
    brittany herbeck 6 months ago


  • Rudy Cornejo
    Rudy Cornejo 6 months ago

    I hope they checked the medications these kids been taking or taken after the school shooting.

  • samuel stoolinger
    samuel stoolinger 6 months ago

    PTSD is more than an acronym its claiming the lives of our brothers and sisters everywhere

  • RandomBlake
    RandomBlake 6 months ago

    R.I.P Sydney and Calvin

  • Monkey The Evil King Slayer.

    She survived then takes her own life. Wow, talk about stupidity.

  • Kylie Bennett
    Kylie Bennett 6 months ago +2

    So sad! Survivors guilt😢

  • miranda rights r
    miranda rights r 6 months ago +1

    She has a shirt that said love evolution. No wonder she had survivors gilt, she had no real purpose for living.

    • Beonkia M
      Beonkia M 6 months ago

      If she didn’t have a purpose she wouldn’t have been born in the first place

  • Z Blade
    Z Blade 6 months ago

    Wow what a waste of air.

  • Jellotuna
    Jellotuna 6 months ago

    So, how did she do it? There's no mention of that for any of these new "apparent" suicides.

    • Jellotuna
      Jellotuna 6 months ago

      @Beonkia M I watched all the mainsteam videos I found at the time...they all said the same thing..."apparent"...nothing else about it...they just go into a rant about how to prevent suicide or whatever. Our media is awful. See what happens, I guess.

    • Beonkia M
      Beonkia M 6 months ago

      Jellotuna She shot herself in the head. On some videos of her they’ll say. You just have to look. Or maybe it was said about the other student who did it? I don’t remember but they should be doing an autopsy

    • Jellotuna
      Jellotuna 6 months ago

      @Beonkia M Do you have a link? I haven't heard of any updates on this. Did they complete the autopsy? How was is done?

    • Beonkia M
      Beonkia M 6 months ago

      Uh yes there is. You’re just too lazy to find it.

  • malcolm williams
    malcolm williams 6 months ago

    This shows what a very poor job Congress is doing with changing gun laws. It’s almost been 7 tears since the Sandy Hook school shooting. After all of these shootings, there should have been a massive change to preventing this from happening. Congress, the notes on what New Zealand just did in less than with the change of their gun laws after their shooting s couple of weeks ago. #change

  • Lift
    Lift 7 months ago +8

    My friend Gabriella was actually close friends with Sydney and was mourning her pray for Gabby please🙏🙇

  • vlad majorally
    vlad majorally 7 months ago


  • truthistruth
    truthistruth 7 months ago

    It was all a hoax just like this you gullible morons!!!!!!

  • Rod Gossett
    Rod Gossett 7 months ago +3

    In my mind these sudden suicides look SUSPECT, did these kids witness something someone
    don't want them to talk about? I just hope their lives are not being use in the wrong way.

  • Mery Love
    Mery Love 7 months ago +3

    Afraid of being in a classroom. Let that sink in.

  • Roblox Gaming
    Roblox Gaming 7 months ago

    Hey guys, I just found out a cure for everything and its not a joke.

  • AJ Starr
    AJ Starr 7 months ago

    Result of microwave weapons

  • Bill Johnson
    Bill Johnson 7 months ago +1

    I give her a 7/10 but maybe would smash

  • Yoriko Kazama
    Yoriko Kazama 7 months ago


  • Tyrician Kelly
    Tyrician Kelly 7 months ago +1

    This is sad💔

  • Eliot451
    Eliot451 7 months ago

    Bottomless greif. I can almost understand why she did it. If this young lady had lived another 70 years it'd be 70 years of remembering the shooting and her lost friends. . But now all I can think about is her poor family.

  • Francis Mausley
    Francis Mausley 7 months ago +1

    There's a need for strong & positive thought. Sincerest condolences. "I pray Thee not to turn away from Thyself this spirit that hath ascended unto Thee, unto Thy heavenly place, Thine exalted Paradise and Thy retreats of nearness, O Thou who art the Lord of all men!.." ~ Baha'i Prayer

  • Daniel Torres
    Daniel Torres 7 months ago +4

    We need better Mental Health services.
    Cruz didn’t get the help he needed so he went and took it out on innocent people.
    And now there’s people like her who didn’t get help either and took it out on herself.