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Students from Marysville-Pilchuck High School hold candles during a vigil at the Grove Church on October 24, 2014 in Marysville, Washington. After a shooting at the high school.

MARYSVILLE, Wash. (AP) — The Marysville School District is getting a federal grant to help pay staffing costs from last fall’s tragic shooting.

Fifteen-year-old Jaylen Fryberg shot and killed four friends and wounded another last October after inviting them to lunch in the cafeteria at Marysville-Pilchuck High School. He also killed himself.

U.S. Sens. Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell and Reps. Rick Larsen and Suzan DelBene announced that the school district will be receiving a $50,000 grant in the next few days. The money comes from a Department of Education program that provides money to help schools recover from traumatic events.

The grant will help reimburse the school district for overtime and substitutes who filled in for traumatized teachers. It will also help repay transportation costs, as extra money was needed to make sure students could get to school.

 

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