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Marysville Superintendent Talks about Helping Freeman

Marysville School District

Sometimes when tragedy strikes, it helps to talk with someone who has experienced something similar. That’s what Becky Berg was thinking last week when she heard about the shooting at Freeman High School.

Becky Berg was the superintendent in the Marysville School District, north of Seattle, in 2014 when that something similar occurred. A student at Marysville-Pilchuck High School texted his friends, saying he wanted to meet them for lunch. Then, when he arrived, he apparently argued with them and then pulled out a gun and started shooting. Four of them died and so did he, self-inflicted. The three-year anniversary of that event is fast approaching.

So when Berg heard about the Freeman shooting, she felt compelled to get on a plane and come over to offer her support.