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Team from school shooting welcomed by Seahawks

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RENTON, Wash. -

The Seattle Seahawks welcomed the Marysville-Pilchuck High School football team to practice at their facility Tuesday following last week's deadly shooting at the school.

Student Jaylen Fryberg opened fired at the school's cafeteria on Friday, killing two students and injuring three others. Fryberg committed suicide.

Fryberg was a popular freshman who played football and was crowned homecoming royalty days before the shooting.

The Marysville-Pilchuck football team was scheduled to play against Oak Harbor high school in a district championship. After the shooting, Oak Harbor offered to take second place. On Monday, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll invited both teams.

Carroll called Oak Harbor's gesture "extraordinary," adding "we wish that we could do something to ease the pain of all the people that have been troubled."

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