To begin this interpretation (I'll need to offer at least 3 communications to approach an approximate interpretation) Can you tell me something about yourself, and as many more details about the dream as you remember? How did the news story appear--in writing? or as a story you "knew" first and then "saw" as a video? Are you a mother yourself? How old was the mass murderer daughter? And in what grade at school? How did you know there were precisely 24 murdered schoolmates? Were they both boys and girls? How was the daughter SIMILAR to and DIFFERENT from you (either now or at her age)? Can you think of any recent event(s) or thought(s) that might have triggered this dream?
Does her parents "providing emotional support to others" refer to their normal way of life? or more specifically to their response to the murders?Is this response from your friend and her husband Normal for them as you know them? or unusually pious? Or surprising morally? What are your comments on the religious attitudes and behavior shown in the dream?
I wouldn't want you to rate me yet. I presume all of the dream is fictional except her Leukemia? I'm looking for some psychological link between the high school players and the burst of murder (cancer is a start) -- because I'd expect you to dream this Either if there's some hidden psychological insight into HER or into YOU in the symbolic plot. The first thing that pops up in my imagination is Dylan Thomas' villanelle: "Do not go gentle into that good night, Rage, rage against the dying of the light."
What might the haggling high school players bring up in YOUR biographical imagination?
Was this "haggling" of the girl with leukemia a dark/unkind emphasis on what can develop between the girl who's "different" because afflicted with a (folk-mythological) "evil power" in cancer--who then explodes with the "evil" that has been projected onto her by the "ingroup" who are all "playing the right roles" for the school's currently top-ranked drama? Then her parents take a christian-evenhanded-blessing attitude towards this "eruption of evil." Could your unconscious dreaming mind be exploring the TWO KINDS OF "Human evil"--1. cancer taking over human cells to pervert an innocent girl's nature, and 2. An Organized & tightly interwoven actors-in-a-peer-energy-system who polarize against an "alien-other-girl" who's only a natural anomaly-of-illness--. These would be sophisticated reflections on frequent human disconcerting abnormal behaviors. Yet an eruption of murderous violence against the "normal cellular organisms minor torture, could symbolize the same as blood-cancer in a highschool student-body.
But the question still remains: What is of value to your spiritual development about viewing and reacting to this complex and disturbing social&developmental event? Or is it merely a psychic vision of what a girl's adolescent cancer experience means in her relationship with her peers--and in contrast to her parents' contrasting acceptance of both the disease and the adolescent violence connected to it in some significantly HUMAN way (via the subtle ostracism of the person with "different/alien" cell development?)