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What We Know About the Oregon School Shooting So Far

One student is dead after a shooting at a high school near Portland on Tuesday morning.

One student has been killed in a shooting at a high school near Portland on Tuesday morning. 

A lone gunman entered Reynolds High School in Troutdale, Ore., and fired shots at 8:07 a.m. local time, according to a release from the local sheriff's office read on CNN. The shooter is dead, local police officials say. One teacher was wounded in the shooting and was treated at the scene for non-life-threatening injuries.

 

"Today is a very tragic day for the city of Troutdale and the Reynolds school district," said Troutdale Police Chief Scott Anderson during a press conference Tuesday afternoon.

Here's what we know:

  • The shooter used a rifle, according to local police.
  • Police are in the process of notifying the families of both the victim and the shooter.
  • The police have tentatively identified the shooter, but they are not "confident enough at this point" to release any further details.
  • A student tells The Oregonian that shots broke out in a locker room, and that a teacher was removed from the school on a stretcher.
  • 15-year-old freshman Daniel DeLong told AP that he saw a physical-education teacher at the school with a bloodied shirt after the shooting. "I'm a little shaken up," said DeLong. "I'm just worried."
  • A SWAT team and FBI agents arrived on school grounds to aid police, according to Portland-based KATU.com. Several tactical teams remain on the scene, and the investigation is ongoing.

And here's the all-too-familiar scene broadcast on CNN of students evacuating the building:

 

Students Evacuate the Scene of a School Shooting in Oregon

The school is one of Oregon's largest public high schools, with more than 2,800 students. This year's graduation was scheduled for Thursday.

The Troutdale shooting is the 74th school shooting since the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., in 2012.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

 

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