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.

National Journal
Marina Koren
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Marina Koren
June 10, 2014, 8:21 a.m.

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:

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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.