Reynolds High School Shooting: 5 Facts You Need to Know

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Police have confirmed a shooting has occurred at Reynolds High School in Troutdale, Oregon. Local news agencies reported that police responded to reports of multiple shots fired on the school’s campus, specifically inside the locker room. Police have confirmed that one 15-year-old student, Emilio Hoffman is dead in the shooting, as well as the alleged shooter, 15-year-old classmate Jared Michael Padgett, who died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Police have also confirmed that the shooter is dead.

The school district reportedly services 10,000 students from multiple towns in the region, with 2822 students attending school at Reynolds High School. The school is 16 miles east of Portland. Graduation for the high school is scheduled for Thursday June, 12.

According to the advocacy group Everytown, it’s at least the 74th school shooting in the United States since the December 2012 slayings in Newtown.

Here is what we know so far:

1. 2 People Are Dead, Including the Shooter

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In the press conference, police confirmed that the male teen gunman shot and killed one student. The student has been identified as 14-year-old freshman Emilio Hoffman. The gunman’s name has not yet been released.

The Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office is now confirming that the alleged shooter, Jared Michael Padgett, is deceased. Reports from local news sources are also reporting that he died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound after being confronted by police. His body was reportedly found by a police robot in the bathroom of the school’s athletic locker room.

2. He Was Reportedly Wielding an AR-15, Wearing a Vest & Helmet

According to KOIN, police have found .223 caliber ammunition on the ground. These bullets are commonly found in the AR-15 rifle, the rifle used by Adam Lanza in the Sandy Hook shooting that killed 26 people in a Connecticut elementary school.

Police say he was carrying 9 fully loaded magazines carrying hundreds of them and knives.

The weapons were taken from the family home.

3. Unconfirmed Reports Say Coach Todd Rispler Was Grazed in the Hip

Police confirmed the death of both one student, and the shooter. While Initial reports that a teacher had been injured are still unconfirmed by police, Katherine Cook, a reporter from KGW in Portland, confirmed that the Reynolds track coach Todd Rispler was grazed in the hip by a bullet.

4. Eye Witnesses Claim to Have Seen a Young Man in Handcuffs

Witnesses on the ground claim to have seen a young man in handcuffs, seen above, searching through a car with police. KION also interviewed a student witness who claimed that a second gunman was arrested.

During the most recent press conference, police did not report on any additional gunman or arrests. The Oregonian reports that the initial reports that there were 3 gunman come from the fact that police found one student carrying a gun when police did “pat-downs.” This student is not believed to be involved in the incident.

5. 100 Units From Multiple Police Agencies & 19 Medical Personel Have Arrived

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Police responded to reports of shots fired just after 8 a.m. local time, reports KGW. Multiple agencies are reportedly responding to the incident, with numbers being estimated at around 100 police and sheriff’s units at the scene. The FBI is also on the scene.

Local news station KION is currently reporting that 19 medical personnel are on the scene. At this time it is unclear how severe the injuries are.

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