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Gunman and victim dead following school shooting in Oregon

Published time: June 10, 2014 15:56
Edited time: June 11, 2014 00:49
Police officers stand on the sidewalk after a shooting at Reynolds High School in Troutdale, Oregon June 10, 2014.(Reuters / Steve Dipaola)

Police officers stand on the sidewalk after a shooting at Reynolds High School in Troutdale, Oregon June 10, 2014.(Reuters / Steve Dipaola)

A suspected gunman and one victim are both dead after shots were fired at a high school in Troutdale, Oregon early Tuesday.

Police responded to reports that shots were fired at Reynolds High School at 8:07 a.m. local time as the situation unfolded in the small town around 16 miles east of Portland, OR. Seventy minutes later, local news networks reported that the Multnomah County Sheriff Office’s had confirmed the shooter was dead and the situation stabilized.

At 10 a.m. local time, Troutdale Police Department Chief Scott Anderson said at the first televised press conference to follow the incident that the shooter entered the school and fatally shot one student before being neutralized.

"A gunman entered the high school this morning, shot one student. Unfortunately, that student has died," said Anderson.

“Today is a very tragic day.”

The shooting victim was later identified by authorities as a 14-year-old student, who was killed in the boys' locker room.

Reynolds was put on lockdown immediately after shots were first fired, though some students were soon after evacuated from the building, according to local network KOIN News.

Police believe the teenage gunman likely killed himself. The suspect was found slumped over a toilet in a bathroom, according to AP.

A second individual was found to be in possession of a firearm and taken into custody during the evacuation of the school, though police do not believe that gun to be related to the shooting.

Troutdale had a population of roughly 16,000 as of the 2010 census, and is situated just south of the state’s border with Washington. Around 2,800 students were enrolled at the school during the 2008-2009 academic year, and the school is presently the second-largest high school in the state, according to Troutdale Mayor Doug Daoust.

Comments (104)

 

Krakes Iatrestcu 12.06.2014 08:52

[quote name
Nazis were reconciled to their brutality
after WWII. The Americans were not after Vietnam. So they internalized the brutality and became brutalized themselves. Instead of regret, they felt only like heroes and patriots. The brutalization has been passed down from generation to generation, as we still see in US military conduct as well as in domestic violence, of which school shootings are just one manifestation. Call it Fate or Karma, but if you kill millions as the Americans did in Vietnam, and then the only thing they feel is sorrow for their own losses, then Karma[/quote]

oh look bs

 

Krakes Iatrestcu 12.06.2014 08:46

also "the rape of the mind" joost merloo a book written in 1956. people need to read and think about it. but be careful someone might accuse you of physiognomic insubordination.

 

Krakes Iatrestcu 12.06.2014 08:43

and no you can't compare one person who has certain information and with another who does not. it doesn't make any sense to do that as the two people have two completely different mind-sets and are doing two completely different things. there's a stark difference between crime/war and sports and you need to admit that.

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