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Another School, Another Murder

This Time It Was Only One

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Multnomah County Sheriff’s Dept officer on the scene. Note the MRAP behind him.

Also note his M-4 SBR carbine with electronic sights, doubled 30 round magazines. How tactical!

Gunman, student dead after shooting at Oregon high school

Troutdale Oregon, just east of Portland:

One student was killed at the hands of a shooter at a high school near Portland, Oregon, on Tuesday morning, police agencies said.  The suspected shooter is also dead, the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office said. It was not immediately clear how the shooter died.

There was only one shooter involved in the incident, police said. About an hour after the shooting, Oregon State Police said the area was secure and the situation was contained.

The shooting happened at about 8 a.m. (11 a.m. ET) at Reynolds High School in Troutdale, about 12 miles east of Portland, said Sue Strickland of the Troutdale Police Department. A semiautomatic weapon was involved in the shooting, she said.

Classes were in session at the time, Strickland said. It wasn’t clear how many people were injured, and details about what led to the shooting weren’t immediately available. A couple of SWAT teams responded, Strickland said.

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another view of the armored vehicle, showing the gun turret on the roof

The Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement that the situation is stabilized at Reynolds High School in Troutdale.

Scott Anderson, the chief of the Troutdale Police Department, confirmed the deaths and called the events a “tragic day” for the community. Authorities did not say how the shooter died.

The sheriff’s office said at 8:07 a.m. local time Tuesday, police responded to the reports of shots fired at the school.

Students told The Associated Press they were informed over the intercom that there was a lockdown and to quietly go to their classrooms.

The wife of a vice principal at the school told KPTV that she received a text message from her husband that said there was an active shooter.

More than 100 police and sheriff’s units are reportedly on scene in addition to medical personnel and the FBI, according to KOIN 6.

Doug Daoust, the mayor of Troutdale, told Fox News that SWAT teams are evacuating classrooms one at a time. TV news broadcasts showed students being escorted away from the school with their hands on their heads, The Associated Press reports.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 06/10/2014 at 04:35 PM   
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