At least 1 student is confirmed dead after student carrying a semi-automatic weapon and dressed in all-black opened fire inside Reynolds High School in Troutdale, Oregon. Multiple injuries are reported, and one witness claims they saw a teacher covered in blood.
An unknown number of injuries are being reported out of Reynolds High School in Troutdale, Oregon after an unidentified student gunman opened fire on the morning of Tuesday, June 10. Sadly, at least two people are confirmed dead from this tragic incident, including one student and the gunman.
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Devastating news out of Troutdale, Oregon on Tuesday, June 10.
An active shooter was reported inside Reynolds High School, according to CNN at approximately 11:45am. At 12:20pm CNN reported that the shooter had been “neutralized” — meaning he is now dead. The shooter’s death was the first fatality reported in this tragic incident, and a second was confirmed by Portland Police during a press conference shortly after the tragedy struck. It was later confirmed that the gunman was, in fact, a student at Reynolds High School.
The shooting was first reported inside the locker room in the gymnasium, according to the Daily Mail. The shooter was allegedly dressed in all-black with a bulletproof vest and helmet.
Reports also claim that the shooter was cornered in a bathroom by police before he died. It is still unknown whether or not he took his own life.
Portland Police kept the school on lockdown as they continued to evacuate students.
Portland Police have released an official statement, which you can read in full below:
“At 8:07 a.m. this morning, police responded to Reynolds High School on the report of shots fired at the school. Multiple agencies responded and tactical teams are currently evacuating students and staff. The situation is stabilized, the shooter is confirmed deceased. Parents are asked to reunify with their students at the Wood Village Fred Meyer located at NE 223rd and NE Glisan St. All other people are asked to stay away from the area. Hashtag will be using is #RHShooting.”
During the official press conference, Troutdale Police confirmed that at least one student had been killed, along with the still unidentified gunman.
Injuries have been reported, but the number of shooting victims remains unknown. It is also unknown whether or not the victims consist of students, faculty, or both. Multiple different reports claim that a teacher was “skimmed” at the hip by a bullet, and at least one student claims to have witnessed a teacher with a “bloodied” shirt.
Mayor Doug Daoust spoke to CNN during their live coverage and confirmed that the school had been put on lockdown, and students were being removed by police room-by-room.
Please stay tuned for more details as they become available.
– Lauren Cox