Two Dead in Shooting at Portland-Area High School
Updated at 2:01pm
Officials say a lone shooter killed one student and injured a teacher at Reynolds High School this morning. The shooter is also dead.
Troutdale Police Chief Scott Anderson said authorities have tentatively identified the gunman, but aren't ready yet to release the name.
Anderson: "I can tell you that the weapon used was a rifle. one teacher was injured, with non life-threatening injuries. The teacher was treated at the scene."
While students were being evacuated from the school, another gun was found. Authorities said it was unrelated to today's shooting, and the person who had it was taken into custody.
A prayer vigil is scheduled for 7:30 evening at the Greater Portland Baptist Church.
A gunman who shot and killed a student at a high school in Troutdale was found dead as police arrived. The attack panicked students at Reynolds High School this morning after a lockdown was ordered and they were told to quietly go to their classrooms.
One freshman student said she hunkered down in a locker room with another student and two teachers. Another student said he saw a physical education teacher at the school with a bloodied shirt.
Reynolds District Superintendent Linda Florence says she's stunned by the crime:
"This is a very tragic day, one that I had hoped would never ever be part of my experience."
Police did not identify the gunman or say how he died. The first reports of shots fired came at 8 a.m. on the next-to-last-day of classes.
Parents and students were reunited in a supermarket parking lot.
Information form Reynolds School District:
Reynolds High School Update from Emergency Shooting
Press release date: Tue Jun 10th, 2014
This morning multiple law enforcement agencies responded to an active shooter situation at Reynolds High School. Although law enforcement is still completing its investigation, the Reynolds School District wants to express its gratitude for the multiple agencies who have responded so quickly and thoroughly to assist with this terrible situation.
The staff and students at Reynolds High School also acted quickly and valiantly in performing safety and evacuation procedures. Without the quick and well-executed response this tragedy could have been much worse.
The Reynolds community mourns for the loss of one our students. The family of the victim has been notified. Police have let us know that the shooter is also deceased and release of the name is pending family notification. One teacher was wounded with a grazing type of wound. Our hearts are with the families, students and staff who have been impacted by this situation.
Counselors are available at:
Wood Village Fred Meyer for students and parents
Mt Hood Community College Gymnasium located at 26000 SE Stark Street from 1-9 pm on June 10 and 7 am to 7pm on June 11
or by calling Multnomah County’s Crisis Help Line at (503) 988-4888.
Reunificaiton of students and parents is happening at Wood Village Fred Meyer. If you are a parent who needs assistance reunifying with your RHS student, please call (503) 661-7200. Retrieval of all possessions for staff and students will be scheduled for pick up after police clear the release of such items. All cars and possessions will be secured until that time.
Please connect with for official police information and tip line phone numbers at: http://flashalert.net/news.html?id=1276