A shooter entered an Oregon high school today and killed one student, authorities said.
Multnomah Co. Sheriff’s spokesman Steve Alexander said the shooter was later found dead, but he provided no detail as to how the shooter died. Alexander said police were still combing the school.
Police and a SWAT team descended on Reynolds High School in the mid-morning hours, after receiving reports of a shooting.
Images from local television showed students being evacuated from the Troutdale, Oregon, school with their hands above their heads. As parents heard the news, they streamed toward the school.
Live coverage from KOIN-TV showed parents gathering at a parking lot, some of them in tears.
Oregon Public Broadcasting is live blogging. We will update this post once we have more information. The next scheduled press conference is at 3 p.m. ET.
Update at 1:03 p.m. ET. One Student Dead:
During a press conference, Sheriff’s office spokesman Steve Alexander said a shooter entered the high school and shot and killed a student. The shooter is also dead, though there is no detail on how the shooter died.
Officials did not say if any others were injured.
“This is a very, very tragic day and one that I had hoped would never be part of my experience,” Reynolds School Superintendent Linda Florence said at the press conference.
She said the school would release more details through a press release.
Update at 12:19 p.m. ET. ‘Situation Stabilized’:
In a statement, the Multnomah Co. Sheriff’s Office says the situation at the school has been “stabilized” and “the shooter is confirmed deceased.”
The office did not mention any injuries or other fatalities.