Gunman, student dead after shooting at Oregon high school

Gunman, student dead after shooting at Oregon high school, authorities say


June 10, 2014: Authorities respond to a shooting incident at Reynolds High School in Troutdale, a suburb of Portland, Ore.Fox News
Authorities in Oregon say a gunman entered a high school outside of Portland Tuesday morning and fatally shot a student before he was killed himself.
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.
Freshman Daniel DeLong, 15, said while waiting after the shooting that he saw a physical education teacher at the school with a bloodied shirt.
"I'm a little shaken up," DeLong told The Associated Press. "I'm just worried."
He said he was texting friends to make sure they were all OK.
"It just, like, happened so fast, you know?" he said.
Freshman Morgan Rose, 15, said she was hunkered down in a locker room with another student and two teachers.
"It was scary in the moment now knowing everything's OK I'm better," she said.
Authorities are asking parents to reunite with students at the Wood Village Fred Meyer supermarket and advise all other people to stay out of the area. A reporter from the Oregonian, who is at the supermarket, tweeted that employees brought out water and cookies for parents.
Around 2,800 students attend the school, Q13 Fox reports.
Linda Florence, the superintendent of Reynolds School District, said this day is “one that I had hoped would never, ever be part of my experience.”
Troutdale is a quiet tourist town of 15,000 near the Columbia River, about 16 miles east of downtown Portland.
Authorities are planning to release more information on the shooting at a news conference scheduled for 3 p.m. ET.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.