There's at least one person dead at Troutdale's Reynolds High School this morning—an "active shooter" the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office says began firing a gun shortly after 8 am. Nothing else is clear about the situation right now, including how the shooter died. But whatever happened, it's apparently over.
According to a KOIN report, the shooting may have begun in the gymnasium. According to the Oregonian, there may have been three shooters—with two fleeing the scene (one caught). The Oregonian reports one teacher was shot, and one student.
Here's a press release from the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office:
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
Parents are being asked to meet up with students at the Fred Meyer in Wood Village, Ne 223rd and Glisan.
Update 9:50 am:
Denis here. The Oregonian has just reported, citing a sheriff's office spokesman, that police believe there was only one shooter. We'll have more details to share after a news conference happening right now.
And there's also this kind of thing happening already. Right when parents are reflexively hugging their children, some people are reflexively hugging their guns.
Update 10 am:
One student victim has also died, according to Troutdale Police Chief Scott Anderson.
"A gunman entered the buidling and shot one student," Anderson said in a brief, scant news conference that just ended. "Unfortunately that student has died. The gunman was located and the gunman is also deceased."
So rumors that a teacher was shot are apparently false. Authorities aren't offering any more information, saying they'll give an update at noon.
Also speaking in the press conference was Reynolds School District Superintendent Linda Florence.
"This is a very tragic day, one that I hoped would never be part of my experience," Florence said.
Update 10:30 am:
Students being interviewed by reporters on the scene are offering narratives that still suggest multiple gunmen. A student KOIN spoke with says he saw one gunman chasing a teacher, and that cops patting students down found a gun on another person—possibly a former Reynolds High School student who was on the scene.
"One of the gunmen was in the room with us," said the student, who took refuge in a weight room. "He was a past student we believe."
That "gunman" didn't fire shots, the student said, but had a gun on him.
Update, 11 pm:
Not multiple gunmen, according to the O, just a couple students who happened to be packing when police patted them down.
One teacher, Todd Risper, was reportedly injured in the shooting, though not severely. Everyone is predictably shocked, no one thought this would happen at Reynolds HS, etc.