BREAKING NEWS! Police: Student and gunman dead in Oregon shooting
A lone shooter who opened fire at a high school near Portland, Oregon, on Tuesday, is dead after killing a student, police said.
The incident took place at Reynolds High School in Troutdale just after 11 a.m. ET (8 a.m. PT), according to police. Teacher Todd Rispler, who was injured, alerted officials to the shooting, according to the wife of the school’s vice principal.
“He [Todd] notified my husband, John Olsen, that there was a shooter at the school,” Jana Olsen told CNN. “Todd ran into the principal’s office after being shot and my husband called 911.”
Classes were in session at the time of the shooting, according to Sue Strickland of the Troutdale Police Department.
The shooter, who used a rifle, has been tentatively identified, but police aren’t releasing any more details as of now, according to Chief Scott Anderson.
Lt. Greg Hastings, the public information officer with the Oregon State Police, told CNN that the scene has been secured and the situation contained.
Police are advising parents to avoid the campus and meet up with their kids at the Wood Village Fred Meyer located at NE 223rd and NE Glisan ST.
The Greater Portland Baptist Church will be holding a prayer vigil for the victims Tuesday night, starting at 10:30 p.m. ET.