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UPDATE: Gunfire reported at Ore. high school

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UPDATE:

TROUTDALE, Ore. (KOIN 6) — A gunman and one Reynolds High School student are confirmed dead following a shooting inside the Troutdale school.

Law enforcement officials offered few other details concerning the shooting during a 10 a.m. media update, but offered condolences and praising students and staff for prompt, organized reactions.

“This is a very tragic day, one that I hoped would never ever be part of my experience,” Reynolds School District Superintendent Linda Florence said to parents, students and media. “Our kids were absolutely wonderful today at exiting the building.”

Troutdale Police Chief Scott Anderson called the shooting “a very tragic day for the city of Troutdale and the Reynolds School District.”

“I’m very, very sorry for the family and for the students and anyone who will be impacted,” Anderson said.

Around 100 law enforcement officers, tactical teams and medical personnel are in the process of evacuating students and staff.

No one else is known to have been injured in the shooting.

One student told a parent the shooting began in the school’s gymnasium, though police have not been able to confirm specific details.

Another student interviewed at 10:30 a.m. suggested there was more than one shooter inside the school, though police have not confirmed any additional gunman.

The student did say he heard two shots and witnessed a shooter, who he said was male and was not covering his face. The student could not say who the shooter was, but said the second gunman was arrested after students were searched.

“He was sitting there like a normal kid,” the student said of the second possible gunman.

A senior law enforcement official confirmed the known shooter was likely armed with a rifle.

Police were first alerted to the shooting just after 8 a.m.

Parents are being asked to reunite with their children at the Wood Village Fred Meyer at NE 223rd and NE Glisan, not the Safeway location initially given.

A student still within the school tweeted just after 9 a.m. that while some students had been evacuated, “most” were still on lockdown.

The Reynolds School District — whose website is currently down — released a statement just after 9:30 a.m. saying Reynolds remains in lockdown, though law enforcement said shortly after they would be slowly busing students to the Fred Meyer parking lot.

The students will be systemically marked off a list and handed over to parents or guardians. The evacuation could take two hours.

About 2,800 students attend the school, one of the largest in the state. Wednesday was supposed to be the final day of the school year, and seniors are thought to have already been finished with classes.

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UPDATE:

TROUTDALE, Ore. (KOIN 6) — A shooter at Troutdale’s Reynolds High School is dead, according to officials with the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office.

Around 100 law enforcement officers, tactical teams and medical personnel are in the process of evacuating students and staff.

No one else is known to have died in the shooting, though at least one teacher was reportedly injured.

Parents are being asked to reunite with their children at the Wood Village Fred Meyer at NE 223rd and NE Glisan, not the Safeway location initially given.

A student still within the school tweeted just after 9 a.m. that while some students had been evacuated, “most” are still on lockdown.

One student told a parent the shooting began in the school’s gymnasium, though police have not been able to confirm specific details.

About 2,800 students attend the school.

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ORIGINAL:

TROUTDALE, Ore. (KOIN 6) — Police are at Reynolds High School in Troutdale, where gunshots have reportedly been fired, according to a law enforcement source.

Multnomah County Sheriff’s officials confirmed Tuesday this is now being confirmed as an active shooter incident.

Multiple agencies are responding. Close to 100 police and sheriff’s units are on scene, as well as at least 19 medical personnel and FBI. A LifeFlight helicopter landed in a nearby field.

Whether the shooter has been neutralized is still unknown, though law enforcement officers have concluded tactical efforts.

Parents began arriving at the school around 8:45 a.m., despite officers requesting they stay away for the moment. Officers are telling parents to meet with evacuated students at the Safeway on 242nd and Cherry Park.

A student still within the school tweeted just after 9 a.m. that while some students had been evacuated, “most” are still on lockdown.

One student told a parent the shooting began in the school’s gymnasium, though police have not been able to confirm specific details. Rumors of a shot teacher have also been unconfirmed.

About 2,800 students attend the school