Today's tragic shooting at Reynolds High School in Troutdale, Oregon left us with a lot of questions and, unfortunately, a lot of rumors.
These included the question of a second gunman.
Troutdale Police Chief Scott Anderson addressed the media and confirmed the correct information, clearing up these rumors. He said:
"One student is deceased as a result of a lone gunman that entered the school. The lone gunman was also deceased at the scene. We are in the process of notifying the next of kin for both.
We have tentatively identified the shooter, but we are not confident enough at this point to reveal the details. I can tell you that the weapon that was used is a rifle. In addition, one teacher was injured with non-life threatening injuries and was treated at the scene.
Not related to this incident and during the evacuation process, a gun was found on one person. This is not believed to be a part of the incident. That person was taken into custody."
It sounds like the incident was ended quickly. At least for that we can be thankful.
Our hearts go out to the family of the victim, and to all the poor students who have not yet been reunited with their families.
[Image via KPTV.]
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