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Oregon School Shooter Jared Michael Padgett: Everything You Need To Know About Him Including The Warning Signs That He Was Dangerous

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We're learning many more details about the teenage student who police say was the lone gunman in an Oregon school shooting this week. Below, find all of the latest details on Jared Michael Padgett and this tragic event:

- he was only 15 years old, born November 28, 1998.

- he was a freshman at Reynolds High School in Troutdale, Oregon.

- came from a large Mormon family. Jared served as a deacon in his church.

- his father and mother split up 4 to 5 year ago when Kristina Padgett filed for divorce from her husband, Michael Padgett. Michael was given full custody of his son.

- he had aspirations of joining the military, just like his older brother, Lucas, who served in Afghanistan.

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- Jared was a member of the Junior ROTC program at school.

- during the first semester, JROTC students were required to wear either the combat uniform or a dress uniform on Wednesdays. But Jared often wore his combat uniform every day of the week.

- was said to be fascinated with guns.

- was known by his classmates as a quiet student.

- was described by neighbors as being “normal.”

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- a conflict at school happened recently while Jared was giving a book report on an Adolf Hitler text. Other students in the class disagreed with Jared's presentation and he raised his voice at them.

- his Facebook page shows he “liked” the first-person shooter video games Area 51, Halo 4, and Call of Duty.

- he also “liked" the Benchmade Knife Co., the Karambit Tactical Knives Co., and the Remington Arms Co., as well as a U.S. Military page, an M4 assault rifles page, and an anti-Obama group’s page.

- came to school with a green duffel bag and black guitar case on the day of the shooting. It’s believed that inside was an AR-15-type assault rifle, a handgun, and several magazines of ammunition.

- students on the bus asked Jared what was in the bag and guitar case and he told them it was for, “a school performance.”

- Jared’s unsuspecting sister Chelsea Cooper posted on Facebook about the Reynolds High shooting, saying: "Praying for everyone at Reynolds! My little brother is still there and I'm freakin out! I hate being states away. So stressful.”

- She later added: "no one has heard from [Jared] so far.” and, "They keep saying the shooter is dead but I wanna know who it is!!! I'm so stressed right now.”

- authorities say the weapons came from Jared’s home.

- the guns were secure but Jared was able to get them out anyway.

- the shooting occurred inside the boy's locker room, in the gym detached from the main school building.

- police say Jared shot and killed fellow freshman student Emilio Hoffman (below), 14, and shot and wounded teacher Todd Rispler.

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- Officials believe Padgett was putting on his vest and camouflage helmet when Hoffman walked in on him.

- Rispler (below) is being credited with alerting the rest of the school about Jared and putting it into lockdown. The police responded soon after.

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- Jared encountered the police in a school hallway and exchanged gunfire with them. He fled to a nearby bathroom where he was later found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

- three people were killed during a 2012 mall shooting in the Portland area at the Clackamas Town Center. Jared’s family lived close by.

- the shooting at Reynolds High marks the 74th school shooting since the Sandy Hook Elementary massacre in 2012.

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[Images via AP Images, Twitter and Facebook.]

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14 comments to “Oregon School Shooter Jared Michael Padgett: Everything You Need To Know About Him Including The Warning Signs That He Was Dangerous”

  1. bigbud says – reply to this


    Psycho Bitch have fun in Hell Fucknut

  2. yea says – reply to this


    How about we stop sensationalizing the people who commit these acts and start talking about the people who were injured, killed or stopped the incident from happening? This mass shooters become celebrities in their own right and that's the problem. Can you even name one victim of a recent mass shooting? Probably not..

  3. gregory says – reply to this


    Re: yea



  4. GAJ says – reply to this


    WHY must you show this picture of the shooter? This is wrong.

  5. Panda says – reply to this


    For all the people who think saying the name of the shooter and showing a picture is wrong: you're wrong. This is a mental health issue in the US. These people need to have a face and a name so we can show the US citizens how bad our mental health systems really are. All of these mass murders/shooters have one big thing in common… Mental instability and a history of. Our children are being drugged up and thrown back into the general population without the proper medical diagnosis or treatments. Our health care system is FAILING us. Drug companies just want to make money and will never regulate the poisons they give to people, until we all stand up and do something about it. STOP RUINING OUR CHILDRWN!

  6. asmith says – reply to this


    This guy is a dirt bag. DONT GLORIFY THE KILLER. Very disappointing Perez…

  7. patwa says – reply to this


    OMFG….that description!!! If that's the description of someone that's a ticking time bomb ready to explode and go on a killing spree….what should I do??? I know several people like this…..1) quiet 2) normal 3) likes Area 51, Halo, Call of Duty….hell even my son fits that description!!! Who do I call?

    But seriously….the last fact in TFA stunned me. 74 school shootings since Sandy Hook??!! That's insane. And a sad commentary on the times and society :-(

  8. Me says – reply to this


    Seeing the comments from the sister breaks my heart the hurt disappointment and humility she must feel!

  9. ngupistenaor says – reply to this


    Yet another entitled, gun loving, American white teenage male goes on a shooting rampage.

  10. Becka C. says – reply to this


    Re: asmith – The US doesn't have some kind of high incidence of mental health problems. The problems is too many guns, plain and simple. Perhaps with a pinch of white male entitlement to other's lives

  11. Wrongfolks says – reply to this


    This is NOT sensationalizing, its more of informing. Maybe helping people see future signs in possibly dangerous individuals. Seeing the face of the monsters, i'm starting to see a trend with all these shooters with their hobbies and likes. Time to face the real world and not sweep it under the rug.

  12. NoneyaK says – reply to this


    First of all Emilio Hoffman was the victim. Plus I feel as if we should be sad for the victim and him. Though he did commit the act he was still only 15 and now he's dead and gone forever and I know Emilio is too, and I feel really sorry for Emilio who was just 14, but I feel just as bad for Jared as Emilio, because Jared wanted to make something of his life but he had to take both his and another students away my point is they were both to young to have passed and I feel really bad for both of them.
    #RIPEmilioHoffman #RIPJaredMichaelPadgett

  13. NoneyaK says – reply to this


    All I am going to say is I miss Emilio and Jared :"((

  14. NoneyaK says – reply to this


    Re: bigbud – Get the fuck out piece of shit