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Oregon School Shooting Suspect Was Only 15 - New Information About His Identity, His Plan To Kill, & The Heroic Teacher Who Stopped Him

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The boy who walked into an Oregon school and began shooting yesterday was only 15 years old, according to police.

Authorities have identified Jared Michael Padgett as the lone suspect. The teenage boy shot and killed fellow student Emilio Hoffman, 14, in the locker room of Reynolds High in the town of Troutdale, just 15 miles outside of Portland.

Padgett then exchanged gunfire with police before turning his weapon on himself.

And while the motive for his heinous crime remains unclear, officials are now saying Padgett was heavily armed. He arrived at his school with a rifle, a handgun, nine magazines capable of holding several hundred rounds of ammunition, a vest to carry all of his extra ammo, and a multi-sport camouflage helmet.

Experts say many more lives could have been lost but

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Reynolds High School Shooter Has Been Identified, Second Person With Gun Taken Into Custody

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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:

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Gunman And One Student Dead In High School Shooting Outside Portland

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According to authorities, there has been another school shooting, this one outside of Portland.

Sue Strickland of the Troutdale Police Department reports that around 8 a.m. PST, Reynolds High School became the latest school to be the setting of violence.

Nearly 100 sheriff's deputies and police, including two SWAT teams, responded to the shooting.

According to local news station KOIN, a suspect is now dead after shots were fired at the Oregon high school.

Luckily, so far only injuries have been reported from the incident, no deaths. A LifeFlight helicopter was spotted landing by the school.

The high school is now on lockdown as detectives and FBI are on the scene. Students are still being evacuated, but it seems for now that the threat is over.

Update:

Police have now confirmed that one student was killed in the shooting, in addition to the shooter.

Although the gunman is confirmed dead, the school remains in lockdown. Dozens of terrified parents continue to wait outside as the evacuation continues.

[Image via KOIN 6.]

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