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. Sixty police and sheriff’s units are reportedly on scene, as well as 19 medical personnel. A LifeFlight helicopter landed in a nearby field.
Parents began arriving at the school around 8:45 a.m., despite officers requesting they stay away for the moment.
[Update as of 10:13am PST]: The gunman and one high school student are both dead. This was the last day of school.
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.
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. 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.
I don't know whether to scream or cry at this point, tbh.