Multiple Agencies Respond to Active Shooter at Reynolds High School
Updated at June 10, 2014, 5 p.m. PDT: Statements by Troutdale Police Department Chief and Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office Lieutenant on Reynolds High School Shooting
The following press release was released by the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office following a 12 p.m. media briefing.
Chief Scott Anderson, Troutdale Police Department, announced that the lone shooter in the shooting at Reynolds High School has been tentatively identified. At this time, police are not releasing the shooter’s name, age, or possible affiliation with the school pending further identification and notification of next-of-kin.
A Reynolds High School student who was killed during this morning’s incident has been identified, and the next-of-kin notification is in process for that student’s family. The student’s name and age will be released at a future time.
A teacher at the school received a non-life threatening injury and was treated at the scene and released.
The weapon used in today’s shooting was a rifle.
Contrary to some reports, there was only one shooter involved in today’s incident. During the evacuation process, police did find a gun on a second person. That person is not believed to be associated with the shooting inside the school. That person is in custody.
Tactical teams have cleared the school, but the on-going investigation will take quite some time. The Reynolds High School campus is closed until further notice.
Any parents who have not yet connected with their Reynolds High students should meet those students at the reunification location near the Fred Meyer store located in Wood Village at NE 223rd and Glisan. Any parent who has concerns or questions about their child should call the Reynolds School District at (503) 661-7200.
Anyone who was a witness to the events inside the school this morning or who may have information about the shooting is asked to call the Troutdale Police tip line at (503) 250-7943. People with images taken during the incident this morning should e-mail those through the link available at www.Troutdale.info.
Multnomah County has established a mental health resource center at Mt. Hood Community College gymnasium. That center is being staffed by counselors from Multnomah County, FBI Victim’s Services, and Trauma Intervention Program (TIP), and the Reynolds School District from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. today and will be staffed tomorrow as well from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The Multnomah County Mental Health Crisis line is also available at (503) 988-4888.
Law enforcement and the Reynolds School District are working on a plan to release vehicles, bags/backpacks, or other items left at the scene. As soon as those details are finalized, an announcement will be made.
Chief Anderson would like to thank the school resource officers who were the first responders, bringing this situation to a quick conclusion. He would also like to thank the hundreds of local, state, and federal law enforcement partners; emergency responders; and mental health professionals who responded to the scene immediately.
The following information was previously released by the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office.
At 8:07 a.m. this morning, police responded to Reynolds High School on the report of shots fired at the school. Multiple agencies responded and tactical teams are currently evacuating students and staff. The situation is stabilized; the shooter is confirmed deceased. Parents are asked to reunify with their students at the Wood Village Fred Meyer located at NE 223rd and NE Glisan St. All other people are asked to stay away from the area. Hashtag that will be used is #RHShooting.
Media briefing will be held at 9:45 a.m. at the Cherry Park Safeway parking lot, located at 242nd and Cherry Park Road, on the Southeast side of the parking lot.