Oregon shooting: One dead after gunman opens fire in US high school

One dead after gunman opens fire in US high school
Parents wait behind police tape for students from Reynolds High School to arrive by bus in Troutdale, Oregon June 10, 2014 (Picture: Reuters)

A student has been shot dead and a suspected gunman has also died in a US high school shooting, police say.

Officers said the situation has stabilised after the school was evacuated.

The Multnomah County sheriff’s office said there were reports of shots fired about 8 am on Tuesday at Reynolds High School in Troutdale, near Portland, Oregon.

Students say they were told over the intercom there was a lockdown and to go quietly to their classrooms.

Students were evacuated from the school, hands on their heads, to be reunited with their parents in a supermarket car park.

Daniel DeLong, 15, said while waiting after the shooting that he saw a physical education teacher at the school with a bloodied shirt.

‘I’m a little shaken up,’ DeLong said. ‘I’m just worried.’

Freshman Morgan Rose, 15, said she was hunkered down in a locker room with another student and two teachers.

‘It was scary in the moment now knowing everything’s OK I’m better,’ she said.

Special Weapons and Tactics teams were going through the school room by room, KGW-TV reported.

Police set up tape around the area and were not allowing people to pass through. Fire trucks were on the scene.


10 June 2014 | 5:52 pm – Source: metro.co.uk

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