One student has been killed and the gunman is also dead at Reynolds High School near Portland, Ore., police said Tuesday morning.
At a televised news conference, Troutdale Police Chief Scott Anderson told reporters the violent situation, which began at 8 a.m., was contained and over.
The chief said one student was fatally shot in the campus attack. No names were given.
Students, who had been locked in place at the school, were evacuated from the high school and were being reunited with their parents in a nearby supermarket parking lot.
Police and emergency personnel responded Tuesday to reports of a shooting at the school, about 16 miles east of Portland.
The reports of shots fired came in about 8 a.m. at the school, officials said.
A student witness reported at least one injury, but police did not release details and did not comment on injuries.
“Every officer we have is out on that call,” a spokeswoman for the Troutdale Police Department told the Los Angeles Times.
In addition to those officers, officials from as many as 13 surrounding communities responded, Troutdale Mayor Doug Daust told MSNBC.
The Clark County, Wash., Sheriff’s Department was among those responding, an official told the Los Angeles Times.
Social media have been on fire over the incident with one student tweeting the school is in lockdown and a number of police cars have rolled up. A second student has tweeted she heard gunfire. A third reported a police officer racing toward the school’s gymnasium.
Jacob Saldaña, 16, a junior, told The Times he saw a teacher who had apparently been shot and “skimmed” in the hip, but who was not seriously wounded.
“When I got into the room and I saw one of the teachers had a wound, I knew this was not a joke, it was real,” Saldaña said, adding, “He was definitely bleeding … [But] he was really strong for somebody who had a wound, he was kind of walking it of
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