Police say a lone teen shooter armed with a rifle opened fire at Reynolds High School on Tuesday morning, killing one student and injuring a teacher. The Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office said the shooter is also dead and the situation has stabilized. Troutdale police told the Associated Press the shooter likely committed suicide.
Multiple sources indicated the student who was killed was Emilio Hoffman, a freshman soccer player at Reynolds. Police have not confirmed that Hoffman was the victim. He was found in the locker room.
Police said they found the male suspect slumped on a toilet in a bathroom but couldn’t see what was happening with him. Police spokesman Sgt. Carey Kaer said police used a robot with a camera to investigate and discovered the suspect was dead and that he likely killed himself.
Multiple students told KATU that physical education teacher Todd Rispler, 50, was grazed by a bullet, but was still able to walk. “Today is a very tragic day for the city of Troutdale and the Reynolds School District,” said Troutdale Police Chief Scott Anderson. “The student has died. I’m very, very sorry for the family.”