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Fatal high school shooting near Portland, Ore.; one student, gunman dead

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Fatal high school shooting near Portland, Ore.; one student, gunman dead

By Julianne Cassidy. CREATED Jun 10, 2014

One student was killed at Reynolds High School near Portland, Ore., after a shooter opened fire around 8:07 a.m. (PT) Tuesday morning while classes were in session. The still unidentified gunman is also confirmed dead.

"About an hour after the shooting, Oregon State Police said the area was secure, and that the situation is contained," reports CNN.

"Speaking to reporters, Troutdale Police Department Chief Scott Anderson said he could not confirm how the shooter died," further reports CNN. "He identified the student killed as 14-year-old Emilio Hoffman, a freshman."

According to CNN, "Anderson said the shooter entered the building that houses the school gym. Hoffman was shot and killed in a locker room. The shooter was found in a separate restroom, Anderson said."

SWAT teams were on scene at the school in Troutdale, Ore., an estimated 12 miles east of Portland. A riffle was believed to have been used in the shooting.

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