Shooting Outside Portland HS

PORTLAND, Ore. –  There is now a fourth victim of a shooting at a Portland high school.  A young woman who had a bullte graze her today. Three other victims, two males and one female, were in the direct line of fire outside a Portland high school at noon today. They ran to the high … Continue reading »

Vigil Held at Reynolds High School

PORTLAND, Ore. — Oregon students are still trying to make sense of what happened more than a week ago at Reynolds High School when one of their classmates walked into the school and shot and killed another classmate. Tuesday night, hundreds gathered on the school’s football field. One speaker said the event was about sharing … Continue reading »

Shooting Victim’s Family Speaks

TROUTDALE, Ore. —  The family of Emilio Hoffman have released a statement, just one day after the 15 year old was killed at Reynolds High School by a fellow freshman student. The statement is the words of Jennifer Hoffman, Emilio’s Mother: “We want to share some thoughts about Emilio with the community. Emilio lived in … Continue reading »

Reynolds High School Shooter Identified

TROUTDALE, Ore. — The Troutdale Police Chief says yesterday’s shooter at Reynolds High School was a freshman student, 15 year old Jared Michael Padgett. He apparently used a guitar case to carry weapons onto campus.  Police say he had a handgun, an AR-15 style rifle, 9 loaded magazines capable of holding hundreds of rounds of … Continue reading »

Oregon Teen Kills Student, Then Self

(CNN) — When the shooting started at her high school near Portland, Oregon, early Tuesday, student Jaimie Infante didn’t recognize the sound of the gunshot. She thought maybe somebody had dropped a book. In reality, a lone gunman had opened fire at the school, killing one student and forcing others to flee. An assistant principal … Continue reading »

Local School Security Response

MEDFORD, Ore. –     Local law enforcement officers handle active shooter situations like the one at Reynolds High School near Portland on Tuesday differently now than they did a decade ago. More than a million dollars have been put into school security upgrades since the Sandy Hook shooting in 2012. NewsWatch 12’s Kirstin O’Connor heard from Lt. … Continue reading »

Shooter and A Student Dead in Troutdale

Click on the video above to watch the latest press conference. [UPDATE 10:05 AM] — The Multnomah County Sheriff’s office has confirmed that the shooter is dead and one Reynolds High School student is also deceased. {UPDATE 9:25 AM] — The school shooter at Reynolds High School in Troutdale, Ore. is dead, according to ABC … Continue reading »

School District Fights for Extra Deputy

JOSEPHINE COUNTY, Ore. — One day after a school shooting in Texas and weeks after the tragedy in Sandy Hook a local school district is trying to figure out how they can prevent similar incidents. Three Rivers School District officials held a meeting last night to discuss ways they can better protect the kids. In … Continue reading »