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 grief and extending sympathies to the families who lost loved ones in the shooting.
In other words, the vigil was not only about Emilio Hoffman, but also about the boy who shot him. The heroes of the day, including students who quickly went into lock down, were also thanked.
The shooter’s family was invited to the vigil and did attend. They said they plan to personally apologize to Hoffman’s family.