Authorities in Oregon say a gunman entered a high school outside of Portland Tuesday morning and fatally shot a student before he was killed himself.
The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office said in a statement that the situation is stabilized at Reynolds High School in Troutdale.
Scott Anderson, the chief of the Troutdale Police Department, confirmed the deaths and called the events a “tragic day” for the community. Authorities did not say how the shooter died.
The sheriff’s office said at 8:07 a.m. local time Tuesday, police responded to the reports of shots fired at the school.
Students told The Associated Press they were informed over the intercom that there was a lockdown and to quietly go to their classrooms.
The wife of a vice principal at the school told KPTV that she received a text message from her husband that said there was an active shooter.
TROUTDALE -- Police responded shortly after 8 a.m. to a report of shots fired at Reynolds High School.
A number of emergency vehicles have been staged near the school. A significant number of officers have arrived and surround the school.
A Multnomah County sheriff's office spokesman confirms the response is for an active shooter.
A student tweeted that the school is in lockdown and a number of police cars have rolled up. A second student has tweeted that she heard gunfire. A third reported a police officer racing towards the school's gymnasium.