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Gunman, Victim Dead in Oregon School Shooting

Parents wait behind police tape for students from Reynolds High School to arrive by bus in Troutdale, Oregon, June 10, 2014.
Parents wait behind police tape for students from Reynolds High School to arrive by bus in Troutdale, Oregon, June 10, 2014.
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A shooting at an Oregon high school Tuesday morning left one student and the gunman dead, the local police chief said.

Police responded to a report of gunfire about 8:00 a.m. at Reynolds High School in Troutdale, east of Portland, a Troutdale police official said.

"A gunman entered the high school this morning, shot one student. Unfortunately, that student has died," said Troutdale police chief Scott Anderson, according to the French news agency AFP.

"The gunman was located and the gunman is also deceased. ... The situation is contained," he added.
A gunman and a student are dead after an Oregon school shooting Tuesday morning. Parents were reunited with their children in a nearby supermarket parking lot in Troutdale, Oregon, June 10, 2014.A gunman and a student are dead after an Oregon school shooting Tuesday morning. Parents were reunited with their children in a nearby supermarket parking lot in Troutdale, Oregon, June 10, 2014.
A gunman and a student are dead after an Oregon school shooting Tuesday morning. Parents were reunited with their children in a nearby supermarket parking lot in Troutdale, Oregon, June 10, 2014.
A gunman and a student are dead after an Oregon school shooting Tuesday morning. Parents were reunited with their children in a nearby supermarket parking lot in Troutdale, Oregon, June 10, 2014.

A local law enforcement official said that 30 to 40 Troutdale officers responded to the scene. Multnomah County Sheriff's deputies also were involved, police said.

About an hour later the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office said the situation was under control.

The Oregonian reported that teacher Todd Rispler was also injured in the shooting.

Nikki Vance, the mother of a student at the school, said Rispler has taught at the school since at least 1999, The Oregonian reported.

Lt. Steve Alexander, a spokesman for the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office, said police believe there was just one shooter.

Second largest school in Oregon

Reynolds High, with 2,800 students, is the second largest high school in Oregon, drawing students from five surrounding cities, according to The Oregonian. It is named for a now-defunct aluminum plant that operated near the school.

Students were evacuated from the school, hands on their heads, and reunited with their parents in a nearby supermarket parking lot, the AP reported.

About 60 law enforcement officers and 19 medical personnel were on the scene at the school, according to local KOIN television.
The shooting is the latest in a spate of such incidents over the past few weeks in the western United States, AFP reported.
On May 23, a college student, who had mental problems and was the son of a Hollywood director, went on a gun rampage at a college campus in Santa Barbara, north of Los Angeles, killing six people and then himself.
On June 5, a gunman killed one person and injured two others on a college campus in Seattle, in what the local mayor denounced as America's "epidemic of gun violence."
On Sunday, a couple with possible links to anti-government militia shot dead two police officers execution-style in a Las Vegas pizza restaurant, before killing another civilian nearby and then themselves.

On Tuesday President Barack Obama said the United States needs to "do some soul searching."

During a question-and-answer discussion about student loan debt on the social media site Tumblr Obama said that mass shootings are becoming the norm.  He said the U.S. is the only developed country in the world where such violence is tolerated.

The president said as a parent, it "terrifies" him.

"People ask me what I’m proudest of and what are my biggest frustrations as president. My biggest frustration is that this society hasn’t been willing to take some basic steps to keep guns out of the hands of people who can do damage," Obama said.

The online event with the president occurred just hours after the shooting.

Some information for this report provided by Reuters, AFP and AP.

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by: riano baggy from: indonesia
June 11, 2014 8:16 AM
with my deepest sympathy to victim's family it's again and again terrific moments in states we must to enforcement and tight conditions for someone to buy firearms maybe by age condition or test psychoanalysis also every schools must protect by state police to give safe for students and their parents.

by: Wendy from: Location
June 10, 2014 7:26 PM
The establishment media has jumped on the shooting in Las Vegas to kick start the rightwing extremist meme. The narrative has languished since the Department of Homeland Security backed off characterizing Americans who disagree with the establishment as domestic terrorists.

In addition, the CIA’s Ford Foundation, Citigroup, Carnegie, USAID, Time-Warner and a potpourri of globalist foundations support the organization. Its board of directors features the neocon Francis Fukuyama and the anti-Constitution globalist Fareed Zakaria.

First and foremost, the media, in no uncertain terms, insists “rightwing extremism” is a threat more lethal than al-Qaeda, the foreign terror group created by the CIA and Pakistani intelligence and currently thriving thanks to Saudi Arabia and Qatar.

Bergen parades a melange of psychos – Frazier Glenn Cross, Wade Michael Page, Scott Roeder and three demented gunmen from the so-called Minutemen American Defense – as primary examples of the sort of ideologically-driven violence that portends a more serious threat to America than Osama bin Laden and his trained (by the U.S. military) alleged hijackers.

According to Bergen and his globalist handlers at the New American Foundation, the corporate media mistakenly concentrates on jihadist violence while downplaying violence committed by individuals who are portrayed as rightwing extremists.

“Despite the history of deadly violence by individuals motivated by political ideologies other than that of al Qaeda, it is jihadist violence that continues to dominate the news and the attention of policy makers. Some of this is quite understandable,” he writes and then references 9/11, the event conclusively blamed by the state on al-Qaeda, the terror group named after a database, despite a yawning lack of conclusive evidence.

A “disparity” of establishment news coverage based on the ideological agenda of the SPLC and its partner, the Department of Homeland Security, has undermined the federal stool pigeon program, “see something, say something,” according to Bergen and Las Vegas Sheriff Kevin McMahill.

“Moreover, killings like the ones of the two police officers in Las Vegas on Sunday demonstrate the need to move beyond the view that the only threat of terrorism or extremist violence comes from radicalized Muslims,” writes Bergen.

In fact, non-ideological violence – murder, manslaughter, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, etc. – poses a more serious threat to society than “rightwing extremism,” but delving into its root cause does not serve the ideological agenda of the New American Foundation, George Soros, the Ford Foundation, Citibank, et al.

Jerad Miller and his poor, unfortunate brainwashed young wife, despite their murderous rampage, are hardly reason enough to call for a recommencement of a Justice Department task force on domestic terrorism, a task force “focused on anti-government plots and racial violence.” The conflation of “anti-government” and “racial,” of course, is not coincidental – it is the cardinal tenet of the Obama administration and serves to discredit and demonize all who criticize the establishment.

Eric Holder’s refurbished investigation into “rightwing extremism,” as exemplified by the politics of Ron Paul, Bob Barr and Chuck Baldwin (according to a Missouri Information Analysis Center report compiled with the assistance of the DHS), will focus on the liberty movement and strive to connect it to white supremacy.

Bergen: Rightwingers kill people.

The momentary victory realized at the Bundy ranch in Nevada – heavily armed BLM agents backing down, wary of another Waco PR disaster – will not be allowed to stand unchallenged. The establishment will soon redouble its effort to neutralize any effective political opposition. An integral part of this effort is a concerted propaganda campaign designed to demonize and criminalize opponents.

by: gen from: japan
June 10, 2014 5:57 PM
US needs more strict gun control law.
and should know the cause and the reason why such things happened.
Gun? Drugs? the environment of young
people? downgrade of moral?
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by: Wild Eagle
June 10, 2014 6:39 PM
if we need gun control then don't forget knife control as well. Stubbing occurs pretty often as well.

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