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June 10, 2014

UPDATE: Shooter used rifle in Ore. school shooting

TROUTDALE, Ore. (AP) — A lone gunman armed with a rifle shot and killed a student Tuesday and injured a teacher shortly after classes started at a high school in a quiet Columbia River town in Oregon and was later found dead as police arrived, authorities said.

Authorities have tentatively identified the gunman but weren't ready to release the name, Troutdale Police Chief Scott Anderson said.

They were in the process of notifying the family of the gunman and student who was killed.

Anderson said the teacher suffered non-life threatening injuries and was treated at the scene.

During the evacuation, another unrelated gun was found and one person was taken into custody.

The attack panicked students at Reynolds High School in Troutdale after a lockdown was ordered and they were told to quietly go to their classrooms.

Freshman Morgan Rose, 15, said she hunkered down in a locker room with another student and two teachers.

"It was scary in the moment. Now knowing everything's OK I'm better," she said.

Freshman Daniel DeLong, 15, said after the shooting that he saw a physical education teacher at the school with a bloodied shirt. He said he was texting friends to make sure they were all OK.

"It just, like, happened so fast, you know?" he said.

Anderson said he was sorry for the family of the slain student. Police did not say how the gunman died.

"Today is a very tragic day for the city of Troutdale," the chief said.

Gov. John Kitzhaber added in a statement: "Oregon hurts as we try to make sense of a senseless act of violence."

The first reports of shots fired came at 8 a.m. on the next-to-last-day of classes. Police initially seemed uncertain about whether there was a live shooter in the school.

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