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Suspect identified in Reynolds High shooting

The suspect in the Reynolds High School shooting is 15-year-old Jerod Padgett who was a student at the school.  Police say he was carrying a guitar case and duffel bag when he got off a school bus.  He walked into the gym locker room and killed Emilio Hoffman.

Padgett was carrying at AR-15 rifle, a semi-automatic handgun, 9 magazines of ammunition and a large knife.  He didn't use the handgun.

Troutdale Police Chief Scott Anderson says Padgett encountered the two school resources officers and there was an exchange of gunfire.  Padgett went into a restroom where he killed himself.

They don't know of any connection between Padgett and Hoffman.  There is no known motive.

Padgett got the guns from home out of a secured cabinet. 

 

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