Emilio Hoffman, 14, identified as boy killed in Reynolds shooting
Next media briefing is 5 p.m. Tuesday
Emilio Hoffman, 14, has been identified as the boy killed in a shooting Tuesday morning at Reynolds High School in Troutdale.
Social media erupted Tuesday afternoon with people expressing their fond memories and condolences for Hoffman's family. Hoffman was a member of the fresham soccer team.
In addition to Hoffman, police say the single unidentified gunman also is dead.
The news was relayed during the press briefing that got under way at about noon at the Cherry Park Safeway.
Lt. Steve Alexander, spokesman for the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office, said the situation is stabilized.
Troutdale Police Chief Scott Anderson said, "This is a tragic day for Troutdale and Reynolds School Distict. I'm very, very sorry for the students and anyone this situation has impacted."
Reynolds School Superintendant Linda Florence was overcome by emotion and nearly unable to speak during the press briefing, calling this a "very tragic day" before she was escorted away.
Reynolds High School's commencement ceremony is scheduled for this Thursday night, June 12.
Troutdale Police have confirmed that Todd Rispler, a P.E. teacher at Reynolds, was shot at but he is OK.
Sgt. Carey Kaer, spokesman for Troutdale Police, could not confirm the extent of Rispler's injuries.
At 8:07 a.m. this morning, police responded to Reynolds High School on the report of shots fired at the school. Multiple agencies responded and tactical teams are evacuating students and staff.
Police and sheriffs units are reportedly on scene, as well as 19 medical personnel, including Life Flight helicopter.
Parents are reuniting with their students at the Wood Village Fred Meyer located at Northeast 223rd and Northeast Glisan Street.
All other people are asked to stay away from the area.
The Outlook is using #RHShooting in its Twitter updates.
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