Wednesday, June 11 2014 10:42 PM EDT2014-06-12 02:42:16 GMT
The teenager who shot and killed a classmate at Reynolds High School has been identified as freshman Jared Padgett. Police said the 15-year-old boy arrived at school Tuesday on the school bus, carryingMore >
Freshman Jared Padgett showed up at Reynolds High School on the school bus, carrying a guitar case, an AR-15 rifle, a handgun, nine loaded magazines and a large knife, police say. More >
TROUTDALE, OR (KPTV) -
A physical education teacher who dialed 911 at Reynolds High School in the wake of the June 10 shooting told the dispatcher he heard one round of gunfire in the locker room and a second round of gunfire in the gym lobby as he and others remained locked in the boys locker room office.
Jared Padgett, 15, showed up at Reynolds High School that morning on the school bus, carrying a guitar case and a duffel bag. He shot and killed 14-year-old freshman Emilio Hoffman in the boys locker room, then fired at physical education teacher Todd Rispler, who suffered a grazing wound to his hip. Rispler made his way to the school office and the school was immediately put into lockdown.
Dustin Janz, a Reynolds teacher and football coach, called 911 moments after hearing the gunfire.
"We're locked up and the shooter is still active," he said.
Janz said he was in the boys locker room working on locks when he heard the shots.
"It scared the hell out of us," he told the dispatcher.
As the dispatcher initiated the police response, she asked for a description of the gunman.
Janz: "He was wearing a vest and face mask or helmet of some sort. Red camouflage bandana on. He has an automatic rifle."
Dispatcher: "Which way did you last see him go?"
Janz: "He was going from the boys locker room through the gym lobby to the big gym."
Janz went on to tell the dispatcher that it appeared the shooter got dressed in the boys locker room because there was a rifle case and a shirt on the floor. The dispatcher assured him police were on their way.
"You can't imagine all the people I have coming your way," the dispatcher told Janz.
Investigators said Padgett was moving through the main hallway when police confronted him. He went into a small restroom, there was an exchange of gunfire and he was eventually found dead.
An autopsy revealed that he died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Investigators said Padgett used an AR-15-type rifle in the attack and was also carrying a semi-automatic handgun. Police recovered nine loaded magazines with the capability of holding several hundred rounds. Police said Padgett was also carrying a large knife while wearing a non-ballistic vest used for carrying ammo and a multi-sport helmet with a camouflage design.
Troutdale Police Chief Scott Anderson later said the quick response from Rispler and the responding officers saved "many, many lives."
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