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Police: Shooter at Oregon school had assault rifle

June 11, 2014 • National News


This undated photo provided by Kaylah Ensign, shows 14-year-old Reynolds High School shooting victim Emilio Hoffman and his girlfriend Kaylah Ensign. A 15-year-old gunman who killed a student at an Oregon high school had an assault rifle, handgun and several magazines of ammunition hidden in a guitar case and duffel bag when he rode a school bus to the campus, police said. The attacker, Jared Michael Padgett entered a boys locker room on Tuesday, June 10, 2014, at a gymnasium, where he killed fellow student Emilio Hoffman, police Chief Scott Anderson said. (AP Photo)

TROUTDALE, Ore. (AP) — A 15-year-old boy accused of killing a fellow freshman in a high school locker room was heavily armed with an assault rifle, nine magazines of ammunition, handgun and knife that police said Wednesday had been taken from a secured area at his family home.

The details were released as police provided a more detailed account of the violence on Tuesday at Reynolds High School in Troutdale and a portrait emerged of 15-year-old suspect Jared Michael Padgett as a devout Mormon and aspiring serviceman.

Authorities said an autopsy had confirmed that Padgett had died in a school Login to read more

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