Oregon School Shooter Had AR-15 in Guitar Case

Police identify Jared Padgett, 15, as gunman

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff

Posted Jun 11, 2014 4:22 PM CDT

(Newser) – Police still don't know why 15-year-old Jared Padgett shot and killed a fellow student at Reynolds High School in Oregon yesterday, only that Padgett seemed intent on killing many more people. Padgett brought an AR-15 rifle to school in a guitar case, right on the school bus, reports KOIN-TV. He also had a semiautomatic handgun, though he didn't use it, along with a large knife, a camouflage helmet, an ammo vest, and nine loaded magazines with several hundred rounds, reports the Oregonian.

Authorities say he brought the weapons from home, after foiling a security system that secured them. Padgett encountered his victim, 14-year-old Emilio Hoffman, in a locker room and fatally shot him. Police say they don't know of any connection between the two boys, reports CNN. A teacher grazed by a bullet, Todd Rispler, managed to sound the alarm, and Padgett killed himself inside a bathroom as security officers closed in, say police. “I cannot emphasize enough the role Mr. Rispler played,” says the police chief in Troutdale.

Jared Padgett, identified as the school shooter in Oregon.   (Facebook)
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