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Active shooter at an Oregon high school, several wounded

Law enforcement officials say an active shooter situation at Reynolds High School near Portland, Oregon on Tuesday morning is now contained. Police say the unidentified lone shooter is dead.

Suspect is dead in shooting at Oregon school on Tuesday.
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A Multnomah County Sheriff's Office spokesman confirmed reports of an active shooter situation at Reynolds High School, and the school was placed on lockdown until police could secure the crime scene.

Troutdale Police Spokeswoman, Sue Strickland said the shooting occurred at about 8 a.m. PT on Tuesday morning at Reynolds High School in Troutdale, Oregon, about 12 miles east of Portland. Classes were in session at the time, Strickland said.

It is not clear how many people were injured, however, police say there are no reported deaths. Details about a possible motive for the shooting is not known.

Tuesday morning's shooting incident is the second incident at a U.S. school in less than a week. Last Thursday, a shooting on the campus of Seattle Pacific University in Seattle left a 19-year-old student dead and two others injured. Seattle police said the carnage almost certainly would have continued had another student, Jon Meis not acted by spraying pepper spray and tackled the shooter. Police identified the shooter as Aaron Ybarra, 26, of the north Seattle suburb of Mountlake Terrace.Ybarra is being held without bail and has been on suicide watch at King County Jail. A lawyer said Ybarra has a long history of mental problems.

Oregon officials said a press conference is scheduled for 12:45 p.m.