Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Oregon Shooter IDed, Age 15
was a freshman, age 15, Jared Padgett (photo left, via CNN). Arrived on bus with weapons in guitar case. Got AR-15 rifle from family home, also had a handgun (not used). Shot himself in bathroom to end it after exchange of gunfire. Student he shot he didn't even know. School spokesman just now claims school is "safe environment" with plenty of security. Police chief: Padgett had nine magazines with hundeds of rounds. His alleged Facebook page here. Teacher tells CNN, "he was a really nice kid and was very respectful. He idolized his brother who was in the war."
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