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Briannah Wilson, left, comforts her sister, Trisha Wilson, in Wood Village, Ore., after a deadly shooting at Reynolds High School on Tuesday.

Teen gunman in Oregon kills 1, self

– A teen gunman armed with a rifle shot and killed a student Tuesday and injured a teacher before he likely killed himself at a high school in a quiet Columbia River town in Oregon, authorities said.

After the shooting stopped, police spotted the suspect slumped on a toilet in a bathroom but couldn't see what was happening with him. Officers used a robot with a camera to investigate and discovered the suspect was dead and that he had likely killed himself, Troutdale police spokesman Sgt. Carey Kaer said.

Authorities have tentatively identified the gunman and the slain student, who was found in a locker room at Reynolds High School, but the names were being withheld until their families were notified, police Chief Scott Anderson said.

The first reports of shots fired came at 8 a.m. on the next-to-last-day of classes. Police initially seemed uncertain whether there was a live shooter in the school.

The injured teacher, who was treated at the scene, was identified as Todd Rispler, a 50-year-old physical education instructor and former track coach and quarterback at the school.

The Oregon violence came less than a week after a gunman opened fire on a college campus in neighboring Washington state, killing a 19-year-old man and wounding two others.

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