June 12, 2014

USA: Armed Guards Ended Reynolds High School Lone Shooter Attack in Troutdale, Oregon

Breitbart news
written by Awr Hawkins
Wednesday June 11, 2014

When a teenage student brought a gun into Troutdale, Oregon's Reynolds High School on June 10, the carnage he could have caused was cut short by two armed resource officers who ran toward the sound of the shots.

The officers--Nick Thompson and Kyle Harris--closed in on the shooter's proximity in "less than a minute."

According to Oregon Live, "Troutdale Police Chief Scott Anderson credited the two resource officers... for preventing further carnage." Said Anderson: "I believe their quick response saved many of our students' lives."

"At least one of the officers fired shots," he added.

In December, Breitbart News reported that the presence of an armed guard cut Karl Halverson Pierson's December 14 attack on Arapahoe High School to 80 seconds. At Sandy Hook Elementary, where there was no armed guard, Adam Lanza had approximately four unimpeded minutes to carry out his evil intent.
Oregon Live
written by Maxine Bernstein, Oregonian
Tuesday June 10, 2014
Troutdale school resource Officers Nick Thompson and Kyle Harris were at Reynolds High School when Tuesday's shooting occurred, Multnomah County Sheriff Dan Staton said.
"As soon as this happened, they were there in less than a minute," Staton said. "Had they not been there, it could have been a lot worse."
One of the first dispatches to police was at 8:07 am: In the boy's locker room, two shots, one person down.
Troutdale Police Chief Scott Anderson credited the two resource officers -- the first responders -- and two other local officers who formed a tactical team -- for preventing further carnage.
"I believe their quick response saved many of our students' lives," Anderson said. "For that, our community and I thank you."
At least one officer fired gunshots.
Staton and Troutdale Mayor Doug Daoust said local police agencies -- including sheriff's deputies and Troutdale police -- had done a training with Reynolds High School faculty and staff on active shooter incidents a few months ago.

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