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Two people comfort each other as they await word about the safety of students after a shooting at Reynolds High School, Tuesday, June 10, 2014, in Troutdale, Ore. A gunman killed a student at the high school east of Portland Tuesday and the shooter is also dead, police said. (AP Photo/The Oregonian, Faith Cathcart)
The Seattle Mariners pay tribute Tuesday, June 10, 2014, to Paul Lee, left, who was killed by a gunman on, June 5, 2014, at Seattle Pacific University in Seattle, and Emilio Hoffman, right, a freshman, who was killed earlier in the day Tuesday by a gunman at Reynolds High School in Troutdale, Ore. The display took place before a baseball game between the Seattle Mariners and the New York Yankees. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Students are arrive by bus to meet their parents and/or family at the Fred Meyer grocery store parking lot in Wood Village, Ore., after a shooting at Reynolds High School Tuesday, June 10, 2014, in nearby Troutdale. A gunman killed a student at the high school east of Portland Tuesday and the shooter is also dead, police said. (AP Photo/Greg Wahl-Stephens)
Two women comfort each other as they await word about the safety of students after a shooting at Reynolds High School Tuesday, June 10, 2014, in Troutdale, Ore. A gunman killed a student at the high school east of Portland Tuesday and the shooter is also dead, police said. (AP Photo/The Oregonian, Faith Cathcart)
People gather at Fred Meyer grocery store t in Wood Village, where they will be able to pick up their children after a school shooting at Reynolds High School in Troutdale, Ore., on Tuesday, June 10, 2014. One student and the suspected gunman are dead in a school shooting outside Portland, Ore., according to the police. The Multnomah County sheriff's office said there were reports of shots fired about 8 a.m. Students said they were told over the intercom there was a lockdown and to quietly go to their classrooms. (AP Photo/The Oregonian, Thomas Boyd)
Police rope off the scene of a shooting outside Reynolds High School in Troutdale, Ore., on Tuesday, June 10, 2014. One student and the suspected gunman are dead in a school shooting outside Portland, Ore., according to the police. The Multnomah County sheriff's office said there were reports of shots fired about 8 a.m. Students said they were told over the intercom there was a lockdown and to quietly go to their classrooms. (AP Photo/The Oregonian, Thomas Boyd)
Police rope off the scene of a shooting outside Reynolds High School in Troutdale, Ore., on Tuesday, June 10, 2014. One student and the suspected gunman are dead in a school shooting outside Portland, Ore., according to the police. The Multnomah County sheriff's office said there were reports of shots fired about 8 a.m. Students said they were told over the intercom there was a lockdown and to quietly go to their classrooms. (AP Photo/The Oregonian, Thomas Boyd)
Freshman Hailee Siebert, 15, cries on her mothers shoulder after students arrived at a shopping center parking lot in Wood Village, Ore., after a shooting at Reynolds High School Tuesday, June 10, 2014, in nearby Troutdale. A gunman killed a student at the high school east of Portland Tuesday and the shooter is also dead, police said. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
Police rope off the scene of a shooting outside Reynolds High School in Troutdale, Ore., on Tuesday, June 10, 2014. One student and the suspected gunman are dead in a school shooting outside Portland, Ore., according to the police. The Multnomah County sheriff's office said there were reports of shots fired about 8 a.m. Students said they were told over the intercom there was a lockdown and to quietly go to their classrooms. (AP Photo/The Oregonian, Thomas Boyd)
Map locates a shooting at a Reynolds High School in Troutdale, Oregon.
A police officer stands guard as students arrived at a shopping center parking lot in Wood Village, Ore., after a shooting at Reynolds High School Tuesday, June 10, 2014, in nearby Troutdale. A gunman killed a student at the high school east of Portland Tuesday and the shooter is also dead, police said. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
Family of students wait at a shopping center parking lot in Wood Village, Ore., to be reunited with students after a shooting at Reynolds High School Tuesday, June 10, 2014, in nearby Troutdale. A gunman killed a student at the high school east of Portland Tuesday and the shooter is also dead, police said. (AP Photo/Troy Wayrynen)
Briannah Wilson, 21, left, comforts her sister, Trisha Wilson, right, 15, as students are reunited with family at a shopping center parking lot in Wood Village, Ore., after a shooting at Reynolds High School Tuesday, June 10, 2014, in nearby Troutdale. A gunman killed a student at the high school east of Portland Tuesday and the shooter is also dead, police said. (AP Photo/Troy Wayrynen)
Brandi Wilson, left, and her daughter, Trisha Wilson, 15, right, embrace Trish Hall, a mother waiting for her student, as students arrived at the Fred Meyer grocery store parking lot in Wood Village, Ore., after a shooting at Reynolds High School Tuesday, June 10, 2014, in nearby Troutdale. A gunman killed a student at the high school east of Portland Tuesday and the shooter is also dead, police said. (AP Photo/Troy Wayrynen)
Police and school officials confer prior to a press conference after a shooting at Reynolds High School in Troutdale, Ore., Tuesday June 10, 2014. A gunman killed a student at the high school east of Portland Tuesday and the shooter is also dead, police said. (AP Photo/Greg Wahl-Stephens)
Parents are reunited with their students after arriving at a shopping center parking lot in Wood Village, Ore., to be reunited with students after a shooting at Reynolds High School Tuesday, June 10, 2014, in nearby Troutdale. A gunman killed a student at the high school east of Portland Tuesday and the shooter is also dead, police said. (AP Photo/Greg Wahl-Stephens)
An official explains the procedures to reunite parents with their students as they wait at a shopping center parking lot in Wood Village, Ore., to be reunited after a shooting at Reynolds High School Tuesday, June 10, 2014, in nearby Troutdale. A gunman killed a student at the high school east of Portland Tuesday and the shooter is also dead, police said. (AP Photo/Greg Wahl-Stephens)
Parents wait at a shopping center parking lot in Wood Village, Ore., to be reunited with students after a shooting at Reynolds High School Tuesday, June 10, 2014, in nearby Troutdale. A gunman killed a student at the high school east of Portland Tuesday and the shooter is also dead, police said. (AP Photo/Greg Wahl-Stephens)
Families wait at a shopping center parking lot in Wood Village, Ore., to be reunited with students after a shooting at Reynolds High School Tuesday, June 10, 2014, in nearby Troutdale. A gunman killed a student at the high school east of Portland Tuesday and the shooter is also dead, police said. (AP Photo/Troy Wayrynen)
A parent hugs his daughter after she arrived with other students at a shopping center parking lot in Wood Village, Ore., after a shooting at Reynolds High School Tuesday, June 10, 2014, in nearby Troutdale. A gunman killed a student at the high school east of Portland Tuesday and the shooter is also dead, police said. (AP Photo/Troy Wayrynen)
Students are led to waiting buses by police after a shooting at Reynolds High School in Troutdale, Ore., Tuesday, June, 10, 2014. A gunman killed a student at the high school east of Portland Tuesday and the shooter is also dead, police said. (AP Photo/Troy Wayrynen)
Police direct parents to waiting students students arriving by bus at a shopping center parking lot in Wood Village, Ore., after a shooting at Reynolds High School Tuesday, June 10, 2014, in nearby Troutdale. A gunman killed a student at the high school east of Portland Tuesday and the shooter is also dead, police said. (AP Photo/Troy Wayrynen)
Students try to communicate and locate their family while waiting on a school bus as they arrived at a shopping center parking lot in Wood Village, Ore., after a shooting at Reynolds High School Tuesday, June 10, 2014, in nearby Troutdale. A gunman killed a student at the high school east of Portland Tuesday and the shooter is also dead, police said. . (AP Photo/Troy Wayrynen)
Freshman Britani Iuliano, 15, embraces her mother Wendi Iuliano after students arrived at shopping center parking lot in Wood Village, Ore., after a shooting at Reynolds High School Tuesday, June 10, 2014, in nearby Troutdale. A gunman killed a student at the high school east of Portland Tuesday and the shooter is also dead, police said. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
Briannah Wilson, 21, left, and her sister Brittanie Wilson, 19, right, embrace after students arrived at shopping center parking lot in Wood Village, Ore., after a shooting at Reynolds High School Tuesday, June 10, 2014, in nearby Troutdale. A gunman killed a student at the high school east of Portland Tuesday and the shooter is also dead, police said. (AP Photo/Troy Wayrynen)
Freshman Britani Iuliano, 15, embraces her mother Wendi Iuliano after students arrived at shopping center parking lot in Wood Village, Ore., after a shooting at Reynolds High School Tuesday, June 10, 2014, in nearby Troutdale. A gunman killed a student at the high school east of Portland Tuesday and the shooter is also dead, police said. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
A police officer lifts up police tape as students are arrive by bus to meet their parents and/or family at the Fred Meyer grocery store parking lot in Wood Village, Ore., after a shooting at Reynolds High School Tuesday, June 10, 2014, in nearby Troutdale. A gunman killed a student at the high school east of Portland Tuesday and the shooter is also dead, police said. (AP Photo/Greg Wahl-Stephens)
Students are checked off by staff as they arrive by bus to meet their parents and/or family at the Fred Meyer grocery store parking lot in Wood Village, Ore., after a shooting at Reynolds High School Tuesday, June 10, 2014, in nearby Troutdale. A gunman killed a student at the high school east of Portland Tuesday and the shooter is also dead, police said.(AP Photo/Greg Wahl-Stephens)
Families wait at the Fred Meyer grocery store parking lot in Wood Village, Ore., to be reunited with students after a shooting at Reynolds High School Tuesday, June 10, 2014, in nearby Troutdale. A gunman killed a student at the high school east of Portland Tuesday and the shooter is also dead, police said. (AP Photo/Greg Wahl-Stephens)
A family embraces as students arrived at the Fred Meyer grocery store parking lot in Wood Village, Ore., after a shooting at Reynolds High School Tuesday, June 10, 2014, in nearby Troutdale. A gunman killed a student at the high school east of Portland Tuesday and the shooter is also dead, police said. (AP Photo/Greg Wahl-Stephens)
Parents wait at the Fred Meyer grocery store parking lot in Wood Village, Ore., to be reunited with students after a shooting at Reynolds High School Tuesday, June 10, 2014, in nearby Troutdale. A gunman killed a student at the high school east of Portland Tuesday and the shooter is also dead, police said. (AP Photo/Greg Wahl-Stephens)
A family embraces after students arrived at the Fred Meyer grocery store parking lot in Wood Village, Ore., after a shooting at Reynolds High School Tuesday, June 10, 2014, in nearby Troutdale. A gunman killed a student at the high school east of Portland Tuesday and the shooter is also dead, police said. (AP Photo/Greg Wahl-Stephens)
A family embraces after students arrived at the Fred Meyer grocery store parking lot in Wood Village, Ore., after a shooting at Reynolds High School Tuesday, June 10, 2014, in nearby Troutdale. A gunman killed a student at the high school east of Portland Tuesday and the shooter is also dead, police said. (AP Photo/Greg Wahl-Stephens)
Parents wait at the Fred Meyer grocery store parking lot in Wood Village, Ore., to be reunited with students after a shooting at Reynolds High School Tuesday, June 10, 2014, in nearby Troutdale. A gunman killed a student at the high school east of Portland Tuesday and the shooter is also dead, police said. (AP Photo/Greg Wahl-Stephens)
Parents wait at the Fred Meyer grocery store parking lot in Wood Village, Ore., to be reunited with students after a shooting at Reynolds High School Tuesday, June 10, 2014, in nearby Troutdale. A gunman killed a student at the high school east of Portland Tuesday and the shooter is also dead, police said. (AP Photo/Greg Wahl-Stephens)
Parents wait at the Fred Meyer grocery store parking lot in Wood Village, Ore., to be reunited with students after a shooting at Reynolds High School Tuesday, June 10, 2014, in nearby Troutdale. A gunman killed a student at the high school east of Portland Tuesday and the shooter is also dead, police said. (AP Photo/Greg Wahl-Stephens)
TROUTDALE, OR - JUNE 10: Parents of Reynolds High School students console one another in a nearby parking lot after word of a school shooting June 10, 2014 in Troutdale, Oregon. Authorities said one student was fatally shot and the gunman was found dead at an Oregon high school (Photo by Natalie Behring/Getty Images)
TROUTDALE, OR - JUNE 10: Parents of Reynolds High School students react as they wait to be reunited with their children after a school shooting June 10, 2014 in Troutdale, Oregon. Authorities said one student was fatally shot and the gunman was found dead at an Oregon high school. (Photo by Natalie Behring/Getty Images)
TROUTDALE, OR - JUNE 10: Parents of Reynolds High School students wait to be reunited with their children after a school shooting June 10, 2014 in Troutdale, Oregon. Authorities said one student was fatally shot and the gunman was found dead at an Oregon high school. (Photo by Natalie Behring/Getty Images)
TROUTDALE, OR - JUNE 10: Parents of Reynolds High School students react as they wait to be reunited with their children after a school shooting June 10, 2014 in Troutdale, Oregon. Authorities said one student was fatally shot and the gunman was found dead at an Oregon high school. (Photo by Natalie Behring/Getty Images)
TROUTDALE, OR - JUNE 10: A family reacts as they await the arrival of Reynolds High School student after a shooting at her school June 10, 2014 in Troutdale, Oregon. Authorities said one student was fatally shot and the gunman was found dead at an Oregon high school. (Photo by Natalie Behring/Getty Images)
TROUTDALE, OR - JUNE 10: Friends, family and well-wishers hold candles for Emilio Hoffman, the victim of today's school shooting at a vigil on June 10, 2014 in Troutdale, Oregon. A gunman walked into Reynolds High School with a rifle and shot 14 year old Hoffman to death on Tuesday, in what is the the third outbreak of gun violence in a U.S. school in less than three weeks. (Photo by Natalie Behring/Getty Images)
TROUTDALE, OR - JUNE 10: A student holds a candle for Emilio Hoffman the victim of today's school shooting at a vigil on June 10, 2014 in Troutdale, Oregon. A gunman walked into Reynolds High School with a rifle and shot 14 year old Hoffman to death on Tuesday, in what is the the third outbreak of gun violence in a U.S. school in less than three weeks. (Photo by Natalie Behring/Getty Images)
GRESHAM, OR - JUNE 10: A students' car bears the message to 'Pray fro Reynolds 1999-2014' as its parked near a church holding a vigil to pray for the victims of today's school shooting June 10, 2014 in Gresham, Oregon. A gunman walked into Reynolds High School with a rifle and shot one student to death on Tuesday, in what is the the third outbreak of gun violence in a U.S. school in less than three weeks. (Photo by Natalie Behring/Getty Images)
GRESHAM, OR - JUNE 10: A students' car bears the message to 'RIP Emilio Hoffman' as its parked near a church holding a vigil to pray for the victims of today's school shooting June 10, 2014 in Gresham, Oregon. A gunman walked into Reynolds High School with a rifle and shot one student to death on Tuesday, in what is the the third outbreak of gun violence in a U.S. school in less than three weeks. Emilio Hoffman is the 14-year old student who was shot to death. (Photo by Natalie Behring/Getty Images)
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BY GOSIA WOZNIACKA

TROUTDALE, Ore. (AP) -- A 15-year-old gunman who killed a student at an Oregon high school had an assault rifle, handgun and several magazines of ammunition hidden in a guitar case and duffel bag when he rode a school bus to the campus, police said Wednesday.

The attacker, Jared Michael Padgett, a freshman at Reynolds High School in Troutdale, entered a boys locker room on Tuesday at a gymnasium, where he "murdered a fellow student," police Chief Scott Anderson said.

He also wounded a teacher who managed to make his way to an office and alert officials, Anderson said, adding that the action by teacher Todd Rispler and responding officers likely saved numerous lives on the campus.

Troutdale, Oreg. Police Identify High School Shooter

The shooter later encountered officers in a hallway. After a brief exchange of gunfire, he fled into a restroom and was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, police said.

Anderson said no link had been found between the shooter and Emilio Hoffman, the 14-year-old student who was killed. No motive was disclosed.

"The shooter obtained the weapons from his family home," Anderson said. "The weapons had been secured, but he defeated the security measures."

Padgett fired an AR-15-type rifle and carried a semi-automatic handgun, large knife and nine loaded ammunition magazines capable of holding several hundred rounds, Anderson said. The attacker was wearing a camouflage helmet and ammo vest.

The shooting occurred in a gym detached from the main school building.

In the aftermath, the governor called the violence senseless, the Troutdale mayor praised the police response, and the school district superintendent said she had once hoped she could get through her career without a school shooting.

Hoffman was the only teenage boy in his house, said Savannah Venegas, who dated him a year ago, "so (his mother) was very protective of him."

"He was such a good kid, a quiet kid," Venegas said. "He didn't stir up trouble. Just a down-to-earth guy."

Perhaps no school district better reflects the changing face of Oregon than the one in Troutdale. It's not in the posh suburbs or the inner city.

The school draws from a diverse group, including residents of Portland and agricultural families from the Columbia Gorge.

"This is a tragedy that affects our whole community," Anderson said. "This is not supposed to happen in any school, or to any child."

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Associated Press writer Steven DuBois in Portland contributed to this report.

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