Reynolds HS graduation set for Thursday night; finals canceled
TROUTDALE, Ore. -- Reynolds High School seniors will graduate Thursday night, but the school canceled final exams in the wake of Tuesday's fatal school shooting.
In a statement late Wednesday, the school said students in grades 9-11 would be able to retrieve their belongings and turn in school property on Friday.
Seniors will graduate Thursday night at 7 p.m. at Memorial Coliseum.
The school will also hold a candlelight vigil on Tuesday night at 9 p.m. at the school's football field.
Police say the 15-year-old boy accused in Tuesday's shootings was armed with an assault rifle, handgun and knife that he took from a secured area at his family home.
Authorities say an autopsy confirms that Jared Michael Padgett died in a school bathroom of a self-inflicted gunshot wound after a brief exchange of gunfire with arriving officers.
The 14-year-old victim who died was identified as Emilio Hoffman. Wounded physical education teacher Todd Rispler managed to reach an office and warn administrators about the shooting.