City & state leaders react to Reynolds shooting


by KGW Staff

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Posted on June 10, 2014 at 2:22 PM

Updated Tuesday, Jun 10 at 8:51 PM

Gov. John Kitzhaber

"My heart is heavy after learning of this morning's tragic events at Reynolds High School," Governor Kitzhaber said. "Today Oregon hurts as we try to make sense of a senseless act of violence. Please keep students, staff, the extended Reynolds community and first responders in your thoughts and prayers.

Portland Mayor Charlie Hales

“There are no words to fully express our sorrow over the shooting at Reynolds High School. We want the students, the parents and the educators – in fact, the whole community – to know that they are in our hearts and our prayers today.”

U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley

“This is horrible and tragic news for our community and all of Oregon. This situation is every parent's worst nightmare. I am deeply grateful to our law enforcement and first responders for arriving on the scene quickly and for working to safely reunite students with their families. My thoughts and prayers are with the family of the victim, all the students, teachers and parents at Reynolds High School, and the Troutdale community.”  

U.S. Rep Susan Bonamici

“My deepest condolences go out to the Reynolds High School community and the families affected by this tragic shooting. It’s the second time in less than a week that our community has lost a student to gun violence in a school. This has to end.

“As these deadly events increase in frequency, it is unconscionable for us to sit by and do nothing. Expanded background checks and expanded access to mental health care could help prevent these terrifying incidents. I call on my colleagues in Congress to act. Our children should be able to go to school without fearing for their lives.”