TROUTDALE, Ore. The father of the Reynolds High School shooting suspect said he was deeply confused and shocked when he learned about the tragedy and that his family never condoned violence.
On Tuesday, Jared Padgett entered Reynolds High School armed with an AR-15 type rifle, a semi-automatic handgun, ammunition and a large knife.
He allegedly killed freshman Emilio Hoffman and injured a teacher before turning a gun on himself.
A law enforcement source said Padgett wrote in his journal that he planned to kill his classmates, who he called sinners.
In a statement Saturday, Jared s father said he was shocked by his son s alleged actions and is deeply sorrowful for Hoffman s family as well as the loss of his oldest son.
I, Michael Padgett and my ex-wife Kristina, are grieved in our hearts for the tragic event that involved our beloved son Jared at Reynolds High School, he said.
Padgett said he grieved for Hoffman s family s loss and he shared their pain, heartache, and grief, for the loss of their oldest son and brother of the family.
Padgett, who attended the Gresham Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, said he never condoned violence or hatred toward anyone.
The values we have taught our children are love in Jesus Christ, compassion, forgiveness, and patient, he said.
According to police, Jared took the guns he used to shoot Hoffman from his family's home, where they had been locked up.
A public service for victim Emilio Hoffman was set for June 22.
Padgett's family said a funeral was scheduled for Jared on June 16.