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  • Today in the News: Oregon shooter ID’d; no motive known

  • Jared Padgett was identified today as the teen who shot and killed another student at a high school near Portland, Oregon. Padgett, 15, carried an AR-15 type rifle, a semi-automatic handgun and nine loaded magazines into school in a guitar case and duffel bag, police said. No motive is known for the shooting that killed 14-year-old Emilio Hoffman.
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    Jared Padgett was identified today as the teen who shot and killed another student at a high school near Portland, Oregon. Padgett, 15, carried an AR-15 type rifle, a semi-automatic handgun and nine loaded magazines into school in a guitar case and duffel bag, police said. No motive is known for the shooting that killed 14-year-old Emilio Hoffman.
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