1 Dead, 16 Hurt in H.S. Shooting
May. 21, 1998
SPRINGFIELD, Ore. (AP) _ A person with a rifle opened fire in a high school cafeteria today, killing at least one person and wounding up to 16 others.
Details were sketchy, but the person who began shooting in the Thurston High School cafeteria was taken into custody, Sgt. Gary Stewart said.
Rosemary Pryor, a spokeswoman for the city, told MSNBC that one person was killed and up to 16 were wounded. She didn't know if the victims were students or teachers.
Earlier, officers said there were two victims, and McKenzie-Willamette Hospital spokeswoman Kathleen Deacon said the emergency room was expecting at least five shooting victims. She said the hospital was on ``full disaster alert.''
Springfield is about 110 miles south of Portland.