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1 death reported in Oregon high school shooting

Victims injured from the shooting   

25 wounded, student in custody

May 21, 1998
Web posted at: 12:56 p.m. EDT (1656 GMT)

SPRINGFIELD, Oregon (CNN) -- A male student armed with a rifle and handgun was taken into custody on Thursday after shots were fired in an Oregon high school cafeteria, officials said. At least one person was reported killed and up to 25 others were wounded in the attack, which occurred about 8 a.m. Four of the wounded were described as having life-threatening injuries.

It was not immediately known if the shooting victims were students or teachers at Thurston High School in Springfield, which has about 1,700 students.

There was an unconfirmed report that the shooter was a student who was expelled from the school on Wednesday.

Tracy Berry of KKNU radio talks about the chaotic situation at the school Berry also reported that roads to the school were jammed with traffic
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Springfield, a town of 50,000 people near Eugene, Oregon, is about 110 miles south of Portland.

Emergency vehicles were being hampered by worried parents who blocked roads with their vehicles as they rushed to the high school.

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