Shooting at Springwater Trail High School in Gresham

KATU is reporting shots fired into Springwater Trail High School in Gresham around 2:30pm. No students were shot, but some were injured by flying glass. Suspect is in custody. If you have any information, leave it in the comments. We’ll update if more information comes in.

11 Comments so far

  1. Nate b (unregistered) on April 10th, 2007 @ 11:06 pm

    I go to the school


  2. Aaron B. Hockley (unregistered) on April 11th, 2007 @ 7:19 am

    Color me mildly amused that the previous commenter on this topic left a URL indicating his name on MySpace is “stonecoldkiller”


  3. Samantha K (unregistered) on April 11th, 2007 @ 8:21 am

    I went to school there last year. I love everyone in the school an I hate the thought that one of them could have been hurt. I heard on the news today that The boy who shot the gun was Chad a freshman at the school. Does anyone know yet WHY he shot the school….I really want to know.


  4. Zella (unregistered) on April 11th, 2007 @ 12:52 pm

    I went there also. It’s kinda scary that someone would do that to STHS. I mean, I know the school had it’s problems, but the teachers there were the best I’ve even had, elementary through college.
    Any reason for the freshman to do it?


  5. kia (unregistered) on April 11th, 2007 @ 1:18 pm

    he did it becuse he was having troble at home
    his stepdad hated him and was an a** to him and his mom wouldnt let him move in with his dad
    chads dad told him that if his mom would let him leave the school then he could come and live with him
    but his mom told him that the only way he could leave that school is if he got kicked out
    he went around the school on monday asking kids how much troble would he get in if he would ever do that
    they told him that he would just get suspended so on tuesday he came to school early and hid the gun in the bushes next to the school
    he told violet H. that he put it there and yeat she still didnt tell anyone
    during lunch he waited for everyone to go inside then he went over to the bushes and got the gun
    some people are saying that he was tying to hit mr.lurie and loomis
    but missed
    but apparently he told students that he was just trying to scare people so he could get kicked out and go live with his dad
    after he shot twice he ran home
    mr.bentz says that he felt so bad about it that when he got home he told his mom what he did and asked her to call the police
    even tho he did a really really horrible thing I still do not think he should be tried as an adult hes just a sad kid with a bad life
    he proble needs to go to juvie and spend a few years there or maybe even a mental instatute and get the help that he despriatly needs


  6. Amber Bentz (unregistered) on April 12th, 2007 @ 9:44 pm

    I graduated from the school in 03 and my dad is the princable now. It brings alot of hurt to our family and our friends. I am glad people did not get hurt bad. I will pray for everyone. and dont give up in school. I love everyone.


  7. Sarah Fisk (unregistered) on April 12th, 2007 @ 10:22 pm

    I am also one who is currently attending STHS for the second year. I never thought this would ever happen in such a small school. Chad was actually kinda one of my freshman friends there and he is so nice. im still shocked that one of my friends, Chad nonetheless, would do this. im still scared even 2 days later. im going to be scared for a long time and im still going to cry every time i go into those rooms and still be upset about the whole thing.


  8. Chirs McDOnell (unregistered) on April 12th, 2007 @ 10:34 pm

    yeah, umm amber bentz, if ur dad is the principal of a high school learn to spell “principal”


  9. Brian S. (unregistered) on April 13th, 2007 @ 12:05 pm

    yeah i think that it’s sad that he did it… but i still want him to get every year possible. i go to the school and im even here right now. Even Though I never knew him or talked to him i dont think that he should get off with mental issuses. Im a senior at SpringWater Trial and i have Grown close not only to the other students and staff but also to the school it self, and he shoot at the school that i love.

    God Love The Fact That No One Got Hurt


  10. Chelsea (unregistered) on April 14th, 2007 @ 8:48 pm

    i think we all just need to focuss on the present and not dwell in the past.
    chad was going through some tough times and we all need to count our blessings and be thankfull we all made it.
    i got to school there and each and every day i think about it.its amazing to me how things like this put your life into perspective.i am truely amazed.i am proud of the way so many of my class mated handled this.we all just need to be there for eachother.
    I LOVE YOU ALL.


  11. divebarwife (unregistered) on April 16th, 2007 @ 11:43 am

    Do they not teach proper use of capitalization in schools anymore?



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