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Jared Michael Padgett arrived at his Oregon high school on the school bus, just like any other day. But no one knew as they saw the freshman toting his guitar case and a duffel bag that he was armed for a bloodbath.

Inside the case and bag was an AR 15-type rifle, a semi-automatic handgun, nine loaded magazines capable of carrying hundreds of rounds and a large knife. He wore a vest used to carry bullets and other items and a sporting helmet in a camouflage design.

"He entered the school through the boys locker room," Troutdale chief of police Scott Anderson said Wednesday during a press conference. The chief revealed more details about the shooting Tuesday at Reynolds High School in the Portland suburb of Troutdale that left a student and the gunman dead and injured a teacher.

Anderson said Jared arrived about 8 a.m. PT at the start of the school day and stalked the locker room for some time before he fatally shot Emilio Hoffman, 14, another freshman and rising soccer player.

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Anderson said Jared, 15, and Emilio did not know each other, leaving police unsure whether the shooter was targeting someone or had launched a random attack.

"He always talked about guns and sometimes got mad," student Kaylah Ensign said, adding that he could also be kind and respectful. "He helped kids, and I never would have thought he would do that."

Kaylah also knew Hoffman, calling him her best friend, and said that Jared and Emilio barely knew each other.

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Physical education teacher Todd Rispler, a former track coach and football star at the school, heard a commotion and confronted Jared, who shot him once in the hip. Rispler dragged himself to the main office where he notified the administration and initiated lockdown procedures, Anderson said.

Jared ran off down the main hallway of the school. Almost immediately, the teen saw officers begin to stream in to the school as he walked the hallway and exchanged gunfire with the officers. He ran into a school restroom where he shot himself in a bathroom stall, Anderson said.

The police chief did not provide details about Jared and he would not release a motive for the shooting. "It's too early" for that, he said.

Earl Milliron, a friend of the Padgett family, said Jared planned a career in the military and was devoted to his Mormon faith after being ordained as a deacon at age 12.

"I never suspected that he had serious problems, I refuse in my mind to believe that Jared Michael who did the shooting is the same Jared Michael I knew," said Milliron, 86, who has known the Padgett family for more than 25 years and belongs to the same church ward.

Jared's oldest brother had served in the military in Afghanistan and the teen was planning the same path, Milliron said. Jared was in the Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps program and was proud to wear his uniform to school on Fridays.

"I saw Jared at church every Sunday," he said. "He was very quiet, I never saw him angry, he was extremely even tempered, he was always at the best possible behavior."

Jared's mother and father are no longer together, Milliron said.

The teen lived with his father and several other siblings, said neighbor Anthony Williams, who lives across the street from the Padgetts.

"They were a pretty close family," Williams said. "We'd always see them together on Sunday mornings. We'd see them take off for church, and later on in the day they'd come back but they'd all pile in there together and take off."

Members of his church said he was quiet but full of love.

Jared got the guns, ammunition and knife from his home. Anderson said the weapons were all secured, but the teen found a way around the security. Anderson did not detail how.

"I cannot emphasize enough the role that Mr. Rispler and the responding officers played in saving many, many lives yesterday," Anderson said. "Given the weapons and amount of ammunition that the shooter was carrying, the early notification and the initial law enforcement response were critical."

Reynolds is the state's second-largest high school with 2,800 students.

The shooting was the 74th on a U.S. campus since the December 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., according to the American Federation of Teachers, the union representing staff at Reynolds High.

Contributing: Chris Williams, KGW-TV, Portland, Ore.; The Associated Press

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