- Associated Press - Thursday, January 22, 2015

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - An Oregon high school where a student fatally shot a classmate in June has conducted an abbreviated, and delayed, emergency drill.

Usually, lockdown drills are conducted as the school year begins at Reynold High School, where 15-year-old Jared Padgett shot 14-year-old Emilio Hoffman and, later, himself.

But spokeswoman Andrea Watson told The Oregonian (https://bit.ly/1E6kpck) that things were different for the first drill of this school year, in hopes of reducing stress: The drill lasted only three minutes, parents were notified last week it would be conducted, law enforcement officers weren’t scheduled to be on hand, and students were given the option of seeing counselors instead of participating.

In a statement Thursday, Watson said the modified drill was completed successfully, and henceforth the school plans to conduct drills as usual.

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