In the immediate aftermath of the Oregon school shooting, Chelsea Cooper turned to social media to express concern for her brother.
“Praying for everyone at Reynolds!” she posted on Facebook. “My little brother is still there & I’m freakin out! I hate being states away :-( So stressful!.”
Her brother, Jared Padgett, 15, was a freshman at Reynolds High School in Troutdale. Cooper’s fears about her brother were realized, but likely not in the way she imagined.
Padgett was the shooter who killed another student and apparently took his own life, police said.
Police found the teen’s body in a restroom, law enforcement officials said.