Jayson Jacoby
The Baker City Herald

Deon Strommer, a former Baker City resident, is serving as media spokesman for the family of Jared Michael Padgett, the 15-year-old Troutdale boy who fatally shot a classmate at Reynolds High School last week and then killed himself.

The Oregonian quoted Strommer in a story about Padgett's funeral, which took place Monday.

A videotaped interview with Strommer was posted on the newspaper's website, www.oregonlive.com.

Strommer and his wife, Amy, still own property in Baker County, including the Subway restaurant in Baker City.