Her story was pretty crazy. There were only two of them working in PR, and one couldn’t leave the office because the phone wouldn’t stop ringing (not as many cell phones in those days). His only source of info for what was happening: the TV on his desk tuned to CNN. So CNN told him what was going on a couple of floors below him. Later, they had to deal with reporters claiming to be relatives or dressing as hospital personnel, all of them looking for an exclusive. I’ve heard stories of reporters getting into gowns and pushing an IV pole ahead of them, all in the quest for a story.
It sounds like Kip killed his parents so that they wouldn’t learn he had been expelled. He didn’t do well at school, he had few friends, and he hated being smaller than the other boys.
Here's an an article in the Oregonian about a substitute teacher's first day at work - at Thurston High, 10 years ago.