Secret elves surprise family of Reynolds High School shooting victim Emilio Hoffman

Twas two nights before Christmas, when all through the house, not a creature was stirring.

And that was part of the plan.

While the family was away at dinner, a band of elves arrived. They brought presents – oh, boy, did they bring presents – that cast a holiday glow on a house touched by tragedy.

The split-level home in Troutdale is where the family of Emilio Hoffman resides. The gregarious 14-year-old died June 10 in a shooting at Reynolds High School when a 15-year-old classmate shot Hoffman, injured a teacher and then killed himself.