Another southern Oregon community college was the scene of drama on Monday morning as Rogue River Community College evacuated all of its campuses after reports of armed people and a bomb threat at the Grants Pass location. Rouge River is about an hour south of Roseburg, home of last week’s deadly school shooting.
The Oregonian newspaper reports:
A college spokesman said officials received a threat around 10 a.m., targeting the college’s Redwood campus, an 80-acre, wooded complex on the outskirts of Grants Pass. The college then activated its emergency-alert system, informing students and employees of the threat. The alert was followed by a message on Twitter, asking everyone to evacuate.
Shortly afterward, Rogue River officials sent out an evacuation notice for the Riverside campus, which spans four blocks in downtown Medford, and for the Table Rock campus in White City.
Officials with the Oregon State Police say they have launched a criminal investigation into the incident.