Umpqua Community College classes resume

Roseburg, Ore.– 10.05 UCC REOPENSStudents and staff at Umpqua Community College return to classes Monday, more than a week after a shooting left eight students and one teacher dead.

The Roseburg community continues their healing process as memorials take place for the victims. A vigil was held Sunday night to remember a pair of students killed in the attack.

Many UCC students came to get support before going back to campus Monday morning. And as students make their way back to campus, people are planning to stand on the side of the road to show their support. UCC officials say it’s likely Oregon’s Governor Kate Brown will be among them.

Interim President Rita Cavin issued a statement Friday saying in part, “Even as the faculty and staff have grieved for our Umpqua nine they have been working together this week to prepare for classes to resume Monday. We are all so eager to return to teaching our students. Our students are eager to return to their studies. Our lives have been forever changed but our spirit is strong. On behalf of the whole UCC community, I want to thank everyone who has been supporting us through this difficult time.”

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