It has been reported that authorities are responded to an active shooter situation at Oregon’s Umpqua Community College. Reports say as many as 10 people have been killed and 20 people injured.
“We arrived to find multiple patients in multiple classrooms. Law enforcement was on scene and had the shooter neutralized,” Douglas County Fire Marshal Ray Shoufler
Umpqua campus is in the North Umpqua River Valley, the school prides itself on a “a peaceful, safe atmosphere, and year-round recreational activities,” according to its website.
It’s not a traditional institution of higher learning, as the average age of its 13,600 students was 38 during the 2013-2014 school year. Only 740 of those were full time, 2,437 were part time and more than 10,000 fell under the umbrella of “community education.”
It first began teaching classes out of rented facilities in 1961. Elton and Ruth Jackson donated 98.5 acres to house the campus in 1965.