ROSEBURG, Ore. — Monday marked three years since the mass shooting inside Snyder Hall at Umpqua Community College — a tragedy that took the lives of eight students and one teacher.
The flag flew at half-staff on the campus as UCC held a "Day of Remembrance" event.
Starting at 10 a.m. Monday, a private event for UCC staff and students, affected family members and the law enforcement community were set to take place on the UCC campus grounds. They also planned to hold a moment of silence at 10:38 a.m., marking the time shots were fired three years ago.
During the memorial ceremony Monday morning, people had the opportunity to listen to bagpipes and see a memorial presentation at the campus Welcome Center. Flowers and pictures with names of all the victims were on display there.
A separate gathering around the campus flag pole will remain open to the entire Roseburg community from sunrise to sunset.
Locally, Rogue Community College joined UCC in lowering their flags to half-staff in honor of the fallen.
On October 1, 2015, a deranged student gunman opened fire in UCC's English and writing classrooms, killing nine people and wounding eight more before being wounded by a police officer and turning the gun on himself. UCC still has web pages dedicated to each of the victims:
- Umpqua Community College Remembers Victims of 2015 Shooting
- Umpqua Diary
- Rogue Community College
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- Unsolved: Gregory Bowles (2015)
- Community Remembers Fallen Ashland Police Officer
- Hundreds gather to remember 12 victims of mass shooting in Virginia
- Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation Awards ACCESS $15,000 Grant
- Suspect in Grants Pass Umpqua Bank Robbery Arrested
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