At 11:30 this morning, the Lower Columbia College Campus Christian Club will be holding a “time of prayer” for the students and faculty at Umpqua Community College, as that community deals with the aftermath of yesterday’s mass shooting, and event that left ten dead and seven wounded. This gathering is being held in Room 119 of the Main Building at LCC, and the community is invited to participate.
The faulty, students and staff at LCC are sending their empathy, their prayers and support to the victims of the mass shooting and the Roseburg community as a whole, while also reviewing their own security procedures. Vice President Nolan Wheeler issued a statement yesterday, saying that “We are deeply saddened” by the events at UCC. In addition to a close examination of campus security and safety procedures, Wheeler also says that the college has a Behavioral Intervention Team in place, working to provide a “proactive approach to distressed student behavior,” using an interactive information-sharing system to identify and engage students who might be showing patterns of behavior that show a possible risk or threat. Wheeler says that they’re reviewing the college’s policies regarding possible threats, also asking staff to review videos and other procedures regarding active shooters. Additional detailed training is planned, and an active shooter training session for local law enforcement is being set up for early next year.