Threat Shuts Down Rogue Community College

Oct 5, 2015

All three campuses of Rogue Community College in Jackson and Josephine Counties were evacuated Monday morning after an anonymous bomb threat.

Jenny Hall, Emergency Manager for Josephine County, says Grants Pass Police received the call and passed the information on to the college as well as the Josephine County Sheriff’s Department.

"The Sheriff’s Office immediately responded," Hall said. "The Sheriff’s Office began an investigation and worked with Rogue Community College officials to evacuate the campus."

The college used its notification system to alert students and staff of the threat. Evacuation was ordered not only of the campus in Grants Pass, but the campuses in Medford and White City, as well. Responders launched a search of the Redwood RCC campus in Grant Pass, where the threat was directed.

College officials say 18,000 students and staff were affected.  

Evening classes and events have been canceled, but classes are scheduled to be held as usual Tuesday.