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Threat Shuts Down Rogue Community College


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.

Liam Moriarty has been covering news in the Pacific Northwest for three decades. He served two stints as JPR News Director and retired full-time from JPR at the end of 2021. Liam now edits and curates the news on JPR's website and digital platforms.