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Bomb threat forces evacuation of Rogue Community College

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A bomb threat forced evacuations at multiple Rogue Community College campus locations Monday.

According the a report from the Medford Police Department, the Josephine County Sheriff's Office contacted the  Emergency Communications of Southern Oregon just before 10:00 a.m. Monday.

Officers were first notified of the threat via a Grants Pass non-emergency line, when a caller warned of a potential gunman coming to campus and of explosives placed all over the campus.

The Grants Pass school posted several messages on its Facebook page Monday morning advising people to evacuate all campuses immediately due to the threat. Rogue Community College has campuses in Grants Pass, Medford and White City. 

The latest MPD report noted that the caller was not specific about which campus was threatened.

MPD officers and school staff conducted a walk-through of the campus buildings but did not locate any suspicious devices.

Officers from the MPD, the Jackson County Sheriffs, Josephine County Sheriffs and the F.B.I. worked on the case.

Classes on all three campuses were canceled for the rest of the day Monday. 

Rogue Community College is 80 miles south of Umpqua Community College. The Umpqua Community College campus reopened Monday for the first time following last week's deadly mass shooting.

Classes are scheduled to resume at Umpqua Community College on Oct. 12.

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