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Local Community Responds To The Tragic Shooting At UCC In Oregon

The US has become far too accustomed to mass shootings, particularly at schools, a fact we were once again reminded of on Thursday following reports of an active shooter situation at Umpqua Community College (UCC) in Roseburg, Oregon.

It's not yet clear how many were killed or wounded, but some preliminary reports claim up to 10 are dead, while others say 15. Regardless of the exact count, any loss of life is tragic.



The local community and presumed students at UCC immediately reacted to the shooting on Twitter.

An alleged UCC student's father called them and told them to get off campus shortly before the shooting.










This person's mother seems to have been at the shooting, but is fortunately OK.




A young man who said he has friends at UCC struggled to hold back his emotions.



An alleged UCC student who didn't have class today expressed his sadness over the shooting.




This all goes to show shootings like this have a reverberating impact on the surrounding community. As the mainstream media moves on to other matters in the days to come, the people there will continue to feel the pain and anguish of this tragedy.

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John Haltiwanger is the Senior Politics Writer at Elite Daily. He was born and raised in DC. John earned an MSc in International Relations from the Univ. Of Glasgow and a BA in History from St. Mary's College of MD. He loves life, and burritos.
John Haltiwanger is the Senior Politics Writer at Elite Daily. He was born and raised in DC. John earned an MSc in International Relations from the Univ. Of Glasgow and a BA in History from St. Mary's College of MD. He loves life, and burritos.

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