There were tears and cheers when Umpqua Community College students returned to classes for the first time.
ROSEBURG, Ore.––Following the Oct. 1 killing of eight students and one professor at Umpqua Community College, the Strength for Service team sent 200 books of Strength for Service to God and Community to first responders.
The books were sent at the request of Roseburg Police Chaplain Tom Pohlman following his debriefing of 70 first responders and 10 ambulance drivers.
Police officers responding to the incident engaged the shooter, Christopher Harper-Mercer, a 26-year-old student enrolled at the school. After being wounded, the gunman killed himself. Ambulance drivers rushed nine wounded students to nearby hospitals.