Oregon community college campus reopens after mass shooting

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ROSEBURG, Ore. -- A community college in Oregon will reopen today just days after nine people were shot and killed last week on campus.

Faculty and staff report this morning, then students this afternoon when counselors will be available to them.

Classes won't start for another week at Umpqua Community College.

The school's interim president says the goal is to take care of students in a comfortable setting.

Residents of the small community of Roseburg are showing their support for students.

Hundreds of them attended weekend vigils.

Many churches are keeping their doors open-- welcoming those of all denominations.

Thursday morning, gunman Christopher Harper-Mercer walked into an English class where he shot and killed nine people including the teacher.

Harper-Mercer killed himself as police closed in on him.

Investigators have revealed the names of those killed-- victims ranging in age from 18 to 67-years-old.

They confiscated 13 guns connected to Harper-Mercer that were all purchased legally.

They've learned he was an Army drop-out who was discharged just weeks into basic training.

His social media profile indicates a fascination with mass shooters.

One student says the gunman spared his life and handed him an envelope to give to police.

A law enforcement source tells the Associated Press that investigators recovered several pages of what appear to be Harper-Mercer's writings.

Investigators have yet to name a possible motive.


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