WINCHESTER, Ore. (AP) – Officials at Umpqua Community College, where a gunman in October killed nine before turning the gun on himself, say a memorial is being planned for the victims.
UCC Interim President Walter Nolte told the UCC Board of Trustees on Wednesday the memorial will be built in front of the Pacific Power office in Green, just south of Roseburg. A huge flag pole, which will be visible from Interstate 5, will also be erected.
Officials said Pacific Power has already cut down the trees and the company is waiting on one more permit before it begins construction. Other businesses located near Pacific Power will also help with the memorial.
The News-Review also reports UCC Strong, a fund created after the shooting, has raised $1.3 million with United Way. It distributed over $400,000 so far to families of the deceased and to injured students.