‘Credible threat’ evacuates campus in Medford

Photo of the Medford campus as seen on June 15, 2017. (Rogue Community College website)
Photo of the Medford campus as seen on June 15, 2017. (Rogue Community College website)

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — Officials evacuated the Medford branch of Rogue Community College because of a threat against a faculty member.

College spokesman Grant Walker tells the Mail Tribune the employee received a “credible written threat” early Thursday afternoon.

School officials closed the campus for the rest of the day as a precaution.

The threat mentioned the 2015 massacre at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, when a 26-year-old gunman fatally shot nine people before killing himself.