Tyler Junior College will join community colleges across the country in observance of a national moment of silence 1 p.m. Thursday (local time), to remember the shooting victims in last week’s tragedy at Umpqua Community College in Oregon.

 

TJC students, faculty and staff are asked to pause wherever they are at 1 p.m. Thursday and take a moment to observe silently.

Community members hold a candlelight vigil during a memorial service called 'Prayers for Roseburg,' which is organized in response to the recent Umpqua Community College mass shootings, at Riverbend Park in Winston, Ore., on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015. (Marcus Yam/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
Community members hold a candlelight vigil during a memorial service called ‘Prayers for Roseburg,’ which is organized in response to the recent Umpqua Community College mass shootings, at Riverbend Park in Winston, Ore., on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015. (Marcus Yam/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

 

The event was requested by Dr. Walter Bumphus, president of the American Association of Community Colleges.

 

“As a show of solidarity and support for our friends and colleagues who are working tirelessly to pick up the pieces on the UCC campus, please encourage your students, staff and faculty to participate in these efforts,” Bumphus said in an email to community colleges on Tuesday.

 

“Let’s show Umpqua that we all stand with them as they begin the process of healing their campus community.”

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