PeaceHealth North Lockdown Update

PeaceHealth administration is keeping its campus on lockdown today (September 18) including PeaceHealth North. Security guards will circulate throughout the campus and may stop people at building entries.

PeaceHealth administration is keeping its campus on lockdown today (September 18) including PeaceHealth North. Security guards will circulate throughout the campus and may stop people at building entries.

UO employees will be allowed to enter with UO ID. PeaceHealth has asked UO visitors without UO ID to access PeaceHealth North through the emergency department or the parking structure.

PeaceHealth security and local police know the man they are looking for. The security measures on the PeaceHealth campus continue to be a choice to exercise caution by PeaceHealth administration, rather than at the direction of law enforcement. As always, employees and visitors are asked to be aware of their surroundings and report any suspicious activity.

Updates will be provided as they are received from PeaceHealth.

 

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PeaceHealth North LockDown

September 17, 2019 – 12:00 pm

PeaceHealth administration has placed the PeaceHealth North building in lockdown, after a man made a general threat about the University District hospital. Police are seeking the man, who is not known to have weapons but is known for past agitated behavior at the hospital. Police did not advise the lockdown, hospital administration elected to do so as a precautionary measure.

 

UOPD has placed a community service officer at PeaceHealth North to look after UO employees at the location; employees at PeaceHealth North may exit and re-enter the building with proper identification. As always, police encourage employees to be aware of their surroundings and report any suspicious activity.

Emergency Notification System Testing

September 10, 2019

A new emergency notification system is being tested at the EMU today until approximately 5:30. These are just tests. The emergency notification system will not be activated immediately. The system is being tested as part of its installation. More information will be provided to campus when the system is moved into operations.

Low Flying Plane Tuesday, July 23rd

Monday, July 22nd, 2019 – 12:26 pm

A plane will be flying over campus Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019 between 1:00 and 2:30 pm to capture photos of campus construction sites. The plane may fly low and make several passes over campus. This is a scheduled event.

Medical call at Global Scholars Hall 2019-05-16

University of Oregon Police and Eugene Springfield Fire/EMS responded to Global Scholars Hall for a single individual medical emergency, around 10:30 a.m. on May 16, 2019. The person was transported to PeaceHealth Riverbend Hospital.

An instructor in a front classroom at GSH had students leave the building when police and fire arrived, but there was no formal evacuation of the hall by police, fire, or University Housing. The residence hall is safe and secure. The family of the person with the medical emergency has been notified.

UO Urgent Info: threat rumor update; message from family

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There is no current, credible threat to the University of Oregon. The following message is being shared by the UO on May 13 at the request of the family of the person who recent rumors have said intended harm to campus. The rumors spread on social media are UNTRUE and the family has asked for the opportunity to clear this up; the names of the family and individual are not shared for obvious privacy reasons. This statement is also posted on the UO Alerts page.

We are the family members of the person who, during a mental health crisis, made posts on a Facebook page that some people found worrying or threatening.

These posts never threatened violence to the UO or any person, but showed the strained state our family member was in. Other people somehow pulled from this that our family member was threatening violence to the campus and then shared that with each other on social media, and that went viral.

We want the community to know that our family member is not a threat, and is in the hospital under secure care this week and our family member will leave the state and come home with us after leaving the hospital. Our family member has no guns, no history of violence. Our family member is a person having a mental health crisis and receiving needed care. Our family member only has wanted to do good in the world, but in this state, the words used on Facebook to express fragmented thoughts were unusual.

We are sorry that this has resulted in worry or fear for people at the school our family member loves. We hope that you will understand that our family member is not a threat and to please respect our family’s need to take care of one another at this time.

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A reminder from law enforcement: If people ever have information about actual threats of violence they should call 9-1-1, or contact police at non-emergency numbers: UOPD 541-346-2919; Eugene Police 541-682-5111.

UO Urgent Info: threat rumor update; message from family

There is no current, credible threat to the University of Oregon. The following message is being shared by the UO on May 13 at the request of the family of the person who recent rumors have said intended harm to campus. The rumors spread on social media are UNTRUE and the family has asked for the opportunity to clear this up; the names of the family and individual are not shared for obvious privacy reasons. This statement is also posted on the UO Alerts page.

We are the family members of the person who, during a mental health crisis, made posts on a Facebook page that some people found worrying or threatening.

These posts never threatened violence to the UO or any person, but showed the strained state our family member was in. Other people somehow pulled from this that our family member was threatening violence to the campus and then shared that with each other on social media, and that went viral.

We want the community to know that our family member is not a threat, and is in the hospital under secure care this week and our family member will leave the state and come home with us after leaving the hospital. Our family member has no guns, no history of violence. Our family member is a person having a mental health crisis and receiving needed care. Our family member only has wanted to do good in the world, but in this state, the words used on Facebook to express fragmented thoughts were unusual.

We are sorry that this has resulted in worry or fear for people at the school our family member loves. We hope that you will understand that our family member is not a threat and to please respect our family’s need to take care of one another at this time.

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A reminder from law enforcement: If people ever have information about actual threats of violence they should call 9-1-1, or contact police at non-emergency numbers: UOPD 541-346-2919; Eugene Police 541-682-5111.

UO Urgent Info: threat rumors untrue

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Social media posts warning about a threat of violence at the University of Oregon are not accurate.

Police have been investigating, and there are no current credible threats to the UO. Campus will be operating normally.

UO Police are aware of recent social media posts by a member of the UO community that caused some concern. Police contacted the individual and the person is voluntarily cooperating with police and local partners. Police do not consider the person a threat currently and are doing everything legally possible to address the situation. Privacy laws prevent police from sharing more information.

Information shared by others on social media since Saturday, May 11 is not accurate. The original posts of concern did not threaten the campus, or threaten shooting.

Police would like to remind all members of the community to immediately and directly share information or concerns with law enforcement about possible self-harm or harm to the community. Do not simply share on social media, and do not share unfounded information. Police and UO leadership appreciate those who have shared information directly. All campus community members are encouraged “if you see something, say something!”

If people ever have information about actual threats of violence they should call 9-1-1, or contact police at non-emergency numbers: UOPD 541-346-2919; Eugene Police 541-682-5111.

Updates if available or necessary will be posted to the UO Alerts page.

Eugene Police add information on shooting

Eugene Police on May 5 released the name of the victim of a fatal shooting in a University of Oregon-owned parking lot at Kincaid Street and 14th Avenue: Alex Oyombe Gradin, 21 of Eugene, was a student at Lane Community College.

Police are also asking to hear from any ride-hailing services with car-mounted video or other witness information, that might have been in the area around the time of the shooting, about 1:44 a.m. on May 4. Call Eugene Police non-emergency at 541-682-5111.