(NBC News) Students returned to campus for the first time Monday, after the tragic shooting massacre at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon.
Sharing a message of strength and hope, hundreds or residents lined the road back to the community college, holding banners and signs and lending support in any way possible.
The campus its self had a stepped-up police presence, along with numerous counselors and volunteers eager to help.
“There is still a lot of healing that needs to happen. The students that I met and talked to need a lot of support and they need a lot of love,” said Oregon Governor Kate Brown, who was on campus for the event.
College administrators say support teams will remain on campus, as residents pledge to do whatever it takes to help put their community back together.