USU tests campus emergency alert system

LOGAN, Utah (AP) — Utah State University officials tested a campus-wide emergency alert system, by sending voice, text and e-mail alerts to students and staff. The test took place at 9 a.m. this morning. USU emergency manager Judy Crockett says the system has been in place since November 2008. It’s designed to transmit information about fires, snow closures, evacuations or threats to personal safety as quickly as possible. Crockett says the system was created in response to shootings on the Virginia Tech campus in 2007 that left 32 people and the gunman dead. Aside from two annual system tests, USU has not used the emergency system. Crockett says all USU students, faculty and staff should sign up for the alerts.

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