VCU’s Emergency Warning Sirens

Today at 12 PM EST. The VCU Emergency Warning Sirens will be sounded. This is just a test not a real emergency. Along with the sirens, text messages to student’s cell phones, display units and computer warnings will all go off.

Why does VCU see this as an important step to take? This past spring Virginia Tech was under attack by a student with an automatic gun. So many schools implemented emergency notification systems.

I am not looking forward to hearing the sirens and seeing people confused (even though they announced it for weeks).

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One Response

  1. I don’t think an alert system is the most effective way of curtailing an emergency. It is good to have, but on a highly populated urban campus, cutting crime in the community is more important.
    http://megasonic.wordpress.com/2008/09/03/school-safety/

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