ECU conducts test of emergency notification system - WNCT

ECU conducts test of emergency notification system

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GREENVILLE, N.C. -

Nobody wants a tragedy on a school campus like some we've seen recently.  
     
But if it happens, East Carolina University says it's prepared to do everything it can to keep students safe.

It's all about student safety, especially in the wake of recent shootings across the nation, like the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre three months ago and the fatal shooting of a Coastal Carolina College student last month.

ECU officials say rapid notification of emergencies is paramount to keeping students, faculty members, and visitors safe.
     
Today at noon, the university put out verbal message through 13 different loudspeakers on campus, on top of different buildings, to test out their notification system.
     
They also sent text messages, emails, and voicemails to every student and faculty member on the list.
     
They do this test every semester, and each time they look for ways to improve.

"We look for what the weaknesses are, and we talk to our campus community and those involved most closely with the system to see what we can do better," said Bill Koch, Environmental Health and Campus Safety.

ECU has nearly 30,000 students.

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