On Monday, March 19, 2012 at approximately 11:40 p.m. the office of safety and security was notified that an armed man was being pursued on US 41 by police. A campus lock-down notice was sent through the IP Phone system at 11:42 p.m. However, before the Text Alert Messaging System could be activated, the man was apprehended by police at US 41 and Walnut Street. Unfortunately, the IP phone system failed to deliver the “All Clear” notice.
The University conveys emergency messages through the IP Phone system and the Text Alert Messaging System. You can enroll in the Text Alert Messaging System by logging on to Webadvisor. If you have changed cell phone carriers but maintained the same phone number, you must reenroll in the program. These are the two primary forms of communication utilized by the University during a potential emergency. These systems will never be used for an “emergency drill” unless the campus is notified previously, or it is clearly stated in the text of the message.