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Was Campus Security An Issue During the Shooting?

Was Campus Security An Issue During the Shooting?

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Mary Richards, KSL NewsradioThe shooting and killing of a corrections officer on the University of Utah's campus has some wondering about campus security. But officials say this was different than the Virginia Tech scenario.

Students at the campus bookstore say they heard about what happened, but not in an official way from the school.

Junior Melanie Mansuy says since it happened on the upper campus and seemed different than the Virginia Tech or Trolley Square shootings, she wasn't worried about her own safety.

Chris Nelson, with the University Medical Center, says the campus wasn't locked down, but the hospital and clinics were. Nelson says, "The decision actually didn't need to be made to close down campus because by the time the decision would have been made, he was off campus by that point."

Nelson says the University Medical Center runs drills for these kinds of events; the University says it will look at what it can learn from this shooting.

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