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E-mail Instructs U Students on Dealing with Gun Encounters

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Marc Giauque ReportingBack to school at the "U" may have more students thinking about security, in light of what happened at Virginia Tech last year and in light of an e-mail they'll be receiving.

The e-mail, being sent to faculty and staff, with another similar one being prepared for students, gives short advice about what do to when encountering someone on campus with a gun. It's something that's been in the back of the mind of some students, like Nick Wilson.

"You kind of worry about it sometimes, just because of the after-effect, to see how they had to go through that tragedy down there," he said.

The e-mail comes from the Campus Security Task Force, created last year, basically telling people to stay calm and avoid confrontation if they encounter someone with a gun. It also addresses the concealed weapons policy on campus.

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