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LOGAN, Utah (AP) -- Utah State University officials say they plan to test a campus-wide emergency alert system by sending voice, text and e-mail alerts to students and staff.
The test is scheduled for 9 a.m. Thursday.
USU emergency manager Judy Crockett says the system has been in place since November 2008. It's designed to transmit information about fires, snow closures, evacuations or threats to personal safety as quickly as possible.
Crockett says the system was created in response to shootings on the Virginia Tech campus in 2007 that left 32 people and the gunman dead.
Aside from two annual system tests, USU has not used the emergency system.
Crockett says all USU students, faculty and staff should sign up for the alerts.
Information from: The Herald Journal
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