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UT Austin shooting impacts Lubbock and Texas Tech University

Source: AP Source: AP

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - An active shooter situation on the UT Austin campus Tuesday morning has caused the cancellation of Tuesday morning's scheduled test of the TechAlert! system.

Although the situation in Austin is still evolving, Tuesday morning's TechAlert! test will be rescheduled at a later date.

Texas Tech University has implemented TechAlert!, an Emergency Alert Notification System to communicate important alerts and emergency response information to students, faculty and staff.

TTU President Guy Bailey wants to remind the Tech community that it is vital to keep your information updated so you can be reached as quickly as possible. You can verify and update your information at www.emergency.ttu.edu.

Texas Tech officials have released statements on the shooting that happened at UT Austin:

Texas Tech Statement on UT Shooting

We here at Texas Tech will keep the UT family in our thoughts and our prayers following the traumatic events of this morning. I know that the UT campus community will find the strength and wisdom to face the challenges of the coming days.

Guy Bailey
President
Texas Tech University

Texas Tech University System Statement on UT Shooting

As friends of the University of Texas, both in higher education and as fellow Texans, we are all concerned for the safety and well-being of those impacted by today's tragic events. We extend our greatest sympathy and support to the UT family during this difficult time.

Kent Hance
Chancellor
Texas Tech University System

To read about the latest on the UT campus shooting, click here.

http://www.kcbd.com/global/story.asp?s=1322977

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