Nearly six months after the massacre at Virginia Tech, Texas Tech University is launching a new system to notify students in the event of such an emergency.
Wednesday morning University officials sent out a test message to thousands of students, faculty and staff who have already signed up for the notification. A flyer circulating on campus explains how to register contact information. Registered users may select notification by phone, email, and/or text message.
"In case of an emergency you get to know right away and as soon as possible... it's a lot faster than it used to be through email." said Ayssa Rustad, a Texas Tech freshman. "So now I can be in class and if there's something were to happen I know right away."
The emergency communication system will be used to notify the Tech community of emergency situations only. Officials say it will not be used for any other services, such as telemarketing.
To register your contact information, (click here).
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