- Associated Press - Wednesday, February 12, 2014

CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) - Southern Illinois University is touting its new emergency public-address system that officials say will quickly alert students of potential dangers on the school’s Carbondale campus.

WSIL-TV (https://bit.ly/1m75MNT ) reports the outdoor system will notify students of natural disasters such as tornadoes or other threats including an on-campus gunman.

The university’s facilities overseer, Brad Dillard, says the system is capable of distributing any of 13 pre-recorded alerts as well as live messages as situations warrant.

The university already had a system of mass text messages and email alerts to students, although administrators say the public-address method will allow for faster warnings.


Information from: WSIL-TV, https://www.wsiltv.com

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