- Associated Press - Saturday, October 10, 2015

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky community colleges have plans in place and routinely test for all emergencies, including shooters on campus.

Emergency plans are updated annually and have guidance both for how individuals and officials should respond, said Heather Baber, spokeswoman for the Kentucky Community and Technical College System.

The plans were developed for the 16 campuses in the system but specifically include instructions on how to respond when an active shooter is posing a threat to the campus community.

Officials for the 16-college system in Kentucky are in the process of upgrading software on an emergency alert system, which Baber said will improve response time in emergency situations, including an incident similar to the one at Umpqua Community College in Oregon in which nine people were killed.

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