- Associated Press - Saturday, October 10, 2015

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - North Dakota’s 11 public higher education schools have plans for responding to emergencies including so-called “active shooter” situations.

The North Dakota University System says each institution is required to have such plans.

Eight years after the Virginia Tech massacre prompted tighter campus security measures, some universities make “active shooter” training mandatory for incoming students, while others offer little guidance on what to do if there’s a gunman on the loose, a national review by The Associated Press has found.

The North Dakota university system says all campuses run drills to prepare for emergencies. Schools share their plans with employees and students and some provide crisis information in their smartphone apps.

The system recently advertised for a position that will be responsible for reviewing the emergency preparedness plan of each institution.

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