- Associated Press - Saturday, October 10, 2015

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Public colleges in Tennessee conduct drills, review procedures and work with local police on how to handle emergencies, including an active shooter situation like the one in Oregon in which nine people died earlier this month, officials said.

Procedures vary by campus, but each of the 46 institutions governed by the Tennessee Board of Regents is required to have an emergency response plan in place, hold regular training exercises, and train individuals on campus in how to respond to emergencies of all kinds.

In the University of Tennessee system, plans are shared with faculty, staff and students on signs around campus and through meetings, and each campus hosts training sessions with local police annually, UT spokeswoman Gina Stafford said. The training sessions address all emergencies, not just those involving active shooters.


This story has been corrected to reflect that the board’s name is Tennessee Board of Regents, not University of Tennessee Board of Regents.

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