LSU uses text messages to notify students, faculty of emergencies

LSU uses text messages to notify students, faculty of emergencies
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Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 8:14pm

In the event of a campus emergency, officials at universities like LSU use text messages to notify students. It's a sign of the times.

Well this morning, LSU students got this text... and emails. It’s part of a test the university does twice a year for its emergency notification system. The system makes sure students are promptly notified in case of an emergency, like a shooting or a fire.

And students say they appreciate it, "Because I’d rather know what's going on around me than not know what's going on. I don't receive the text messages because I feel like that's a little too much, but I enjoy the emails," student, Tanner Jenkins said.

Student, Hayden Dominique told me that he appreciates “the text messages because I don't feel like always checking my email, but once i get the text it's nice to know what's going on in the city. It makes me feel aware and safe."
 

To sign up for LSU emergency's text message system click here

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