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Emergency alerts save lives on college campuses

Posted at 11:45 PM, Nov 28, 2016

Following the attack on Ohio State University’s campus on Monday, many colleges are reminding their students what to do if they find themselves in a similar situation.

Ohio State University sent this potentially life-saving alert during the attack Monday morning – telling students exactly what to do to stay safe.

All major colleges and universities in Indiana have similar alert systems in place.

Students and parents can sign up for emergency alerts from their university that can be delivered in multiple ways, including by text and email.

Most universities also send out alerts on Twitter and Facebook.

Butler University reposted this video with recommendations from Butler Police on exactly what students and staff should do, and where they should go – or stay – if an attack was to happen on campus.

And Indiana University shared their active shooter overview on social media to remind students what they should do if a situation like that ever happened on campus. 

Another way to keep your family updated during emergency situations is to utilize the Facebook Safety Check.

Facebook activated their Safety Check during the events at Ohio State on Monday.

You can visit your university website or speak to a counselor for information on how to sign up for emergency alerts.