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Emergency Alert System April 26, 2009

Filed under: PR Connections — laurens918 @ 10:05 pm

messageYesterday, the 25th of April,  professor George Zinkhan, at the University of Georgia shot and killed three people outside a theatre. She killed his wife and two other men, who were all a part of a play at the theatre.  Zinkhan has not been seen since he dropped his children off at a neighbors after the shooting.

The police are continuing the search for Zinkhan. Since the theatre is so close to campus, the students have been alerted. I think that it is a fantastic idea to have students sign their cell phone numbers up to an alert system. This way, the campus/police can spread information quickly during an emergency.

While attending Georgia Southern University, I have received, e-mails, phone calls, and text messages from the campus reporting serious weather reports. If anything was to happen on the campus, we could also be notified quickly. With today’s fast growing technology, sending messages is a great idea. Almost everyone has a phone, and if you have not noticed, students around school are constantly looking at their phones. Lives can be saved with this idea. If you have not already signed your phone number/e-mail up for the emergency alert system, you should!


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