Friday, September 28, 2007

Texting, Facebook used to alert students - Yahoo! News

Timely reality check

When a masked freshman came to campus at St. John's University with what police said was a loaded rifle sticking out of a bag, the school alerted students via cell-phone text messages within 18 minutes.

And when a suicidal gunman was reported to be on the loose at the University of Wisconsin, the school sent out mass e-mails and took out an ad on Facebook to warn students.

Texting, Facebook used to alert students - Yahoo! News

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