UC Davis Emergency Alert System

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After the Virginia Tech massacre, pretty much every college in the U.S. decided they wanted an emergency alert system. UC Davis has just started using [WWW]an alert system.

The first use of this system occurred on March 5, 2008. Apparently, a resident in Tercero's D Building had some "explosives", which led them to evacuate the entire building. The following warning was issued:

The system was activated again on April 22, 2009 as an annual test.

Text messages come from 24639.

Warning after the fact — is that really helpful? —BrentLaabs

Uses of the WarnMe system via text

05/24/2011 - Sexual battery suspect reported to be at large.

  1. UC Warn Me sexual battery tonight path at Pavilion suspect assaulted Police last seen Colleges apts 930pm Suspect white male 26 6 175 lbs blu shirt #24 on back blu jeans [WWW]11:18pm

  2. UC Warn Me Search underway if suspect seen secure yourself in a safe place call 911 do not approach, suspect has prior mental health further info check www.ucdavis.edu 11:21pm

  3. UC Warn Me Suspect in custody. All clear. Cancel prior alert. [WWW]11:34pm

05/02/2011 - Reminder to pick up paychecks (!!!)

02/20/2011 - Report of armed robbery

11/04/2010 - System Test

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