Campus security is once again in the national spotlight. As families and students struggle to cope in the aftermath of events at Virginia Tech, the worst shooting massacre in U.S. history, school leaders from coast to coast are reevaluating their own emergency plans and procedures--and experts agree that having quick and coordinated means of communicating is a key element of such plans.


From text-messaging systems to electronic billboards, and even a new twist on the old-fashioned intercom, campus administrators are exploring new technologies that can help get the word out quickly to students and staff in the event of a crisis.




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