The University of Central Arkansas (UCA) remained locked down and classes were cancelled Oct. 27 after two students were killed and a third person was wounded in a campus shooting.


University spokesman Warrick Sabin said faculty and students received phone calls and eMail messages through an automated system at 9:38 p.m. on Oct. 26, warning them of the shooting and encouraging them to stay inside behind locked doors. The shooting was first reported at 9:22 p.m. that evening.


Sabin said it was the first incident to prompt use of the university's new emergency eMail and phone call system, purchased last year after...

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