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Central Texas College prepares students, staff for emergency situations

Posted at 5:57 PM, Jun 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-03 15:20:13-04

A local college is now better prepared in the case of a gunman on campus.

The Central Texas College Risk Management Coordinator is working with the school's police department to make sure students, faculty and staff are as prepared as they can be for an active shooter.

The goal is to get everyone on campus in the survival mindset.

"We're in a time where it's not a matter of if something bad will happen, it's a matter of when. I think if we're more informed I think we'll be more prepared," Sgt. Lisbeth Hammes of the Central Texas College Police Department said. 

The school will hold active shooter information sessions during all new student orientations.

"We're doing what we can to help get them in the mindset that if that situation happens, they can survive. They can, in fact, contribute to their own security," Rex Weaver, a Central Texas College trustee, said. 

Central Texas College also encourages all students, faculty and staff to sign up for the school's emergency alert system.

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