Campus Safety and Security

Education
12:00 pm
Mon January 28, 2013

Texas Lawmakers to Discuss School Safety Policy Changes

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Texas lawmakers are coming together to talk about school safety this afternoon.

The Senate Committee on Education is meeting with the Committee on Agriculture, Rural Affairs and Homeland Security to review current student safety policies and to discuss the potential for any policy changes.

Senators will hearing from both the public and experts about how improvements can be made to school safety.

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Austin
3:14 pm
Tue February 15, 2011

UT Defines Operational Emergency Terms

Police escort University of Texas students to safety during the campus shooting incident on September 28, 2010
Image by KUT News/Mose Buchele

In response to feedback about how the University of Texas can better inform students, faculty, and employees about emergency situations, U.T.'s Office of Campus Safety and Security has developed a webpage and will distribute posters that clarifies the definition between “shelter in place” and “lockdown.”

The two terms had been undefined by officials in the past and were being used interchangeably by some media outlets after the September 28, 2010 shooting incident at the university's Perry-Castaneda Library.

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