Santa Fe Community College Staff Tries To Calm Fears
Students and faculty at Santa Fe Community College tried to get back in the routine of going to class Wednesday, but Tuesday's gunman scare was still on many of their minds.
That's one reason the school's administration held a meeting Wednesday to calm some fears.
Santa Fe Community College President Dr. Jackson Sasser met with faculty, staff, and students Wednesday morning in the school's gymnasium to discuss what happened and how the situation was handled.
One question that came up was why the administration chose to use telephones instead of an emergency text message service to alert people about the gunman on campus.
"We went with that because we can control those systems. The text messaging, when we did our research, takes 40 to 50 minutes to get a message out because of the backup. And the second piece of that, that's a third party. That's another entity outside the college that we would need to depend on," said Sasser.
Sasser says the school will also be receiving a loud siren system on March 1st that will allow them to broadcast a message over speakers across the entire campus, but unfortunately, that was not available Tuesday.
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