Universities Dealing With Shootings

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- Officials at the University of Illinois say they have the training and resources to deal with a campus shooting.

But Interim Police Chief Krystal Fitzpatrick says she hopes to prevent tragedies like the one at Virginia Tech.

Fitzpatrick says the university has tried to take a proactive approach to find and deal with possible problems.

She says the police department and the dean of students office meet monthly to discuss issues and develop coordinated responses. Police also meet with the U-I Counseling Center once a month to discuss possible threats.

Fitzpatrick says the university also has good cooperation with Urbana and Champaign police and the Champaign County sheriff's office.

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  • by Judy Location: Pekin on Apr 18, 2007 at 10:47 AM
    If the University of Illinois doesn't already have campus-wide sirens for lock down warnings, they need them immediately. Also campus-wide text-messaging warnings.
  • by Don Location: Winnebago on Apr 17, 2007 at 02:32 PM
    All colleges will I am sure be looking at security cameras and other types of security devices to help prevent such a tragedy from occurring again.
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