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Last updated 11:16PM ET
July 21, 2018
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OU unveils multi-pronged emergency alert plan
(WOUB) - Ohio University plans to use a variety of ways for spreading the word quickly in the event of an emergency on the Athens campus.

The school says under its new crisis preparedness plan, students who have registered their cell phones will receive text messages, and administrators and others will receive a recorded message on their land phones.

Also, the university's cable TV system will break in with an emergency announcement on every channel, and a special page could go up on OU's Web site.

The university says students and parents will be briefed on the plan, which officials say was in the works well before the shootings at Virginia Tech that left 33 dead.

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