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Last updated 8:15PM ET
July 20, 2018
WOUB Local News
WOUB Local News
New OU emergency alert system
(WOUB) - A wave of school shootings has Ohio University turning to technology to keep students safe.

It's called emergency text messaging.

Students can sign up to receive a text message whenever there is an emergency at the school -- a fire, for example.

To sign up, go to the registrar's website, click on "my Address" under Quick Links, and update your phone and text messaging information.

The university will test the system Friday by sending messages to those who've signed up.
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