This is a test of the WSU Alert System. On October 12th at 12:05 p.m. test notifications were sent out to WSU students, faculty and staff who were signed up to receive alerts through MyWSU. Notifications were sent out via text, phone call and email. The campus outdoor warning sirens were tested. Most computers associated with WSU also received a pop-up notification. The WSU Alert system was created to disseminate time critical safety information to the campus population. WSU encourages students, faculty and staff to be personally AWARE of developing incidents, ASSESS each emergency individually, and ACT to ensure their own safety.
At 11:25 AM on October 10th, WSU PD responded to reports of a person with a toy light saber and a toy hand gun in Kimbrough Hall on the WSU Pullman campus. Police responded and immediately confirmed the initial report. No threats to campus, no arrest was made, and no disruption to campus operations.
The WSU Office of Emergency Management will be conducting the fall semester test of the WSU Alert system October 12th at 12:05 p.m. Faculty, staff and students associated with the Pullman campus who have signed up for emergency notifications will receive text messages, phone calls, and emails which will be clearly identified as a test. This test will also include the campus outdoor warning sirens and computer pop-up alerts.
Washington State University places the safety and security of its students, employees, and visitors as its highest priority. WSU has developed the WSU Alert System to disseminate official information via email, text messages, telephone, loudspeakers, Alert Website, … » More …