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Hannibal-LaGrange University offering new emergency alert system

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HANNIBAL, Mo. (WGEM) -

Hannibal-LaGrange University is using a new emergency notification system to keep its students safe.

Chief Officer of Public Safety Kyle Brenneman says alerts can now be sent out with one program to cell phones, email accounts, Facebook, Twitter and HGLU's website.

(Click here to learn how to sign up for the HLGU alerts)

Brennemann says the university has offered text alerts for several years, but the messages were delayed. He says the new system sends out the notifications immediately.

"Instances of bad weather, like we had in May. God forbid, we have an active shooter on campus, we need immediate notification, or a bomb threat of something like that. We needed something that went out very quickly and wasn't delayed in the process," Brenneman said.

The messages can even be tailored to be building specific. Students and staff can sign up for the free alerts online.

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