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To be case specific, would running drills on campus have helped this? Not just drills with the staff but say the first week of classes if Virginia Tech (or any college) ran a test of their emergency systems so students knew exactly what these alerts were. Would doing someting like that help break past the panic of pulling the switch?

Lucien Canton

You raise a good point. In a crisis, people tend to default to what they're used to doing. Frequent drills build familiarity and would definitely help reduce concerns over panic.

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