8:21 am April 27, 2009, by Laura Diamond
Police continue to search for a UGA professor accused of killing his ex-wife and two men Saturday.
Shortly after the shooting, the university sent a text alert to students saying that a professor was a suspect in the off-campus shooting.
The UGA Alerts are used to let students know quickly when there are dangerous situations. The alerts began after the Virginia Tech kills in 2007 and are used by other colleges as well.
In the K-12 world, public and private schools post messages on their Web sites or rely on the old-fashioned phone trees to let people know about emergencies.
Should public schools learn from colleges and adopt these same text alerts?
What other kinds of messages could schools send?
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