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Statement on MUAlert Notification for Sept. 1 Incident

September 2nd, 2016

Story Contact: Christian Basi, 573-882-4430,

COLUMBIA, Mo. — “Last night, initial emergency text alerts sent by the University of Missouri Police Department did not include the location of the incident,” said Gary Ward, vice chancellor for operations. “We apologize; this omission was due to human error, and we take full responsibility. We have identified the cause for the error, and it has been corrected. We will meet today, and those involved with sending alert messages will review the processes in an endeavor to prevent a recurrence of this error in future emergency alerts. Safety is the No. 1 priority on our campus.”