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TAMUT participates in mock evacuation drill

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Texarkana, Texas -

Hundreds of staff, faculty and students took part in a mandatory evacuation drill Monday afternoon at Texas A&M Texarkana.

Around 2 p.m. Monday afternoon, university officials used their school messenger system to notify everyone of the campus evacuation.
    
The university was shutdown while police and fire conducted a sweep of the buildings.
    
Campus officials say the drill is part of their ongoing efforts to assure the safety of the entire campus community and make sure they're notification system is working smoothly.
    
Classes resumed at 4:30 p.m. Monday afternoon.

Statement from Texas A&M Texarkana:

Although we do everything possible to ensure that a real emergency never arises, we must nevertheless plan for the possibility. The A&M-Texarkana Emergency Response Team, campus security, as well as local law enforcement and fire department representatives took part to ensure that safeguards are in place in the event of an actual emergency. We recognize the drill was a disruption and created some anxiety for our community, and we appreciate your cooperation, patience and understanding. We also thank the local agencies who assisted with the drill.

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