University community urged to be cautious

April 16, 2007

TO: Students, Staff and Faculty

While our thoughts and prayers are with all of those affected by Monday's tragedy at Virginia Tech University, this terrible incident reminds us of the need to be always vigilant and to exercise appropriate caution.

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Fortunately, we have an up-to-date Emergency Response Plan in place on campus. During recent months, we have conducted four training drills built around various emergency scenarios that give us confidence that we are taking the appropriate steps to be prepared for the unexpected and the unthinkable.

Robert H. Foglesong