Baylor students react to UT shooting
UPDATED: Friday, April 13, 2012 - 9:53am
The shooting at the University of Texas hit home for Baylor students. Baylor students tell us the shooting at UT hits close to home. Students say they were on high alert after learning of the shooting and say they have unanswered questions.
A freshman a Baylor, Denise Gomez, says, "I was just so confused as to how a gunman got into the library in the first place, with a gun, and AK for that matter because there's metal detectors everywhere, and there should be people who observe other people."
UT was on lock down after the shooting, and emergency plans went into action. Baylor crisis management has plans in place to deal with situations like this, but they aren't sure how the gunman was able to get as far as he did.
Spokesperson for Baylor, Lori Fogleman says, "You immediately put yourself in their place. What would you do; how would you respond? Would Baylor immediately employ its emergency management plan? How would that unfold? I think universities across the country were probably thinking that very same thing yesterday."
Baylor's plans include loud speakers in classrooms and outdoors to announce any danger. They also alert students by sending texts and e-mail, just like authorities did at UT.
Baylor's annual meeting to go over emergency plans is scheduled for next Tuesday.