Students, Faculty and Staff,
We all watched the tragic events unfold at Virginia Polytechnic University this week with a sense of disbelief at the senseless violence and loss of lives. I want to assure you that the UNT Health Science Center sent its condolences to both Virginia Tech and to the nearby Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine. We mourn with the students, faculty, staff and families who are enduring the pain and struggling to understand this unimaginable tragedy.
While no one wants to consider that such an act could be inflicted on our campus, we are a state institution with a campus that is open to the public. It is possible that a disturbed individual could threaten our health or safety at any time.
Rest assured that our highly trained Campus Police patrol regularly and will respond to emergency situations quickly and professionally. The Campus Police are in close contact with other law enforcement agencies that can offer additional support, if needed.
Our Emergency Preparedness Plan is currently being updated. It is important that you familiarize yourself with this plan, and remember these key actions in case of an emergency or terrorist act:
Additional emergency guidelines and information are available at the UNTHSC Police Department.
Dr. Scott Ransom
University of North Texas Health Science Center
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