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WSU Tri-Cities Exploring Having Sirens On-Campus

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RICHLAND, Wa.,--Washington State University in Pullman first came up with the idea to install sirens on all of its branch campuses.

When students arrive on-campus this fall, they might hear a loud siren in the background. This siren is designed to improve safety, alerting students anywhere on-campus in the event of an emergency.

WSU Tri-Cities Campus Vice Chancellor of Finance, Clark Haueter, says his team is still throwing around a number of ideas with its main campus.

"We hope at some point and time to be getting a p-a system or a siren or something along those lines, but we haven't really fully developed exactly what that will be," said hauter.

Clark added that school officials have the responsibility in coordinating their siren with those already in place at Hanford, so as to avoid any confusion.

There is even talk about installing panic buttons in the receptionist areas around campus; another tool that administrators will be looking into to improve security and awareness.