October 18, 2012

Dear friends,

Unfortunately, during a practice session yesterday, Tulane employees sent two false and alarming emergency messages to members of our community, causing a great deal of unnecessary angst. The messages, reporting the presence of a shooter on the uptown campus, were sent by mistake. There was never a shooter or an emergency on the campus at any time.

All of us at Tulane apologize for this error and we are taking steps to make sure this never happens again. We have successfully used our emergency messaging program for more than five years to keep our community informed, most recently, during Hurricane Isaac. It remains an important means of communicating urgent information.

The safety of our students and the entire Tulane community is our priority. In addition to pursuing the latest safety technologies, we will continue our efforts to build partnerships with our neighbors -- residents, universities and local authorities -- to try to keep our campuses and surrounding areas safe. More on that in my next Wave Patrol.

Supt. Jon Barnwell

Uptown Campus
6823 St. Charles Avenue
Diboll Complex
New Orleans, LA 70118
Emergency: (504) 865-5911
Non-Emergency: (504) 865-5381
Downtown Campus
1430 Tulane Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70112
Emergency: (504) 988-5555
Non-Emergency: (504) 988-5531


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