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UPDATE: MSU Police Accidentally Send Campus Shooting Message

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UPDATE: MSU Police Accidentally Send Campus Shooting Message

CREATED May. 29, 2013

Michigan State University police have confirmed they accidentally sent out an alert that there had been a shooting at Wilson Hall on campus. Police were trying to send a severe weather alert when the wrong message was sent. It was followed by an email from alert@msu.edu reading, "The MSU Police accidentally sent a message of an active shooter on campus. THERE IS NO ACTIVE SHOOTER ON CAMPUS...THERE IS NO DANGER ON CAMPUS."

MSU spokesman Kent Cassella released the following statement:

"While sending out alert notifications concerning the severe weather on May 28, the emergency system MSU Police uses inadvertently sent an email message to some members of the MSU community about an active shooter on campus. There was not a shooting incident on campus.

MSU Police immediately sent a follow-up message to all members of the MSU community alerting them of the mistake and are working with the system's vendor to determine why the message was accidentally sent. We sincerely apologize for the mistake and any confusion or concern that it caused."

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