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Arkansas Campuses Review Safety Plans after Virginia Tech Shootings

LITTLE ROCK (AP) - Some college campuses in Arkansas stepped up security in case of copycat crimes after the deadly rampage at Virginia Tech.

University of Central Arkansas President Lu Hardin said that while a copycat shooting was highly unlikely, UCA doubled its patrol to eight officers yesterday afternoon. The increased patrols will continue today at the Conway campus.

The University of Arkansas at Fayetteville also increased campus patrols.

University of Arkansas Chancellor John White says the university family extends its heartfelt condolences to the campus community at Virginia Tech. He says it is difficult to imagine the loss and horror the Virginia Tech community is experiencing.

White attended graduate school at Virginia Tech and later served on the faculty.

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