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U of A Examines Text Message Warning System

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - In the wake of the shootings at Virginia Tech, officials at the University of Arkansas say they may purchase a system allowing them to send text messages to students and staff during a crisis.

University spokesman Tysen Kendig says the school has been examining buying the system for months, but the shootings this week underscore the need for it. Kendig says the university as of yet does not have a price tag for the system, but officials hope to have in place by the summer.

A similar system now works at Penn State University. Known as P-S-U-T-X-T (P-S-U-Text), the system distributes everything from class cancellation notices to football game scores.

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