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After campus lockdown, administrators announce changes to AU alert protocol

(09/02/18 6:48pm)

After reports of an “armed intruder” near campus on July 18 led to a university-wide lockdown and complaints about the effectiveness of AU’s emergency alert system, administrators say they are now changing AU Alert protocols to send notifications to all current students “regardless of their registration status.” Hundreds of students surveyed by The Eagle in July said they were “upset” and “concerned” that they received either a delayed alert or no alert at all from the American University Police Department about the lockdown.