Middle Tennessee State University has issued an “all-clear” notice Tuesday morning, Oct. 28, after a report of an armed robbery Monday evening, Oct. 27, on the university campus.
The following text came from the university’s “Alert Updates” page, located at www.mtsu.edu/alertupdates, which is part of the network of campuswide information sources linked to MTSU’s Rave Mobile Safety emergency notification system.
6:59 A.M., TUESDAY, OCT. 28, 2014, ALL CLEAR: The armed robbery suspects have not been apprehended, but they are not believed to be on campus. Resume normal activity. Please report suspicious activity to MTSU Police at 615-898-2424.
9:33 P.M., MONDAY, OCT. 27, 2014, MTSU ALERT: An armed robbery was reported at the Ellington Human Sciences parking lot. Leave that area immediately and stay away. The suspect was described as a younger black male, wearing a red-and-white striped shirt and carrying a knife. He was accompanied by a small group of four to five other black males. Please report suspicious activity to MTSU Police at 615-898-2424.
The notifications went automatically to all current MTSU students, faculty and staff via email alerts from the Rave Mobile Safety system. When necessary, the campuswide alerts also include weather-related university scheduling changes, building closures and more.
MTSU students, faculty and staff who also want to receive text and/or voice alerts can click here, log in with a PipelineMT username and password to update their contact information. (Rave Alert FAQs, including adding or changing contact information, are available here.)
When there is not a situation on or near campus warranting emergency alerts, the “Alert Updates” page displays a generic message advising visitors to check back when necessary and to contact the MTSU Police Department if any suspicious activity is observed.
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