Computer Glitch Causes False Weather Emergency Alert

Published by adviser, Date: August 28, 2013

An emergency weather alert was set off in all buildings at 1:42 p.m. Wednesday afternoon stating that all classes were cancelled for the rest of the day.

Three minutes later, an email was sent to all students from SRU Communication that the alert was an accident and that classes will meet as scheduled.

“It came out of our office,” stated Slippery Rock University Officer Karl Fisher. “It was not an emergency alert, but an accidental trip.”

“It was a glitch in the system,” he continued. “It sent out the alert and then locked up so there was nothing we could do until just minute ago to tell everybody that it wasn’t real.”


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