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Ohio State beefs up response plans after attack


COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State University is beefing up its emergency alert system and streamlining the way officials communicate in a crisis after a November car-and-knife attack exposed some flaws in the text-message procedure.

Some campus contractors and visitors weren't aware of campuswide "Buckeye Alerts" to seek shelter during the attack that wounded more than a dozen people, according to the report obtained by The Associated Press through an open records request.

Too much time passed between the 10 alerts, which were issued over a period of about seven hours, according to the rep...

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