Trevecca Nazarene has plan in place in case of campus attack

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Trevecca Nazarene University in South Nashville says they have a plan in place should any kind of attack take place on campus.

Mikayla Knox is a sophomore at the school but is originally from Ohio.

She told News 2 that when she learned several people were hurt at Ohio State University Monday she was very concerned.

“A lot of my friends go to Ohio State, so I am definitely worried about them,” said Knox.

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(Photo: WKRN)

A suspect was shot dead by police Monday after he allegedly plowed into pedestrians with a car and then stabbed multiple people with a butcher’s knife at the campus.

Students at Trevecca were rattled by the news.

“I do feel safe on this campus, but there is always that worry,” said student Brittni Carmack.

School staff told News 2 if a similar incident were to happen in Nashville, they have a plan in place.

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(Photo: WKRN)

“Twitter, Facebook, Snap Chat, Instagram, whatever it would take, and then we have a text alert system that is specific for these types of emergencies,” said Matt Toy, Associate Vice President of Marketing and Communications.

Belmont University told New 2 that for urgent threats it uses an emergency alert system to quickly notify a mass audience through emails, text messages, and voice calls.

Students and staff are encouraged to sign up for Belmont Alerts.

“It definitely can happen anywhere. It could happen here, it could happen down the road at Belmont, Vanderbilt, other states, it could happen anywhere,” said student Brittni Carmack.

During the Ohio incident, Facebook also activated its safety check system, which allowed people in the area to mark themselves as safe, unsafe, or outside the area affected with a click of a button.