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A spirit that is not afraid

Ellison Langford / Associate News Editor

The Auburn Plainsman

What merits an AU Alert?

AU Alerts have been used to notify students about events ranging from hazardous weather to an off-campus stabbing.But when three non-student soldiers from Fort Benning came into a Haley Center classroom last month, the University Department of Public Safety and Security said the situation didn't warrant an alert."My understanding from the police was they never perceived a threat, there was no confrontation of any kind and no threats expressed verbally; there were no altercations with these gentlemen, so they did not perceive it as a threat to anyone on campus," said Susan McCallister associate director of public safety, information and education.McCallister said an alert is issued when there is a situation that requires a large group on campus to take immediate action.

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