Post Classifieds

Stop, Drop and Roll

Safety protocols at UCBA to expand to cover active shooter situations

By Shaine Jackson, Activist Staff
On November 9, 2015

I can’t imagine anything worse than going to class at 8 AM, and just as you sit down you hear excessive beeping and see flashing lights. Fire drills don’t just annoy students, they’re also a hassle to professors forcing them to leave and rearrange their schedule for a 5 minute inconvenience. More importantly than the negatives are the positives like being proactive and informing the students.

Although Rob Knarr was not able to find any history of a fire in UCBA’s history, he did express his pleasure with the results of the drill. “Generally, we do receive the favorable results we are expecting. Any discovered issues are addressed and resolved immediately,” he said. If his word isn’t enough to end your worries of safety in a fire then rest easy knowing the fire department is located less than a mile away from our campus.

Along with fire drills, a rising concern of college students are potential school shootings. This is a very worrisome issue that makes many people uncomfortable.  UCBA publicizes virtually no plan to stop an intruder when they enter the school. There’s a list of commands to follow, but I can sum them up for you by saying hide and run if you can. Knarr is aware of this problem, and he's working on a solution. He said, "I am actually in the process of reviewing the previous emergency policies and procedures left behind by the previous Facilities regime, so look for updates and improvements soon.” Although you may feel unsafe about the procedures for shootings at UCBA currently, it’s nice to know that better steps are soon to be put in place.

 

Get Top Stories Delivered Weekly

More ucba-activist News Articles

Recent ucba-activist News Articles

Discuss This Article

MOST POPULAR UCBA-ACTIVIST

GET TOP STORIES DELIVERED WEEKLY

What do you think of the Irate8's demands?
Do you enjoy scripted TV (like WWE and "reality" shows)?
What do you think about the Umpqua shooting?
Are you familiar with UCBA's new Common Hour?
How far do you think the UC men's basketball team will go in the NCAA tournament this year?

FOLLOW OUR NEWSPAPER

Log In

or Create an account

Employers & Housing Providers

Employers can list job opportunities for students

Post a Job

Housing Providers can list available housing

Post Housing

Log In

Forgot your password?

Your new password has been sent to your email!

Logout Successful!

You just missed it! This listing has been filled.

Post your own housing listing on Uloop and have students reach out to you!

Upload An Image

Please select an image to upload
Note: must be in .png, .gif or .jpg format
OR
Provide URL where image can be downloaded
Note: must be in .png, .gif or .jpg format