Posted: Dec 20, 2012 3:18 PM by Shannon Davis
Updated: Dec 20, 2012 7:32 PM
BUTTE - Montana Tech will hold a State of Tech discussion Thursday at 5 p.m. in the library auditorium.
Montana Tech representatives will talk with the community about their strategic planning process following a mistaken lockdown alert on Wednesday, according to Amanda Badovinac, director of public relations and marketing at Montana Tech.
The message sent Wednesday morning was intended to be a test, according Badovinac. The message read, "Montana Tech Alert: All buildings on north campus in lockdown. Lock doors, stay away from windows and doors, turn off lights. More information to follow."
The all clear was given soon after authorities arrived. Badovinac said the response from the school was immediate and assured her that they would be prepared if there was a real threat on campus.
In light of the false alarm Montana Tech representatives will talk with the community about their planning process and answer any questions from the public.
Montana Tech representatives encourage students, faculty and the community to subscribe to the Montana Tech Alert system. In the event of an emergency you will receive a text message sent to the mobile number and/or e-mail you register with the system. To register visit www.mtech.edu.