VCU will be testing out the campus' emergency alert system Wednesday, but this siren test isn't the only way VCU is raising awareness of campus safety.
All parts of the emergency communications system will be put to the test around noon. In a real emergency this system would be used if an immediate, life threatening emergency were actually happening.
The sirens will last for about three minutes. Students can expect text messages, digital sirens, emails and even website information to be tested around the same time.
School leaders say text messages would be VCU's primary channel for quick communication in case of an emergency.
Also around 1:00 Wednesday afternoon Chief Venuti will be hosting a Twitter town hall. Users can ask him questions about crime and safety. You just have to hash tag, VCUtownhall.
Tuesday night, police announced arrests in what they call a mob attack. Investigators say because of numerous tips and media coverage, they caught three people in connection to the attack that injured two people.
VCU Police Chief John Venuti says this type of support works particularly well on VCU's campus.
"The problem you have at VCU is there's 50 thousand sets of eyes on anyone who comes down here with bad intentions and for the individuals that were involved in this assault, it was just a matter of time before we figured out who they were," Chief Venuti said.
Two brothers, Zachary and Adam Wallace, plus a 17-year-old are now charged with robbery.
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