University of Illinois chancellor reviews emergency plans

December 4, 2016

URBANA, Ill. (AP) — University of Illinois Chancellor Robert Jones says he’s confident the university has effective plans to deal with an emergency like this week’s car-and-knife attack at Ohio State University that left 11 people injured and the attacker dead.

The News-Gazette (http://bit.ly/2g08PZL ) reports Jones offered condolences to Ohio State University Monday and said he’ll reach out to Ohio State’s president, Michael Drake, to offer support.

Jones says he met with University of Illinois police chief Jeff Christensen and other top administrators a couple of weeks ago to review emergency plans and was pleased with the procedures in place, particularly that it’s clear who would be in charge if the designated emergency officer is out of town.

Campus spokeswoman Robin Kaler says the university also conducted an active shooter drill two months ago.


Information from: The News-Gazette, http://www.news-gazette.com