Second Siren Test Successful At William and Mary

September 26, 2007

A second test of new sirens at the College of William and Mary was successful, two days after a first test failed to sound.

The sirens are designed to notify the campus in case of an emergency. University spokesman Mike Connolly says the sirens blasted a 120-decibel alarm for one minute just before 11 a.m.

The sirens were made to alert the campus to check for emergency notifications sent via e-mail, text message, cell phone, telephone and the school's Web site.

School officials say technicians identified software and hardware problems that led to Monday's failure of the new $200,000 system.


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