Oregon shooting has ripple effect in Arizona

Posted at 7:49 AM, Oct 02, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-02 10:49:14-04

The shooting in Oregon is having a ripple effect in the valley causing local college campuses to review their crisis response plans.

Campus public safety for Maricopa Community Colleges says the tragedy in Oregon is a reminder to test the emergency plan for their ten campuses.

They’ll review protocols and communication plans.

If we had an active shooter here, the Deputy Chief of Police for MCC says the immediate response would be campus and city police strategizing how to isolate the suspect.

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Campus wide text and email alerts would also go out right away to help protect students and staff.

The key to making any plan work under pressure is training.

 "Every time you hear of an incident like this it strikes close to home because you don't know if your turn is coming next," said Deputy Chief David Denlinger.

MCC says guns are not allowed on campus but it's up to other students to report them.