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Stanford to conduct test of campus emergency notification system

Original post made on Oct 18, 2016

Stanford University will conduct a test of the campuswide AlertSU mass-notification and siren system on Thursday, Oct. 13, noon-12:30 p.m., according to a Stanford University Department of Public Safety official.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, October 10, 2016, 10:13 AM

Comments (3)

Posted by Park Blvd
a resident of Evergreen Park
on Oct 18, 2016 at 6:45 am

Why the eerie test just after 3:00 this morning?

Posted by Brian
a resident of Evergreen Park
on Oct 18, 2016 at 8:22 am

I copied the following message from Stanford's emergency website:


Community Alert - Siren Activation
Date Posted: Tuesday, 18-Oct-2016 06:51:34 PST

Dear Stanford Community Member,

This morning, Stanford's outdoor emergency warning system malfunctioned, resulting in an activation of the entire siren system around 3:10am. We were able to deactivate the system; however, the tower on Stanford Ave continued to malfunction. We immediately began working with technicians to remedy the problem. Unfortunately, it has taken several hours to diagnose and resolve the malfunction.

I want to extend my sincere apologies for the inconvenience. We are investigating what caused the malfunction and will take steps to avoid future disruptions.

Updates will be posted on this website when available.

If you have questions, you may contact the Stanford Department of Public Safety at [email protected] or 650-723-9633.


Laura Wilson Chief of Police, Stanford

Posted by Resident
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Oct 18, 2016 at 12:24 pm

According to Nextdoor, this was alerted by a fault at 3.10 am today. It seems it was heard all over town.

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