William & Mary to test emergency siren on Aug. 31

The College of William and Mary will test its emergency alert system Wednesday Aug. 31, 2011. The drill, which will be conducted at 12:15 p.m., will include both a test of the campus-wide siren system and the mass notification messaging system. The 120-decibel siren system is stationed above the Integrated Science Center, the William & Mary Law School on South Henry Street and the School of Education building off Monticello Avenue.

In the event of a real emergency, people in the community who hear the siren may check for information and instructions at www.wm.edu. Members of the general public can also receive emergency messages from the College’s mass notification system by following the W&M News Facebook page at www.facebook.com/wmnews and W&M News Twitter page at www.twitter.com/WMNews.