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Alpena Community College Brainstorms on Safety Methods Following Ohio State Attack

Last week was another week of campus violence. Concerned, Alpena’s very own, Alpena Community College is taking steps to improve their own security.

It’s been almost a week since another campus experienced tragedy. Last week, Ohio State was under chaos when one student decided to run over students and then attack them with a knife.

Concerned about the future of college safety, Alpena Community College has started their own planning to protect its students in case of a campus attack.

President, of ACC, Dr. Don MacMaster said worrying about his students is always on his mind. Just like Ohio State, MacMaster said the college does have a plan in case of an emergency using the hide, run, and fight method.

A day after the State incident, ACC staff along with the board had their very own training using the Critical Incident Management Handbook.

He added that his staff has been trained to point out behavior changes in their students.

There are over 7 buildings on ACC’s campus. MacMaster said he hopes to get key swipes, more security cameras, and a possible police officer on duty in the future.

But with all those wants and desires comes challenges and a balancing act.