Students will head back to campus Monday at both higher education institutions in Butler County- BC3 and SRU.
Unfortunately, security is top of mind for a lot of students- and parents- in this day and age.
Butler County Community College President Dr. Nick Neupauer says his school takes security measures extremely seriously.
“We have armed police, emergency texting, video cameras, a public address system. There are different levels that come into play,” Neupauer said while speaking to Butler Radio’s WISR in mid-August.
Security measures have molded and transitioned over the years, and BC3- along with other institutions- have filed suit.
Neupauer said one of the lessons learned from the Virginia Tech shooting was how important emergency texting is. During the VT shooting, the school relied on the switchboard, radio and TV stations, and through the school’s website when trying to communicate what was going on to students.
“Now, everyone has cell phones,” he said. “That is a very important part of our emergency response.”
Neupauer believes the investments BC3 has made in security are paying off.
“We’re considered by the users of our campus one of the safest campuses in the state,” he said. “When folks come on our campus, they feel safe.”