Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is ramping up campus security in light of Monday's shootings which resulted in three deaths.
University officials said security is always a top priority on and near the campus, and they are prepared as students get ready for a new semester.
People in College Station, both on-campus and off, were notified of the shootings through the university's alert system. It's a system that is also used here in Corpus Christi.
TAMUCC's Gloria Gallardo explained that the university's Code Blue emergency system utilizes text messaging, phone and email alerts to reach students in regards to any emergency. Texas A&M University in College Station uses the same alert system, only theirs is called Code Maroon.
Shortly after shots were fired a block off-campus Monday afternoon, emails and texts went out. College Station resident Janice Kionecy works at Texas A&M and receives the alerts. She is pleased with how the system works.
"I appreciate that we have that type of system on campus," Kionecy said. "We get the emails. I think it was timely. A few minutes elapsed, but it takes a while to get communications taken care of on campus."
Police said the shooter opened fire on Brazos County Constable Brian Bachmann as the officer brought an eviction notice. Constable Bobby Sherwood of Precinct 4 in Nueces County said the tragic event hits close to home.
"I worked for 32 years here on the Island, and a deputy of mine was shot in 96," Sherwood said. "So it's a dangerous job, and everyone needs to use caution, and people need to understand the type of danger we face on a daily basis."
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