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University System of Maryland

Maryland college campus plans include shooter response

After the recent shooting deaths of nine students at a community college in Oregon, campus security plans adopted by many colleges and universities after the 2007 massacre at Virginia Tech have come under new scrutiny. Here's a look at some of the basic standards in the University System of Maryland's policy on campus emergency planning in the event of an active shooter or other emergencies. The system has 12 institutions, including the state's flagship university: the University of Maryland, College Park. CAMPUS PLANS Each institution must have an emergency preparedness plan developed by a campus committee that represents staff, students and faculty. The committee must meet...