Campus police use social media in active shooter cases

Purdue University also uses twitter to alert students of campus incidents

It is a communication system University of Wisconsin-Madison police hope they will never have to use in the event of an active shooter situation on campus.

UW officials sending more safety warnings to students

Police increasing frequency of timely warnings after looking at federal law

UW Police spokesperson Marc Lovicott said crime rates around campus are not up, with the exception of a small increase in the number of strong-arm robberies