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Campus-wide alert system tested Sept. 5

BOONE—Appalachian State University will test its campus-wide alert system Wednesday, Sept. 5, at 11:55 a.m. as part of Safety Day activities on Sanford Mall. The test will include activation of the campus siren warning, and text and cell phone alerts.

Tests are normally conducted on the first Wednesday of the month. The tone used for the monthly tests is not the same tone used for an actual emergency.

To hear the alert tones and learn more about the comprehensive warning system, visit and

Safety Day information is online at