Troy University at Phenix City has installed emergency call boxes in each building on campus in efforts to improve security at the college.
The custom-built boxes will allow students to contact the campus security guards and Phenix City First Responders 24 hours a day.
Each call box allows for two-way transmissions between the caller and the responder.
Administrators on campus have solicited the help of Phenix City's 911 call center to monitor calls from the call box.
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“After the tragedy at Virginia Tech, Troy University reassessed its security protocols to improve campus safety,” Dean of Student Services Mary Ragland said in a press release. “The new call boxes are one of several enhancements we have undertaken in the past year in an effort to provide a safer environment for our students.”