TO THE EDITOR:
In response to the article appearing Wednesday, Jan. 16 (“Behind the Alert: One student’s assault and Alert Carolina’s response), we would like to further clarify how the Alert Carolina system works to keep our campus safe.
The primary consideration in writing and sending any Alert Carolina message is always the safety of the University community.
We always aim to send a message as quickly as possible but must balance this goal with the need to ensure that our information is accurate.
“Timely Warnings,” like the one sent to the campus in the wake of a strong-arm robbery in December, are only sent once responding officers are able to arrive at the scene and speak thoroughly with victims and witnesses to confirm facts.