Shooting drill at UTMB canceled, real thing at UT

Shooting drill at UTMB canceled, real thing at UT
Wednesday, September 29, 2010 - 11:29am

GALVESTON — An emergency drill in which a shooting was to be simulated at the University of Texas Medical Branch was canceled after the real thing happened the same day on a sister campus 200 miles away.

UTMB Galveston spokesman Raul Reyes says no new date was immediately set for the exercise, which was dropped as a student Tuesday opened fire at UT Austin.

The investigation continued Wednesday over what led 19-year-old sophomore math student Colton Tooley to kill himself at a library.

The Galveston County Daily News reported UTMB had planned a drill in which a "shooter" would run into the Jamail Student Center and open fire.

In Lubbock, Texas Tech on Tuesday canceled a test of the university's emergency notification system, which contacts students, staff and faculty via telephone, text and e-mail, as the UT incident unfolded.

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