NIU to vote on campus alert system

December 1, 2011 5:01:49 AM PST
The Northern Ilinois University board meets Thursday and is expected to approve final funding for its campus alert system.

NIU officials said the system has been up and running for a while now in at least 20 campus building.

The final phase will add audio alerts to additional buildings. The alert system was put into place after a deadly shooting massacre on campus in 2008.