UT Tyler Office of Marketing and Communications

MEDIA ADVISORY: UT Tyler Notification Gun Safety Presentation Friday

June 16, 2011

Media Contact: Hannah Buchanan 
Public Affairs Specialist
Marketing and Communications
The University of Texas at Tyler

ATTENTION: Please announce to inform the university’s neighboring communities about a gun safety presentation occurring on the UT Tyler campus Friday, June 17.

The presentation will include the firing of 10 shots of blanks, and we want to make sure this is not mistaken for an emergency situation.

The Outsiders, an Old West reenactment group, will fire 10 shots of blanks between 8:15 a.m. and 8:45 a.m. Friday.

UT Tyler campus police officials are working with this group to ensure safety.

“We want to make certain that the campus and surrounding neighborhoods are aware of the presentation and do not mistake it for an emergency situation,” said Mike Medders, UT Tyler chief of police.

Medders also has notified city law enforcement officials.

For additional information, contact Hannah Buchanan, 903.565.5769.

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