Indiana University says alert system glitch fixed

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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Indiana University officials say glitches found during a test of its text messaging alert system have been fixed.

University officials activated the IU-Notify emergency notification system on Thursday during statewide tests as part of Severe Weather Preparedness Week. That IU system sends emails and text messages about emergency alerts to students and employees.

Bloomington campus emergency management director Debbi Fletcher says an attempt to streamline the process caused some messages to be sent incorrectly.

Fletcher tells The Herald-Times that the problem was fixed for the “all-clear” message that was sent a few minutes later to those on the 42,000-student campus. She says Thursday’s test accomplished its purpose of identifying problems. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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