Virginia Tech Shooting Survivor Introduces New Safety App

The LiveSafe smartphone application allows for students and faculty to connect with campus security.

A survivor of the 2007 Virginia Tech shooting helped to develop a new smartphone application designed to make it easier for students and faculty to interact with campus security during an emergency.

Kristina Anderson, who was a 19-year-old sophomore at the time of the shooting, is introducing LiveSafe to colleges, according to the Standard Examiner.

Students can use the emergency system when a live chat is a better option than a phone call. The app can be used to contact police in an emergency situation via chat, video, voice or photo and also has GPS tracking. It also has a feature that allows students to be tracked by family members as they make their way to their cars.

Anderson was critically wounded in the Virginia Tech attack, suffering two bullet wounds in her back and one in her foot in the shooting where 32 students and faculty members were killed. She was at Ogden-Weber Tech College in Utah Monday to introduce the app. 

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