Survivor of Virginia Tech mass shooting shares experience with UK students

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT)- A survivor of the 2007 mass shooting at Virginia Tech, shared her experience with students at the University of Kentucky Wednesday night.

Kristina Anderson was shot three times in one of the classrooms at Virginia Tech.

She helped create a new app called "Live Safe" which is designed to help keep students and staff safe on campus.

UK started using the app earlier this year.
Anderson said she wants students to be more aware of their surroundings a lesson she says she learned at Virginia Tech.

"As you're kind of going around campus, or your dorm, or your residence, if you see things that aren't in the right place, or someone who doesn't really belong there, trusting that gut reaction to report that, to call the police, or use things like the livesafe app, like what we were talking about as well, to send it in anonymously," Anderson said.

The "Live Safe" app is free for students and staff members to use.
It allows people to connect directly to UK police and even send in tips through text, pictures, audio, or video.



 
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