CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Students aren't on campus yet, but administrators and safety experts at UNC Charlotte are planning for the year ahead.
On Wednesday several law enforcement agencies held a mock bomb scare to practice the steps they'd take to keep students safe in the event of a large scale scare. Officers with the FBI, ATF, Charlotte Fire Department and CMPD all worked with university administrators to create a scenario that included a robotic bomb detonator, bomb sniffing dogs and a fake bomb.
"This would be rare, but it is something we should practice. Unfortunately there have been bomb issues at college stadiums in the nation in the past," said UNC Charlotte Police Chief Jeff Baker.
Throughout the year, UNC Charlotte and universities throughout the UNC system, also have FBI agents assigned to each campus as liaisons.
"In the case that something were to occur, they'd be familiar with operations, layout within the university and who work with and who to talk to," said Chris Gonyar, a UNC Charlotte safety expert.