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The Reflection

Emergency Alert System Tested Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018

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At 2:18 p.m. on Wednesday, October 3, an alert was sent to all phones turned on in the United States. This alert was from President Trump, testing  a new warning system to get information regarding public safety out to the American people faster.

“Informed citizenry… it’s going to be better, it’s going to  be better off, it’s going to be safer, and it’s going to make better choices in the end,” GLHS English teacher Christy Connellee said.

Intended to protect American lives, concerns been have raised in the media regarding that the government having access to all the active phones in the United States and if this is a violation of the privacy given to US citizens by the 1st Amendment. 

Some people also expressed concerns that the alert may be too similar to an AMBER Alert, including GLHS science teacher Anne Flynn .

Picture of Phone, courtesy of Austin Miller.

“The alert seemed a lot like an AMBER Alert, and I understand why it’s important, I just hope it’s used responsibly,” GLHS science teacher Anne Flynn said.


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