He added this is the first incident of this kind the company has had since it was launched in 2005. Mobile Campus has about 10 employees in its Atlanta headquarters, as well as representatives at some of the universities they serve. According to the company's Web site, it currently serves 16 campuses across the country and has more than 150,000 cell phone numbers in its database.
In the wake of the 2007 Virginia Tech University shooting, UF began requiring students to submit their cell phone numbers for emergency notification purposes.
Many universities across the country also use text-messaging as a means for notifying students and staff of campus emergencies.
Wednesday night Virginia Tech used their messaging system to warn students to stay put while police investigated a fatal stabbing on campus.