Could Being Able to Text 911 Save Lives?

When a gunman was prowling the halls of Virginia Tech University on April 16, 2007, on a shooting rampage that left 33 people dead, dozens of students and staff sent texts to 911 trying to get help. But those texts were never received, because the local 911 center -- like most across the country, including ones in major cities -- could only handle basic phone calls. An estimated 240 million calls are made to 911 in the United States each year. According to the Federal Communications...Full Story
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