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MATC Downtown Campus Lockdown

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Campus Alert November, 7th, 2023

MATC Downtown Campus went into lockdown at approximately 9:58 a.m. on Tuesday, November 7.

At 10:06 a.m., the announcement came that the emergency had passed.

MATC Public Safety issued an email to all students and staff at 12:01 p.m., updating them on the nature of the incident involving a disorderly person. The building was placed on lockdown solely as a safety precaution until MPD arrived to handle the incident.

Students or staff with additional questions or concerns are encouraged to check their email for more information or reach out to MATC Public Safety at 414-297-6200.

In the case of a school lockdown, students should be prepared to run, hide, or fight, depending on the best available information upon becoming aware of an incident. It is crucial to move decisively and listen to announcements over the loudspeakers and phones around campus. For more information on how to respond to a lockdown, check out a related story in the link here.

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Christopher D'Allen
Christopher D'Allen, Editor-in-Chief
My name is Christopher D'Allen and I am the Editor-in-Chief for the MATC Times, a student run paper dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in scholastic journalism. The MATC Times stands as the voice of our students and a bastion of free speech for the communiy we represent. I joined the staff in my first semester at MATC and obtained my current position at the start of Summer '23. Here I am a photography student and hold a BA in Political Science and Spanish & Latin American Studies with a minor in Democracy and Justice Studies. I have worked an Administrative Assistant, World Language Instructor, a Head Lifeguard and Resident Assistant, but have found that my passion lies in the arts. As a photographer, I challenge myself daily to find a new perspective, capture a fleeting scene and turn moments into memories. As we work to relaunch the MATC Times website and grow our staff, I want to make joining our team as positive a learning experience and beneficial a work experience as possible. I strongly believe in the power of collaboration and inclusivity. As an Editor, I actively encourage diverse perspectives. Each student's unique viewpoint enriches our storytelling and fosters a sense of unity within our community. I aim to bridge the gap between words and images, revealing the untold stories that shape our community.