Recently, bomb threats have forced evacuations at several colleges around the country.
Just yesterday, LSU Police made an arrest connected to a bomb threat that happened on Monday.
It has many wondering what local colleges like WKU are doing to prepare for situations like these.
Bomb threats and shootings, whether real or false alarms, can be scary for anyone on a college campus.
The method of dealing with these events has sparked national controversy in the wake of recent bomb threats at colleges like LSU and the University of Texas.
The decision to lock down or evacuate must be made quickly, and WKU police say they are prepared for either.
"It depends on if it is a bomb threat, or if it is an active shooter...what the location is. Is it better to isolate people, or better to get people out of the building, depending on size of the building...the location... that sort of thing. Most times, it's going to be an evacuation," said WKU Police Officer Mandi Johnson.
WKU experienced what turned out be be a false alarm involving an active shooter situation Oct. 22, 2008. They evacuated that area of campus and canceled classes that day.
Officer Johnson said they didn't receive much criticism for that method.
"There was a little bit of feedback, but I think for the most part, people were...I don't want to say scared, but like, oh this could really happen here," said Officer Johnson.
Current students don't seem to mind the inconvenience of an evacuation if it means saving lives.
"It's for my safety. They're going to help me. For that moment, no one cares about classes because if there's an alarm or anything, police can give you directions of where to go," said WKU freshman Mohammed Almutid.
WKU police say they monitor campus at all times, and encourage students to notify them if they see anything they think is suspicious.