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Campus safety a priority for Angelina College students after Lone Star College stabbings

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Wednesday Angelina College students returned to classes with the tragedy at Lone Star College fresh on their minds.

"When you're not safe on campus, where are you safe at?" said student Atlantis Osborn.

14 people were injured during Tuesday's campus attack, 20-year-old student Dylan Quick has been charged with three counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

Angelina College President Larry Phillips says acts of violence are shocking and saddening but can happen anywhere.

"It's not just schools, its schools, churches, military bases, auditoriums, shopping malls, all those," said Larry Phillips, Angelina College President.

Angelina College officials say emergency plans are in place, including an emergency telephone system and classroom projectors that flash emergency messages.

 But students say everyone is responsible for their own safety.

"You have to guard yourself at all times, you have to be aware of what could happen," said Amanda Wesley, student.

Students say they're not going to be paranoid about campus violence but the issue is always in the back of their minds.

"Nothing like that should ever happen, but it happened and it's nothing we can do to control that," said Joey Champion.

"You never know when that's going to happen, its best to not think about it until necessary," said Jesika Esteves.

For now students are shifting focus from the tragedy to pursuing their educational goals.

"Just focus on school and get your work done," said Champion.

 Angelina College officials say the school has never had to use emergency lockdown measures and they hope to keep it that way.

 School officials say they are working on getting a campus texting system to notify students of any emergency situations.

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