Getting answers about VA Medical Center security

VA Medical Center
VA Medical Center. (WDTN Photo)

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – We’re asking questions about security in the wake of Monday’s shooting at the VA Medical Center Monday.

VA officials say its campus was put on lock down immediately after the incident.

They say they made an announcement over the loud speaker, sent out an e-mail and activated a system, known as VA-PAS, or the personnel accountabililty system, which allows staff to check in on computers or mobile devices.

One man we talked to says not everyone received those warnings.

The man, who is not an employee, asked not to be shown on camera, but says he was in one of the buildings when he got a phone call from a family member alerting him to the situation.

He says he walked outside and passed an officer in body armor carrying a rifle, but was never told to get inside.

“Given today’s day and age, would you expect more? Yes, especially on a VA facility. You asked me was it okay to come on the VA, yeah, any one can come on the VA. You can just drive on there. It’s not secure. It’s not a secure facility.”

And he says that is a problem.

VA officials confirmed that there are no metal detectors on campus provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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