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      Michigan universities fall short on safety guidelines

      A published report says Michigan's colleges and universities are inconsistent about practicing lockdowns and conducting other safety drills.

      The results of a two-month investigation published Tuesday by MLive.com (http://bit.ly/12LaQ17 ) found Michigan State University drills its dormitories regularly, while the University of Michigan does so less. The type and number of drills vary widely at other schools.

      The report follows December's school massacre in Newtown, Conn.

      For Michigan schools with students in kindergarten through 12th grade, state law changed in 2006 to require six fire drills, two lockdown drills and two tornado drills. For colleges and universities, the requirement is eight fire drills and two tornado drills.

      The Bureau of Fire Services says fire and tornado drills are required in college academic buildings, as well as dormitories and university-owned apartments.