Active Shooter/Armed Aggressor
On campus grounds
When an active shooter is actively causing deadly harm or the threat of imminent deadly harm to people on campus grounds, you must immediately “Secure-in-Place” or seek cover and call Public Safety. Give as many details as possible: your name, location, number of assailants and other pertinent information.
- Run away from the threat if you can, as fast as you can.
- Do not run in a straight line. Use buildings, trees, shrubs and cars as cover.
- If you get away from the immediate area of danger, report the incident to Public Safety and warn others.
- If you decide to hide, take into consideration the area in which you are hiding. Will you be found? Can you lock yourself in as a means of protection?
- If the person is causing death or serious injury to others and you are unable to run or hide, you may choose to play dead if other victims are around you. If hiding or playing dead, do not give away your position or stand up until told to do so by Public Safety (police).
Outside of your building
If an active shooter is actively causing deadly harm or the threat of imminent deadly harm to people outside of your building, you must immediately “Secure-in-Place” or seek cover and call Public Safety. Give as many details as possible: your name, location, number of assailants, and other pertinent information.
- Turn off all the lights, close and lock all windows and doors. If you cannot lock the door, try to block or barricade the door with desks and chairs.
- If you can do so safely, get all occupants on the floor and out of the line of fire.
- If you can do so safely, move to the core area of the building and remain there until police tell you it is safe to leave. Do not respond to commands until you are certain they are issued by a police officer.