Active Shooter

Please adhere to response procedures below for responding to an Active Shooter in your building. If you can evacuate the area, please do so in as safe a manner as possible.

Secure your immediate area:

  • Lock and/or barricade doors with any available object(s) (chairs, tables, desks, etc)
  • Turn off lights
  • Close blinds
  • Block windows
  • Turn off computer monitors
  • Keep occupants calm, quiet, and out of sight by laying low to the ground
  • Keep yourself out of sight and take adequate cover/protection (i.e. concrete walls, desks, chairs, tables, filing cabinets, etc.). Such cover may protect you from injury
  • Silence cell phones
  • Place signs in exterior windows to identify the location of injured persons

Contacting Authorities:

  • Dial 911 or 9-9-1-1 from any campus telephone. Be aware that the 911 system will likely be overwhelmed.

What to Report:

  • Your specific location- building name and office/room number
  • Number of people at your specific location
  • Injuries- number injured, types of injuries
  • Assailant(s)- location, number of suspects, race/gender, clothing description, physical features, type of weapon(s) (long gun or hand gun), backpack, shooter’s identity if known, separate explosions from gunfire, etc