An Active Shooter can be defined as an armed person(s) (i.e., handgun, rifle, etc.) who has used deadly physical force on other person(s) and continues to do so while having unrestricted access to additional victims.
Every active shooter situation is unpredictable and will require individual judgment and alterations given unique circumstance of each situation. However, below are basic recommendations to follow to help protect in these situations.
An active shooter situation will be announced to the campus as
"ACTIVE SHOOTER on campus".
The campus will make all attempts to notify campus utilizing
- Pointer Alerts
- text message
- computer pop-ups screens
- announcement over residence hall public address system (Main campus only)
- verbal or other, and notification via available speaker systems (through the fire alarms) in those buildings equipped with such systems
Voice commands from responding emergency personnel shall be followed at all times. However, if you are not under the direction of emergency response personnel and you hear the term
ACTIVE SHOOTER announced or made otherwise aware of an active shooter take the follow steps depending upon your location and the given circumstances listed in the scenarios below: