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Active Shooter

Once known, an active shooter situation will be announced to the UW-Stevens Point Community as "CODE REACT - ACTIVE SHOOTER ON CAMPUS." the campus will make all attempts to notify campus utilizing email, full-screen computer pop-ups, verbal or other notifications via available speaker systems in those buildings equipped with such systems or other means. 

If you are in the affected building and able to escape the shooter's area and able to exit building:

  • Exit the building immediately using the nearest exit or window (if safe), move to a safe location. 

  • Warn others on way out of emergency and need to exit immediately. 

  • Call 911 or UW-Stevens Point University Police and Security Services (715-346-3456), once you have reached a safe location. 

  • If the police have already responded when evacuating, follow their orders exactly and answer their questions. 



If you are in the affected building and able to escape the shooter's immediate area but unable to exit the building:

  • As soon as possible go to a safe location away from the violence and danger. Notify anyone you may encounter to do the same. 

  • Go to the nearest room or office that is safe and lock the door if able. Draw window shades if available. Barricade the entrance if possible with desks, chairs, etc. Do not answer the door. 

  • Call 911 or UW-Stevens Point University Police and Security Services (715-346-3456) if safe to do so. 

  • Turn off lights, go to the back of the room and remain quiet. Stay down at ground level (kneel or lay down). Take protective cover under a desk or other location. Stay away from windows and doors. Think of a plan of action if the shooter enters your room. 

  • Wait until police respond and provide direction. 


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