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What to Do in the Event of an Active Shooter


In the event of an active shooter:

  • Attempt to evacuate the premises if there is an accessible escape path.
  • Leave your belongings behind.
  • Prevent individuals from entering an area where the active shooter may be.
  • Follow the instructions of any police officers.
  • Find a place to hide if evacuation is not possible.
  • Be out of the active shooter’s view.
  • Provide protection if shots are fired in your direction (i.e., an office with a closed and a locked door).
  • Silence your cell phone and/or pager.
  • Blockade the door with heavy furniture to prevent the active shooter from entering your hiding place.
  • Keep in mind that the shooter is at large, and be vigilant.
  • Monitor the media and other sources for updates from authorities.