If there is an accessible escape route, attempt to evacuate the area.
Have an escape route and plan in mind
Evacuate regardless of whether others agree to follow
Leave your belongings behind
Help others, if possible. Lead students to a safe location if is safe to evacuate
Once safe, prevent others from entering the unsafe area
Keep your hands visible (this is important if law enforcement is on site)
Follow the directions of law enforcement
Do not attempt to move wounded people
Call 911 when you are safe
When incident has cleared, report that you, and those with you are safe
If you are in an office/classroom and cannot safely evacuate, secure the door and barricade
If you are in a hallway, get into a room, secure the door, and barricade. Staff members should quickly direct any students into the nearest room.
If you are in a restroom that has an inside lock, secure it. If not, get down on the floor or find a location in the room that cannot be seen from the entry door. Do not leave this location until instructed by admin or law enforcement
Anyone in the immediate vicinity of the threatening activity (i.e. campus invasion, person with a gun or weapon, etc.) should lie flat and still on the ground until it is safe to move, flee, or until VERBAL instructions are provided
Find a place to hide where the shooter is less likely to find you:
Be out of the active shooter’s view
Turn off the lights
Spread out in the room, do not group together
Provide protection if shots are fired in your direction (i.e. barricades, closed door, desks, chairs, etc.)
Do not trap yourself or restrict options for movement
Silence your cell phone, but if possible, keep line to 911 open
Silence any source of noise
As a last resort, and only when your life is in imminent danger, attempt to disrupt, and/or incapacitate the active shooter by:
Acting as aggressively as possible against him/her
Throwing items and improvising weapons
Committing to your actions
Staff members and students are to remain on lockdown status until law enforcement or administration unlocks the door.
DO NOT follow any bells once in lockdown.
No one should leave a class/secured area unless Admin has sent instructions that it is allowable (for water, restroom, etc.).