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2022-23 Lockdown / Active Shooter Protocol
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
  • Remain calm
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
  • Yelling
  • Committing to your actions
Key Points
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.).
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