If you find yourself involved in an active shooter situation, remain calm and use these guidelines to help you plan a strategy for survival.
Active Shooter outside your Building
If an active shooter is outside your building:
You need to SECURE IN PLACE (these will be the words used in a text from Public Safety through the Ball State emergency alert system).
Active Shooter inside your Building
If an active shooter is in the same building you are:
If you decide to move from your current location, be sure to follow the instructions outlined below in the section “Fleeing During An Active Shooter Situation.”
Active Shooter in the Classroom
If an active shooter enters your office or classroom:
If there is absolutely no opportunity of escape or hiding, it might be possible to negotiate with the shooter.
Attempting to overpower the shooter with force should be considered a very last resort and only after all other options have been exhausted.
If the shooter leaves the area, proceed immediately to a safer place.
Do not touch anything that was in the area of the shooter because of possible explosives being left and crucial evidence being lost.
Fleeing During An Active Shooter Situation
No matter what the circumstances, if you decide to flee during an active shooter situation, make sure you have a plan and escape route in mind.
What to Expect from Responding Police Officers
Police officers responding to an active shooter are trained to proceed immediately to the area where the shots were last heard.
Their purpose is to stop the shooting as quickly as possible.
View the Campus Safety Training Video: Shots Fired on Campus for more information on how to be prepared.
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