In the event this incident occurs, all faculty and staff may be requested to assist in the following:
1.Notify emergency response personnel as soon as possible and assist them in staging in a safe location.
2.Follow the written Emergency Plan in rendering your classroom or area safe.
3.Evacuate victims/potential victims away from the incident and to safe area if directed by emergency responders.
4.When safe, evacuate victims/potential victims away from the incident and to a safe area and assist if requested to provide emergency medical care for injured.
When the shooting begins or you are advised that a shooting on campus has taken place, you should do the following in any order or simultaneously:
· GET OUT: If you decide to flee, make sure you can do it safely and have an escape route and plan in mind
· CALL OUT: Call Campus Police at 323-3333 or 911. Do not hang up on the dispatcher until told to do so. The following information should be provided to the dispatcher:
o Your name and exact location
o The exact location of the suspect(s) including building, type of building, classroom, etc.
o Describe the shooter if possible; clothing will help police locate
o Where is the shooter now, where did you last see them, or what is their direction of travel.
o Type of weapon if known, (Rifle, shotgun, handgun, etc., or explosive devices)
o Tell the dispatcher if there are injuries or if anyone needs medical attention.
· HIDE OUT:
o Get everyone to lie down away from windows of “Fields of Fire”
o Silence cell phones, close blinds, turn off lights, stay on the floor, and don’t peek out doors or windows.
o Spread out, huddling together makes for a better target.
o If in hallway, look for an unlocked room to hid in.
· HELP OUT:
o Identify those that may need assistance and help them
o Identify these people before an emergency occurs and have a plan to assist.
· KEEP OUT:
o Lock classroom doors if possible. If doors cannot be locked, barricade with desk or tables.
o Do not pull fire alarms or evacuate rooms or buildings … unless directed by emergency responders.
o Follow ALERTUS directions (Critical Incident Monitors have been trained to notify classroom occupants.)
· TAKE OUT:
o This should be considered the very last resort.
o If there is absolutely no other opportunity for escape or survival. o You must be committed to this action.