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Active Shooter Emergency
- An active shooter is an individual actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a confined and populated area; in most cases, active shooters use firearms and there is no pattern or method to their selection of victims.
- If you are in an office or classroom, stay there and secure the door. If you are in a hallway, get into a room and secure the door.
- CALL 911 WHEN IT IS SAFE TO DO SO!
- If you are or someone you know is in an emergency, call 911 immediately.
- If you are in crisis or are experiencing difficult or suicidal thoughts, call the National Suicide Hotline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).
- If you are uncomfortable talking on the phone, you can also text NAMI to 741-741 to be connected to a free, trained crisis counselor on the Crisis Text Line.
- Remain calm and assess the situation; make notation of the incident and stay with the victim.
- Call 911 or any Emergency Medical Services (EMS).
- Send word to the person designated to handle emergencies (Chief of Police or Dean of Students).
- Remain calm.
- Notify authorities immediately: notify the president and call 9-1-1 or your local law enforcement if no facility supervisor is available.
- For threats made via phone:Keep the caller on the line as long as possible. DO NOT HANG UP, even if the caller does.
- If possible, signal or pass a note to other staff to listen and help notify authorities.
- Write down as much information as possible—caller ID number, exact wording of threat, type of voice or behavior, etc.—that will aid investigators.
- Record the call if possible.
- If a threat is made to you or to an individual around you, always report it immediately to an adult in charge (dorm supervisor, faculty, staff, administrator).
- Get as much detail as possible about the person threatening (name and description).
- Stay calm and walk away if you can.
Missing Student or Death
- If someone who usually attends class or always stays in the dorm does not show up in a few days and there is no communication, notify the Dean of Students if you have concerns he or she may be missing. A full incident report and investigation will be initiated.
- In the case of the death of a student, remain calm and notify the first immediate faculty, staff, or administrator. The campus police and local authorities will be contacted.
- Counselors are on campus in the case of any grievance situation.