DEFINITION OF AN ACTIVE SHOOTER
An Active Shooter is an individual actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a confined populated area.
ACTIVE SHOOTER INSIDE BUILDING
Individuals should use their discretion during an active-shooter incident as to whether it might be safer to evacuate or remain in place and lockdown.
1. Evacuate - If you determine that it is safe to do so:
2. Lockdown - If you determine that it is not safe to evacuate the building:
3. Eliminate the threat - If confronted by an Active Shooter, and your life is in imminent danger then as a last resort:
4. Under no circumstances should the fire alarm be activated. People may be placed in harm’s way when they are attempting to evacuate the building. Should the fire alarm sound, do not evacuate the building unless you can avoid the shooter and you determine it is safe to do so.
5. When Law Enforcement Arrives:
ACTIVE SHOOTER ON CAMPUS
If it is determined that there is a need to secure a building or buildings to protect the campus community and to prevent the escalation of an emergency situation such as an active shooter, the Chief of University Police or his designee will give the order to lockdown specific areas or the entire campus.
When instructed by the University Police or the Miner Alert System to initiate a lockdown of the campus or specific buildings the following procedure is to be implemented:
1. Building Safety Monitors are responsible for:
2. Building Occupants are responsible for:
3. If outdoors when lockdown is declared: Seek nearby shelter such as a large tree or walls.
4. Wait for instructions informing you that it is All Clear before leaving the secured area. The All Clear should be through the Miner Alert System or from a known university official.
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