Active Shooter

In the event of an active shooter, here are some steps you can take:

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  • When an active shooter is in your vicinity.
  • If there is an escape path, attempt to evacuate
  • Evacuate whether others agree to or not
  • Leave your belongings behind
  • Help others escape if possible
  • Prevent others from entering the area
  • Call to 911 when you are safe


  • If an evacuation is not possible, find a place to hide without restricting your escape options
  • Lock and/or barricade the door
  • Silence your cell phone
  • Hide behind large objects to provide protection and remain out of the shooter's view
  • Remain very quiet


  • As a last resort, and only if your life is in danger.
  • Attempt to incapacitate the shooter
  • Act with physical aggression
  • Find and use Improvise weapons
  • Commit to your actions