An active shooter scenario is a rapidly changing situation. The guidelines below should be considered during this type of emergency, but your specific situation may require deviation from these suggestions. USE COMMON SENSE.
If escape is possible:
- If it is safe to escape from the building, do so.
- Seek cover far away from the building, keeping solid objects, a car, a tree, another building, etc, between you and the gunman whenever possible.
- Dial 911 when you are a safe distance away.
- Be mindful of approaching Emergency Vehicles and obey all directions given to you by Law Enforcement Personnel (LEP).
If you can not escape:
- Upon learning of a gunman in the building, immediately close and lock your office door. If possible, barricade the door with furniture, desks, filing cabinets, etc. Call 911. Then call Chancellor’s Office (507-258-8001) or Premier Security (507-281-4952) to initiate the lockdown of classrooms.
- In classrooms, if possible, call 911. Then call the Chancellor’s Office (507-258-8001) or Premier Security (507-281-4952) to initiate the lockdown of the classrooms.
- If you can do so safely, allow others to take shelter with you.
- Remember the safety of the many vs. the safety of the few.
- Rescue attempts should only be made if they do not endanger the lives of those already in a secured area.
- The shooter may bang on the door and yell for help as a way to entice you to open the door.
- When in doubt, do NOT open the door.
- Block interior windows and/or close interior blinds whenever possible.
- Turn off all radios/speakers and computer monitors and silence cell phones.
- Place signs in exterior windows to identify the location of injured persons.
- After securing the room, all occupants should take cover where they can not be seen.
- Choose a location that may offer additional protection behind desks, filing cabinets, or walls.
- Occupants should NOT group together. Remain spread apart.
- Dial 911 if it is safe to do so. Give your location and a description of the shooter.
- Remember that responding Law Enforcement Personnel (LEP) will not know whether or not you are a threat.
- FOLLOW ALL DIRECTIONS FROM LEP.
- Do not make sudden moves around LEP.
- Keep hands visible and empty at all times near LEP.
- LEP may order you to keep your hands on your head, search you, or point their guns at you.
- Remember that LEP will not treat the injured nor evacuate civilians until they are sure the threat is neutralized. Remain calm and stay still until LEP tells you to move.
NEVER ENDANGER YOUR PERSONAL SAFETY
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