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Active Shooter

PROFILE OF AN ACTIVE SHOOTER

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(s) and there is no pattern or method to their selection of victims. Active shooter situations are unpredictable and evolve quickly.

HOW TO RESPOND WHEN AN ACTIVE SHOOTER IS IN YOUR VICINITY

1.Run

2.Hide

3.Fight

1.Run

(i) Have an escape route and plan in mind.
(ii) Leave your belongings behind.
(iii) Keep your hands visible.
“CALL 999, KU SECURITY OFFICE: 0725 471487 / 0723 3772305 AND FIRE EMERGENCY: 0721 820724 / 0721 813481 WHEN SAFE TO DO SO”

2.Hide

(i)  Hide in an area out of the shooter’s view.
(ii)  Block entry to your hiding place and lock the doors.
(iii) Silence your cellphone and / or pagers.
“CALL 999, KU SECURITY OFFICE: 0725 471487 / 0723 3772305 AND FIRE EMERGENCY: 0721 820724 / 0721 813481 WHEN SAFE TO DO SO”.

3.Fight

(i)    As a last resort and only when your life is in imminent danger.
(ii)   Attempt to incapacitate the shooter.
(iii)  Act with physical aggression and throw items at the Active Shooter.
“CALL 999, KU SECURITY OFFICE: 0725 471487 / 0723 3772305 AND FIRE EMERGENCY: 0721 820724 / 0721 813481 WHEN SAFE TO DO SO”

HOW TO RESPOND WHEN LAW ENFORCEMENT ARRIVES

a.Remain calm and follow instructions.
b.Put down any items in your hands (i.e. bags, jackets).
c.Raise hands visible at all times.
d.Avoid quick movements towards officers such as holding on to them for safety.
e.Avoid pointing, screaming or yelling.
f.Do not stop officers for help or direction when evacuating.

INFORMATION YOU SHOULD PROVIDE TO LAW ENFORCEMENT, 999 OR CAMPUS HOTLINES

a.Location of the active shooter.
b.Number of shooters.
c.Physical description of shooters.
d.Number and type of weapons held by shooters.
e.Numbers of potential victims in the location.