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  • Have an escape route in mind. Leave your belongings behind. Evacuate regardless of whether others agree to follow.
  • Help others escape if possible. Do not attempt to move the wounded. Prevent others from entering an area where the active shooter may be.


  • Hide in an area out of the shooters view. Lock door or block entry to your hiding place. Silence your cell phone (including vibrate) and remain quiet.


  • Fight as a last resort only when your life is in imminent danger.
  • Attempt to incapacitate the shooter.
  • Act with as much physical aggression as possible.
  • Improvise weapons or throw items at the shooter
  • Commit to your actions… Your life depends on it.


When Law Enforcement Arrives

  • Remain calm and follow instructions.
  • Drop items in hands. Raise hands and spread fingers. Keep hands visible at all times.
  • Avoid quick movements toward officers such as holding on to them for safety.
  • Avoid pointing, screaming or yelling.
  • Do not ask questions when evacuating.

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