What should I do?
Hostile Intruder Outside on the Campus Grounds
- If you are inside a building, follow the instructions above (lock yourself in a classroom, office or residence hall room) and follow the seven emergency response steps.
- If you are outside:
1. Run away from the threat, if you can, as fast as you can. 2. Do not run in a straight line.
3. Keep vehicles, bushes, trees or anything that could possibly block your view from the hostile person(s) while you are running.
4. If you can get away from the immediate area of danger, summon help and warn others.
5. If you decide to hide, take into consideration the area in which you are hiding. Will I be found there? Is this really a good spot to remain hidden?
6. If the person(s) are causing death or serious physical injury to others and you are unable to run or hide you may choose to play dead if other victims are around you.
7. The last option you have if caught in an open area outside may be to fight back. This is dangerous, but depending on your situation, this could be your last option.
8. If the intruder catches you and you are not going to fight back, do not look the intruder in the eyes and obey all commands.
9. Once Public Safety or local law enforcement officials arrive obey all commands. This may involve being handcuffed or made to put your hands in the air. This is done for safety reasons and once circumstances are evaluated by the police, they will give you further directions to follow.
- Follow the seven emergency response steps.