Recent instances of campus violence across the country highlight the importance of creating a response and preparedness plan, and unfortunately illustrate that no campus is immune from the dangers from these acts of terror.
According to an FBI analysis, the average active shooter incident lasts 12 minutes with 37% of incidents lasting less than 5 minutes. Victims are often chosen at random.
In the event of an active shooter situation, your three courses of action are to RUN, HIDE or FIGHT.
The initial police officers’ primary mission is to stop the shooter. The first officers on scene will not stop to provide first aid or comfort victims. Initial responders may push bystanders down on the ground or out of the way.