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Shooting Incident

Lockdown

USU Police Active Shooter Guide

  • LOCK YOURSELF IN YOUR OFFICE AND TURN OFF LIGHTS. Close windows and remain quiet.
  • Silence cell phones.
  • Do not let anyone into a locked room until area is deemed cleared by authorities.
  • Do not block the access to an exit.
  • Call 9-1-1. Provide as much information as possible about the incident.

Armed Individual

If you witness any armed individual on campus at any time, immediately dial 9-1-1 and give the location of the individual and a complete description if possible.

If the individual is outside a building:

  • Turn off all lights and close and lock all doors and windows.
  • Dial 9-1-1 and give them the location of the individual and a description (sex, race, height, weight, hair color, clothing descriptions, etc.).
  • If you can do so safely, get everyone down on the floor and out of the line of fire.
  • Move to a core area of the building if safe to do so. Remain there until an “all clear” instruction is given by law enforcement.

If the individual is inside a building:

  • If it is possible and safe to do so, flee the building to a safe location.
  • Dial 9-1-1 and give them the location of the individual and a description (sex, race, height, weight, hair color, clothing descriptions, etc.).
  • If flight is impossible, lock all doors and secure yourself in your office .
  • If you are in a classroom without a lock on the doors, use furniture to block the door.
  • Get everyone down on the floor or under a desk and remain silent (silence your cell phones).
  • Wait for the “all clear” instruction from law enforcement.

If the individual comes into your class or office:

  • There is no one procedure that authorities can recommend in this situation. Every situation is unique.
  • Attempt to alert others of the problem and dial 9-1-1 if that seems practical. Give dispatch a description of the individual (sex, race, height, weight, hair color, clothing description, etc.).
  • Use common sense! If hiding or fleeing is impossible attempt to negotiate with the individual, listen to them, and try to give them what they want.
  • Attempting to overcome the armed individual with force is a last resort that should only be initiated in the most extreme circumstances.
  • Remember, there may be more than one armed individual.
  • Be careful not to make any changes to the scene of the incident. Law enforcement authorities will investigate the area later.
  • In case you must flee, do not go to the normal gathering site for your building. Get as far away from the shooting scene as possible and then contact authorities.
  • Do not return to your office until you are cleared to do so by law enforcement.