Finding yourself in an active shooter situation can cause extreme panic and disorientation.
But if you know what to do ahead of time, your chances of surviving this type of emergency situation
are greatly increased.
Have an escape route and plan in mind. Help others escape if possible.
Leave your belongings behind.
Keep your hands visible.
Lock and barricade doors.
Do not huddle together as it makes one easy target.
Silence your cell phone (including vibrate mode) and remain quiet.
Fighting is a last resort to be used only when your life is in imminent danger.
Attempt to incapacitate the active shooter.
Find an object to use as a weapon. Act with as much physical aggression as possible
Information you Should Provide to the 9-1-1 Operator
Clarify if you are on Western Kentucky University Campus
Location of the active shooter
Number of shooters, if more than one
Physical description of shooter(s)
Number and type of weapons held by the shooter(s)
Number of potential victims at the location
How to React When Law Enforcement Arrives
Remain calm, and follow officers instructions
Immediately raise hands and spread fingers
Keep hands visible at all times
Avoid making quick movements toward officers such as attempting to hold on to them for safety
Avoid pointing, screaming and/or yelling
Do not stop to ask officers for help or direction when evacuating, just proceed in
the direction from which officers are entering the premises
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