Go to the gym
If it's safer to leave campus, we'll coordinate departure from there.
If it's safer to shelter at the gym, that's what we'll do.
Bring backpack, meds, empty bladder.
Do not leave the campus solo
Wait for official word about whether to stay or go.
We may need to use the seats in your car.
If time is short you're safer here
Gym has housed us safely before. Leaving late can be dangerous.
Duck & Cover
away from windows, falling objects, power lines, building perimeters
Check in at dorm assembly area, then go to Lovik Field
and if safe to get them, bring your meds
Food, shelter, medical
The very basics will be available ASAP
If trapped, BANG on something
That sound travels better, and you won't get worn out shouting
If door HOT, stay in room
or exit thru window if possible
If door COOL, open slightly
to check for smoke
If SMOKE, stay in room
and use towels, etc to cover openings
If no smoke, close door behind you and go to assembly area
(pull alarm en route)
Escape away from the sounds of gunshots.
Stay low and away from windows. Cautiously check before turning corners.
Lock the door if possible or use heavy objects to barricade door. Stay low.
Gather near doorway but not in line of sight upon opening.
Work together to surprise and “dog-pile” the shooter. Active responses have proven far more effective than passive.
Medical / Psychological
or Public Safety
if not life-threatening
Stay with victim
keep them as comfortable and stable as possible
and be prepared to communicate key info to responders (ID, medical need, etc)
Never use candles
Use flashlights instead
to prevent surge when power restored
Minimize movement in the dark
Library, DC and Gym may have backup power in case it's safe to find your way there
They need to know you'll listen.
Discuss specific intentions openly.
Don't argue; and don't leave them.
Take threat seriously
Don't assume they won't do it,
but don't assume they can't be stopped.
Call Public Safety
If they have a plan, the means, a lethal method, and a time in mind, they need intervention now.
Practice good personal hygiene
. This is the single most effective thing you can do to prevent illness.
Prepare a Cold & Flu Kit
Get immunization shots
when the vaccines become available.
DO NOT go to class or to work
if you get symptoms. Stay in your room (or if feasible go home) until 24 hours after your unmedicated fever is gone.