If a situation involving a violent attacker armed with a deadly weapon is taking place on campus, University community members will be instructed to lockdown.
What is a lockdown?
A lockdown involves a series of measures that are intended to minimize risk to students and staff until civil authorities are able to take control of the situation.
During a lockdown, you must remain inside the building you’re in when you were advised of the incident. If you’re outside, seek safety by entering the nearest building and stay inside until further notice. Find a place to hide and remain quiet. Make a plan and prepare to protect or defend yourself by any means.
If an active attacker armed with a deadly weapon is in your immediate vicinity, remember from the section above to RUN-HIDE-DEFEND.
When is a lockdown necessary?
Emergencies that require you to lockdown include violent armed situations occurring on campus:
- Active attacker (on campus)
Know your area! Get acquainted with your nearest escape routes, and keep an eye out for hiding places in and around the areas you frequent most.