Active Shooter Guide

RUN

Determine the location or general direction of the threat.

Attempt to find an escape route away from the threat.

Do not stop to retrieve personal belongings.

Warn others to escape, but do not delay your own evacuation.

Take shelter behind large, solid objects out of the line of sight of the building.

Immediately contact University of Dayton Police by dialing 937-229-2121 from a cellular telephone.   Provide as much information as possible about your location, other persons who may be exposed to the threat, and a description of the suspect(s).

HIDE

If no escape route is available, attempt to establish a barrier (locked door, stack furniture at access points, etc.) to create as much space and time delay as possible between you and the threat.

If you have access to a phone, call University of Dayton Police by dialing 911 from a university phone or 937-229-2121 from a non-campus phone.  Provide as much information as possible about your location, other persons who may be exposed to the threat, and a description of the suspect(s).

Seek concealment and cover inside of or under solid objects.

Attempt to communicate with responding emergency personnel through cell phones or visual communication if possible.

Follow instructions provided to you by emergency response personnel.

FIGHT

If the suspect locates you, your survival may depend on your reaction.

Distract and surprise the suspect.  Throw available objects at the suspect.  Yell loudly.

If there are several people present, quickly tackle the suspect and pile on. 

If the suspect has a weapon, kick it away and place a trash receptacle over it.  DO NOT PICK UP THE WEAPON.  Point the weapon out to police officers when they arrive.

Don't give up.  Adopt a survival mindset.   

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