Active Shooter/Gun Shots

Active Shooter

  • Contact Public Safety 651-962-5555 as soon as possible.
  • Provide a description of the person, nature of behavior, and the last known location of the person.
  • Public Safety will immediately notify police.
  • Do not pull any fire alarm in an attempt to alert other people of the incident or to frighten the suspect

Options for you to consider with an Active Shooter Situation

Run. When an active shooter is in your vicinity:

  • If there is an escape path, attempt to evacuate.
  • Evacuate whether others agree to or not.
  • Leave your belongings behind.
  • Help others escape if possible.
  • Prevent others from entering the area.
  • Call Public Safety at 651-962-5555 when you are safe.

Hide.  If you cannot evacuate or get out safely, you need to find a place to hide, remain quiet and calm.

  • Act quickly and quietly.
  • Try to secure your hiding place the best you can. It should be out of the shooter’s view, provide protection if shots are fired in your direction, and not trap or restrict your options for movement.
  • Turn out lights, and if possible, remember to lock doors.
  • Lock and/or blockade the door.
  • Silence your cell phone.
    • Hide behind large objects.
    • Remain very quiet.

 Fight. As a last resort, and only if your life is in danger:

  • Attempt to incapacitate the shooter.
  • Act with physical aggression.
  • Improvise weapons.
  • Commit to your actions.

When law enforcement arrives:

    • Remain calm and follow instructions.
    • Keep your hands visible at all times.
    • Avoid pointing or yelling.
    • Know that help for the injured is on its way.

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Hear or See Gun Shots

  • Contact Public Safety 651-962-5555 as soon as possible.
  • Provide a location of shots and, if known, a description of the shooter, any injuries and condition of person who has been shot, if known.
  • If in the area of the shooter, take cover behind cement or solid items (in newer buildings most interior walls are sheetrock and don’t provide the required protection).
  • Use furniture or heavy items for protection.
  • Shut off lights.
  • Stay away from windows and out of sight.
  • Assist others if possible.
  • Stay quiet – do not draw attention to yourself.