Active Shooter: RUN, HIDE, FIGHT

These Actions May Save Your Life or The Lives of Others

An active shooter / attacker is an individual actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a confined and populated area. In most cases, active shooters / attackers use a firearm and choose their victims at random.

Active shooter / attacker situations change quickly and unfold rapidly. To stop a shooter and minimize harm, immediate deployment of law enforcement and communications resources is critical.

UNK Police and the university’s Emergency Operations Team are trained to respond to active shooter / attacker situations. Campus police also train with other law enforcement agencies on a coordinated response to this type of an incident.

The following outlines guidance to faculty, staff and students who may be caught in an active shooter / attacker situation and describes what to expect from responding police officers and other campus officials.

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