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In The Event Of A Shooter - RUN, HIDE, FIGHT


IF YOU RECEIVE A WARNING OF A SHOOTING ON CAMPUS:

 

RUN

If safe to do so, leave the building or area as quickly and safely as possible. Once you reach safety, call the Department of Public Safety at 808-675-3503 or call 911 with the following info:

1) Location

2) Number of shooters, physical description and clothing

3) Type of weapon(s)

4) Potential victims

HIDE

If you are unable to leave the building, go to a room that can be closed, locked or barricaded by using available materials and furniture.

  • Close window blinds or curtains. Turn off the lights. Silence your phones
  • If you cannot reach a securable room, look cautiously for a safe nearby location that provides cover
  • Be out of active shooter's view. Silence your phones
  • Do not move from your safe space until it is safe or you receive direct communication from Public Safety or Law Enforcement

FIGHT

As a last resort, and only when your life is in imminent danger, attempt to disrupt and act as aggressively as possible against the shooter by:

  • Throwing items and improvising weapons
    i.e. spray a Fire Extinguisher in the face as the suspect enters the room, strike with a stick, chair, etc.
  • Yelling/shouting
     
  • Commit to incapacitate the shooter by your actions


WHEN LAW ENFORCEMENT ARRIVES:

  • Remain calm and follow the officers' instructions
  • ​Keep your hands visible at all times
  • Avoid making quick movements towards officers or trying to hold on to them for safety