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Active Shooter


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General Information:

  • If you can safely leave the area, do so. Leave your belongings behind and help others escape, if possible.
  • Call 911, if safe to do so, to alert police to the active shooter’s location.
  • If you cannot speak, leave the line open and allow the dispatcher to listen.
  • Follow the instructions of any police officers.
  • Take action against the active shooter only as a last resort and only when your life is in imminent danger.
  • If you know of someone who is unable to understand, see, or hear this message, please tell them about it.

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