- Program the Security emergency number into your cell phone: 281.425.6888
- Think about escape routes from an active shooter or any other emergency situation.
- If possible, stay out of the shooter’s sight.
- Dial 911 from a personal phone or 9.911 from any campus phone.
- If it is safe to do so, remove yourself from the area; if not remain inside.
If you cannot escape to safety:
- Get to a secure place. Lock all doors. Use objects from your surroundings to make a barricade against the door (i.e., chairs, tables, desks etc.).
- Turn off lights and computer monitors; close any blinds or cover windows.
- Remain calm and quiet. Lie out of view on the floor if possible.
- Silence all electronic devices and cell phones.
- If it can be done safely, place a white piece of paper in your window. This alerts the police that someone is in that area and injured.
- If possible, staying in a group is safer than being isolated.
- Keep room secure until an all-clear has been given.
Take note and know what to report:
- If possible, make note of your location — building name and office or room number.
- Number of people at that location.
- Number of injured and the types of injuries.
- If known, report the active shooter’s location, race and gender, physical and clothing description, and type of weapon(s) the shooter has.
- Only attempt to incapacitate the active shooter if you can safety do so without harm to yourself or others, and only if your life is in imminent danger.
When police arrive:
- Follow instructions from law enforcement officers.
- Leave personal items behind, and keep your hands raised for visibility.
- Remain calm and quiet.
- Upon request, assist authorities with the investigation by giving them detailed information regarding the situation.