While the likelihood of a shooter on campus is remote, it is best to be prepared for any situation. Armed intruder and active shooter situations are unpredictable, evolve quickly and are often over in 10-15 minutes. While law enforcement may only be minutes away, you must be prepared both mentally and physically to deal with an active shooter situation before law enforcement arrives on the scene.
You must quickly determine the most reasonable way to protect your own life. Students are encouraged to follow the lead of instructors and college staff during critical incidents prior to the arrival of local law enforcement. Review the following options:
If there is an accessible escape path, attempt to evacuate the premises. Be sure to:
If you can’t escape, find a place to hide where the shooter is less likely to find you. Your hiding place should:
To prevent a shooter from entering your hiding place
If a shooter is nearby
If escaping and hiding are not possible
As a last resort, and only when your life is in imminent danger, attempt to disrupt and/or incapacitate the shooter by:
RUN. HIDE. FIGHT. Surviving an Active Shooter EventSPC Visitors can view this six-minute video on YouTube.
Shots Fired VideoSPC students can login to MySPC and select helpful links and Shots Fired Video to access this video.
Presentations are available by contacting Collegewide Security or Emergency Services at 727-791-2560. (From a college phone dial extension 2560)
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