If you find yourself in the middle of an active shooter event, your survival may depend on whether or not you have a plan. The plan doesn't have to be complicated. There are three things you can do that make a difference: Run, hide, fight.
No matter what the circumstances, if you decide to flee during an active shooting situation, make sure you have an escape route and plan in mind. Do not attempt to carry anything while fleeing. Move quickly, keep your hands visible, and follow the instructions of any police officers you may encounter. Do not attempt to remove injured people; instead, leave wounded victims where they are and notify authorities of their location as soon as possible. Do not try to drive off campus until you are advised it is safe to do so by police.
When law enforcement arrives, follow their instructions exactly. Keep in mind they may not know who the shooter is.
Hearing from a witness, seeing the shooter yourself, or hearing the sound of gunshots may be the only alert you receive. The sound of gunshots, unlike special effects in movies and television, may sound muffled and make a "pop, pop, pop" noise. It is reasonable to assume that a series of such noises are gunshots and you should begin to take necessary precautions.
Remember, the actions of faculty and staff will influence others. Students, visitors, and guests will follow your lead.
Consider the following, wherever you may be: