Active Shooter Response
Active Shooter Event – One or more individuals actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a confined and populated area with a firearm. This is a low frequency high risk event that is very dynamic by nature, ultimately the decision on how to initially react lies with each person involved. However, Baker College follows the guidelines set forth by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security which are;
Run – Always have an escape route and plan in mind, leave your belongings behind, if you can safely get away from danger – do so.
Hide – If you cannot safely escape, hide in an area out of view, block entry to your hiding place and lock the door, silence your cell phone.
Fight – As a last resort and only when your life is in imminent danger, attempt to incapacitate the shooter by any means necessary, act with physical aggression, look for items to strike or throw at shooter.
Call 9-1-1 When It Is Safe To Do So