Anticipate situations that you may encounter and what actions you might anticipate from a violent mind. The “what if” challenge will prepare you and your team.
Remember "OUT" Practice these Safety Tips
Your best option is ALWAYS to run, get out, get away. Think in advance about how you would get out, including the possibility of jumping from the windows.
Call OUT – Call 911
If possible, take care of your safety first. Run first, hide first, barricade or lock the door first, then call 911. If it is safe, stay on the line and give the police the best information you can.
Hide OUT or Play Dead
If you are not able to get out, find a safe place to hide. If there is no way to get out or hide, playing dead could save your life. If you are hiding when the police come, realize that they will not know if you’re a victim or a shooter. Follow their instructions.
If you can not get out, lock or barricade the door. Make sure the barricade stays in place, holding it from a safe position if necessary.
Fight or Flight? Flight, running, getting out, is always your best option. But if flight is removed as an option, your only choice may be to fight, to try to take the shooter out.