Active Shooter Training

Workplace violence may take many forms and may include use of deadly weapons. Advance warning of the violence is unlikely.

"Run. Hide. Fight." Video - Surviving an Active Shooter Event

MSU Active Shooter Training


Gunshots Heard

If you are involved in a situation where gunshots are heard, the following actions are recommended:

  1. Exit the building immediately.
  2. Notify anyone you may encounter to exit the building immediately.
  3. Call MSU Police at 911 or 2222 and provide details of the situation.

Shelter in Place Procedures

If you are directly involved and exiting the building is not possible, the following actions are recommended:

  1. Go to the nearest room or office.
  2. Close and lock or barricade the door.
  3. Cover the door windows and turn off lights.
  4. Keep quiet and act as if no one is in the room.
  5. DO NOT answer the door.
  6. Call MSU Police at 911 or 2222, and inform of:

    a. Your name

    b. Your location (be specific as possible)

    c. Number of shooters (if known)

    d. Identification of shooter(s)

    e. Number of person involved in situation (if known)

  7. Silence cell phones.
  8. Wait for emergency responders to assist you out of the building.

Hostage Situation

  1. Immediately evacuate the building, using the established evacuation route.  Carefully avoid the attention of those taking hostages.
  2. Take no action to intervene.
  3. Call MSU Police at 911 or 2222. Provide as much accurate information as possible and, if it is safe to do so, stay on the line with the dispatcher.

Remember to never put yourself in harms way.