Active shooter situations can escalate quickly and are impossible to predict. If you find yourself in an active shooter event on campus, it’s best to stay calm and quickly determine which actions to employ in this dangerous situation.
If there is a safe distance between you and the armed person, flee and move far away from the armed person/sound of gunfire. If you are in the same building as the armed person, run out of the building and as far as possible untill you feel safe.
If the shooter is near and running is not possible, lock all doors and barricade yourself with furniture. Try to hide behind other obstacles and remain silent. Stay hidden until you hear the “all clear” instructions from law enforcement.
If you can’t run out of the building or hide in a safe place, be ready to take physical action to disarm the armed person. Fight is the most confrontational option and should only be used as a last resort.
If you see something, say something. Staying alert and reporting suspicious activity helps keep our community safe. Remember: We all play an important role in securing our shared spaces.
Things to keep an eye out for include:
If you witness any unusual or concerning behavior, contact:
Campus Police: 281-476-9128 or 5555 from a campus phone
Hearing Impaired/Silent text messages: 713-469-1071
While it is impossible to provide guidance in every kind of emergency, we’ve developed a helpful guide on how to handle certain emergencies.