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 Active Shooter

  1. If you hear gunfire, immediately seek refuge in an area that can be locked from the inside. A room without windows would be the best choice. Hide inside behind a desk, under a table or in a closet or bathroom. Remain still and quiet.
  2. If a phone is immediately available in the area you are using for refuge, and if it is safe to do so, call the University Police Department at 3-2035 or 911. If it is safe to do so, stay on the phone with the police dispatcher.
  3. Take action against the active shooter as a last resort, and ONLY when your life is in imminent danger: attempt to disrupt and/or incapacitate the active shooter by; acting as aggressively as possible against him/her, throwing items and improvising weapons, yelling, committing to your actions.

[View an Active Shooter training video, from the Dept. of Homeland Security]


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  • Emergency: 911
  • MSU Police Dept: 783-2035
  • Kentucky State Police: 784-4127
  • City Police: 784-7511
  • Sheriff: 784-5446
  • Hospital: 783-6500

State Advisory Level
Homeland Security Threat Level - Elevated

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