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Active Shooter Training

Run Hide Fight

In the event of an active shooter on campus, all campus members are encouraged to Run! Hide! Fight!


  • If you can get out of the building, then do so!
  • Put distance between you and the shooter.
  • Always know where the exits are. This is true no matter where you are.


  • If you can’t run, do your best to make yourself invisible.
  • Shut and lock the door. Block it with furniture if possible.
  • Turn off the lights.
  • Silence your phone.
  • Hide out of sight if at all possible.


  • If you can’t run and there is no where to hide, your only option is to fight
  • If possible, grab something you can use as a weapon; a fire extinguisher or a
    computer keyboard for example.
  • Hit the assailant as hard as you can.
  • Grab the weapon if possible. They can’t use it if they do not control it.
  • Scream for help. The more people that attack the better the odds are of the attack
    being successful.

We offer training on how to respond to an armed intruder event. Please take some time to familiarize yourself with the training in Safe Colleges.

  • Login into the My EOU Portal with your Mountie Pass credentials.
  • Go to “Policy”.
  • Click on the “Active Shooter Training” button.