Evacuations are signaled by a high-pitched continuous buzzer followed by automated verbal commands. Evacuations could be necessary in case of fire or bomb threat.
- Leave the building immediately.
- Walk at least 300 feet away from the building. Staff will designate assembly areas.
- Do not use elevators.
In fire evacuations, leave your belongings so that you can exit the building as quickly as possible. In a bomb threat situation, take your belongings but do NOT use cell phones or electronic devices.
Tornado or Weather Emergencies
Tornadoes or other exterior hazards are signaled by a series of repetitive beeps, followed by verbal instructions given by campus police over the intercom system.
- Go to a designated emergency shelter inside the campus immediately. If you cannot reach a shelter, move to an interior room with as few outside walls and windows as possible.
- Do not leave the building!
- Remain in place until police give an "all clear" signal.
Lockdowns and Lockouts
Lockdowns take place when a safety threat, such as a violent suspect, is inside a building.
- Enter the nearest room and lock the door. Lock all classroom and office doors.
- Turn off lights, avoid windows, and silence cell phones to be as effectively hidden as possible.
- If gunshots are heard, barricade doors and prepare improvised defense weapons.
Lockouts take place when a safety threat is near a campus, such as a suspect on the run from police.
- Stay inside or head inside as quickly as possible. Do not leave the building!
- Do not open any doors for any strangers outside.
- Stay away from windows and glass doors.