3. Call 911 once you are safe and away from the danger. HIDE
1. Identify your primary and alternate secure locations to hide.
- A secure location is any location that can be quickly and easily locked or secured and used as a safe area to hide in, which is away from the danger.
- Plan to have a primary secure location and at least one alternate secure location in case your primary secure location is not available.
2. Lock or secure door.
- Barricade door if needed.
3. Close blinds and/or cover windows.
4. Shut off lights.
5. Turn off sources of noise.
6. If possible, find a place to hide where you are out of view and allows you to quickly transition to the Run or to the Fight option.
- Duck and Cover may not be your best way to hide.
- Create and use Pocket Spaces, if possible.
7. Remain silent.
8. Have some type of weapon (books, stapler, fire extinguisher, chair, scissors, etc) in your hand so you can defend yourself immediately if needed.
9. Do you have an emergency exit to use in the event you need to leave quickly?
10. Disregard the fire alarm system and school bells unless otherwise informed.
10. Call 911 if it is safe to do so. FIGHT
- If you see fire or smoke you need to act.
1. Fight if you are facing imminent injury or death from the attacker.
2. Use any measures available to fight off the threat and continue to engage until the attacker is incapacitated.
- If safe to do so, hold the attacker until law enforcement arrives.
3. Fight as a group if possible.
4. One fight strategy to use is the “Throw and Go” method.
- Throw something at the attacker and then engage.
5. Act with physical aggression.
6, Have the will to survive, even if injured.
7, Commit to your actions.
8. Target vulnerable parts of the attacker’s body such as eyes, face, and groin.
9. Improvise weapons to defend yourself.
- You are only limited by your imagination.
- Identify objects you can throw at the attacker.
- Identify objects you can use to hit or stab the attacker with.
10. Be aware of the potential for multiple attackers.