WKU Active Shooter Procedure


With the recent school shootings, there has been a lot of discussions regarding the Active Shooter Procedure that has been implemented at WKU.

Currently, the three actions that any person on campus should take are Run, Hide, Fight. The first action a person should take is to Run. According to the “Active Shooter: How to Respond” Guide, there are three statements that can be found. The first statement is, “If there is an accessible escape path, attempt to evacuate the premises”. The second statement is, “If evacuation is not possible, find a place to hide where the active shooter is less likely to find you”. The final statement is, “As a last resort, and only when your life is in imminent danger, attempt to disrupt and/or incapacitate the active shooter”.

In leu of recent events, the university has released an active shooter video that can be used as a resource. WKU and WKU’s Public Broadcasting Service joined forces to put together a training video on how students and staff should best prepare themselves for an active shooter. The video can be found at the following link: Surviving Campus Violence.

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