An Active Shooter is someone actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people
in a confined and populated area; in most cases, active shooters use firearms and
there is no pattern or method to their selection of victims. Active shooter situations
are unpredictable and evolve quickly. Typically, the immediate deployment of law enforcement
is required to stop the shooting and mitigate harm to victims.
CALL 413.662.5100 or 911 (or ext. 5100 from campus phones) WHEN IT IS SAFE TO DO SO. Provide the following information:
Situations are often over before law enforcement arrives, so you must be prepared both mentally and physically to deal with an active shooter.