An active shooter is an individual or individuals actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a confined and populated area. Active shooter situations are unpredictable and evolve quickly. Please see the video and resources below to have a better understanding of how to respond. (DHS Definition)
Run, Hide and Fight are three tactics you can use to keep yourself and other safe during an active shooter incident. These three tactics will prepare and empower you to put them into practice should the unthinkable happen. (FBI website)
Evacuate if there is an accessible escape path
If you are unable to evacuate, find a place where the active shooter is less likely to find you
As a last resort, and only when your life is in imminent danger
Star Alert is St. Cloud State University’s emergency notification system. Please ensure you are signed up, and keep your phone number and email updated. Students are automatically enrolled by email and the phone number on file with the university. Faculty and staff have to opt in to receive messages via cell phone. Faculty and staff email address are automatically added.