An “active shooter” is an individual who is engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a confined and populated area; in most cases, active shooters use firearms(s) and there is no pattern or method to their selection of victims. When an Active Shooter is in your vicinity, you must be prepared both mentally and physically to deal with the situation. Your three options are RUN, HIDE or FIGHT.
Listen to the radio ( WWCU-FM), check for text messages, or monitor WCU Alerts.
If you are outside, take cover until it is safe to enter a facility.
During an emergency, access to certain areas of campus may be restricted.
Do not intentionally go to a part of campus where an emergency is occurring.
Be aware that some roads may be closed. Wait until you are notified that it is clear to enter the affected area.
Unless you are calling for help, do not use your cellular telephone.
Responding public safety officials may need to use the cellular telephone for emergency communications.
Too many callers can overwhelm the cellular telephone tower and prevent emergency communications.