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When to Shelter in Place

Examples of potential crimes in progress which may require sheltering in place are as follows:

  • Someone has a gun or weapon on campus or there is an active shooter or shots are heard on campus.
  • Execution of a high-risk search or arrest warrant of a potentially dangerous suspect.
  • Serious crime that is actively occurring on campus (e.g.: homicide, hostage situation, aggravated assault, robbery with a deadly weapon, sexual assault, etc.)
  • Serious crime committed in close proximity to the campus or a campus building (e.g.: homicide, hostage situation, aggravated assault, robbery with a deadly weapon, sexual assault, etc.)
  • Severe weather such as tornado warnings or severe weather warnings (a severe weather warning is a severe thunderstorm warning accompanied by a tornado watch).
  • Hazardous material incident on or near campus.

It is essential for the safety of all persons on campus during an emergency to comply with the instructions as directed by emergency responders.