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Introduction to Run. Hide. Fight.® at Indiana University
[Serious, slow, mildly tense music begins.]
>> John Applegate, Executive Vice President for University Academic Affairs: Indiana University is thoroughly committed to the safety and wellbeing of all members of the University community. In recent years, we have established comprehensive, university-wide policies and programs in a wide variety of areas to ensure the safety of our campuses and of our students, faculty, and staff. Even more importantly, countless students and professionals are dedicated to helping to create a shared culture at Indiana University that fosters a supportive and safe environment for learning and for living.
>> Benjamin Hunter, Superintendent of Public Safety: For the Indiana University Police Department, protecting our scenic and vibrant campuses throughout the state is a responsibility that we take very seriously. Each campus has a unique personality. Some have large residential populations, or an urban flavor. Some cater to commuters. We routinely host concerts, festivals, and major sporting events, including Big 10 contests and tournaments. Similarities include welcoming environments, and an emphasis on excellence and on safety. Just like the Indiana University Police Department and emergency management staff, you have a role as well.
[Music abruptly becomes more tense, edgy and unnerving. Tempo gradually increases.]
Unfortunately, we have seen how tragic events with an active aggressor have played out on college campuses and office settings throughout the United States. These life-altering events can be scary and traumatic. IUPD wants you to have a plan, and be ready to react. Run-Hide-Fight® is a national model that we have adopted at all our campuses.
Whether you're on campus, at a community event, or a place of business, this is your plan for what to do if someone with a weapon is actively trying to kill or hurt people.
You likely will never need to use these steps, but thinking about what to do during an active aggressor or active shooter situation is the first step in keeping yourself and others safe around you.
Active aggressor and Run-Hide-Fight® response dramatization
>> Female student: Active aggressor attacks are dynamic and unpredictable, but the first step is simple.
[Gunshots. Footsteps of students running.]
If you see an attacker or hear gunshots, try to determine the location and get away as quickly as possible.
Leave the area. Don't worry about your belongings. Tell others to run, but don't wait for them. Make those around you aware of the threat in an attempt to prevent them from entering a dangerous situation. Once outside, keep running. Call 911 after you've reached a safe location. Remember to tell the 911 operator where the incident took place. Don't assume they know your location. Be as specific as possible to ensure first responders have an exact location.
>> 911 operator: 911, where is your emergency?
>> Male student: I'm on the campus of Indiana University. There a white male in the business building. He's wearing blue jeans and a gray shirt. He's attacking people with a gun!
>> 911 operator: Okay, we'll have officers on the way.
>> Male student: Thank you.
>> Female student: There's a shooter in the building, there's a shooter in the building!
>> Professor: Everybody, come on, come on!
>> Male student 2: If you think the attacker's nearby and you can't run, then you need to make a decisive decision and hide. Barricade doors with whatever is available. Chairs, tables, bookcases, anything that will stop or slow down an attacker. In medical or research settings, a wheeled bed locked by the door or a research bench may be an option. Turn off the lights, silence your cell phone, including vibration, and hide. And please, don't share on social media your location.
[Attacker trying to open locked door.]
>> Male office worker: During an attack, if you cannot avoid the attacker, then get ready to fight aggressively with anything you can get your hands on. Distraction can help. You can yell, and scream, and throw things at the attacker, and when you fight, try as quickly as you can to get the weapon from him, and work with others to take him down.
[Thud of items hitting the attacker.]
Go, go, come on!
>> Dispatcher on radio: IU officers, please be en route to the business building. We have a report of an active shooter, a white male wearing a gray shirt and blue jeans.
[Sirens and tires squealing.]
>> Female student 2: Police will arrive at the scene very quickly. You need to know their first priority will be stopping the attacker, not tending the injured.
>> Female officer: Hands up, hands up! Get up, move!
>> Female student 2: Follow their instructions and keep your hands visible at all times.
>> Male officer: Contact, drop the gun!
[Gun dropping on floor.]
On your stomach!
Warning signs before an attack
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>> Craig Munroe, Captain, IU Police Bloomington Division: Studies show that, before violent attacks, assailants often provide clues or signs that something is wrong, or that they intend to do harm. We just need to recognize them, and to let someone know. We also need to each do our part to try to prevent these from happening. If you see signs that concern you, call 911.
>> Hayley Ciosek, Officer, IU Police Bloomington Division: If you're simply concerned about a student or a colleague's behavior, you can call IUPD, or contact your behavioral consultation team on your campus. For a list of behavioral signs, please visit protect.iu.edu.
How to prepare
>> Kimberly Minor, Detective, IU Police Indianapolis Division: If you receive an IU Notify, or are aware of an active aggressor incident, be prepared to act immediately. It's important to make sure your IU Notify contact information is updated by going to one.iu.edu. Receiving messages by text is the quickest and most reliable way to receive them. You can also participate in safety training and programs, conducted by IUPD and emergency management staff throughout the year. Check the Protect IU website (protect.iu.edu) and University Human Resources Training website (hr.iu.edu/training) for more information.
>> Benjamin Hunter: Active aggressor attacks are rare, but we know from news reports they do occur. That's why we want you to remember, Run-Hide-Fight®. At Indiana University, we want you to be prepared, not frightened. Concepts like see something, say something, Run-Hide-Fight®, can help keep our community safe, no matter where you are.