IF YOU SEE OR HEAR SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING
What is an active shooter?
An active shooter is an individual 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.
Run, Hide, Fight - What does it all mean?
- If you have an escape path, attempt to evacuate.
- Evacuate whether others agree to or not.
- Leave your belongings behind.
- Help others escape if possible.
- Prevent others from entering the area.
- Call 911 when you are safe.
- If evacuation is not possible, find a place to hide.
- Lock and/or barricade the door.
- Silence your cell phone.
- Hide behind large objects.
- Remain very quiet.
- As a last resort, and only if your life is in danger, fight!
- Attempt to incapacitate the shooter.
- Act with physical aggression.
- Improvise weapons.
- Commit to your actions.
How to talk with kids about active shooter incidents
We have included several options for you to have a conversation with your children about dealing with an active shooter incident.
For younger children, parents should click on the link for Teddy Is Ready. This book was written by Brad Spicer and offers an age-appropriate manner to deliver this vital information.
"Teddy Is Ready"
For older children and adults, the videos below are some of the best available to watch with your older children and discuss:
Run, Hide Fight - "Surviving A School Shooting"
This video was produced by the Santa Ana Unified School District Police Department to help their District be more aware and ready to respond to an active shooting incident in one of their schools. These strategies can be used right here in Pflugerville ISD:
Run, Hide Fight - "Surviving An Active Shooter Event"
This next video was produced by the City of Houston and also offers some excellent advice on what you should do should be involved in an active shooter incident:
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