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EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS THE ACTIVE SHOOTER. REASONS FOR INACTION IT IS HUMAN NATURE TO MINIMIZE IT IS HUMAN NATURE TO MINIMIZE –IT WON’T HAPPEN HERE PSYCH.

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1 EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS THE ACTIVE SHOOTER

2 REASONS FOR INACTION IT IS HUMAN NATURE TO MINIMIZE IT IS HUMAN NATURE TO MINIMIZE –IT WON’T HAPPEN HERE PSYCH CENTER PSYCH CENTER –IF IT HAPPENS HERE, IT WON’T HAPPEN SOON –IF IT HAPPENS SOON, IT WON’T HAPPEN TO ME –IF IT HAPPENS TO ME, IT WON’T BE BAD –I’M INSURED WE DON’T WANT TO BE SEEN AS OVERREACTING WE DON’T WANT TO BE SEEN AS OVERREACTING WE ARE A UNIVERSITY, WE VALUE THE INDIVIDUAL, LIKE TO GIVE 2 ND CHANCE, BELIEVE PEOPLE CAN CHANGE/LEARN, AND BELIEVE WE CAN REASON OUT ALL PROBLEMS. WE ARE A UNIVERSITY, WE VALUE THE INDIVIDUAL, LIKE TO GIVE 2 ND CHANCE, BELIEVE PEOPLE CAN CHANGE/LEARN, AND BELIEVE WE CAN REASON OUT ALL PROBLEMS. THE FACT IS THESE ARE RARE INCIDENTS THE FACT IS THESE ARE RARE INCIDENTS

3 TYPES OF PERPETRATORS THE AVENGER THE AVENGER –CHO SEUNG HUI –ERIC HARRIS –DYLAN KLEBOLD

4 THE PREDATOR THE PREDATOR –TED BUNDY –RICHARD SPECK

5 THE WARNING SIGNS (THERE WILL ALWAYS BE SIGNS) MOOD/BEHAVIOR CHANGES MOOD/BEHAVIOR CHANGES –ANXIETY –IRRITABILITY –DEPRESSION –WITHDRAWAL –COMMENTS ABOUT HOPELESSNESS, EVEN SUICIDE –PHYSICAL PROBLEMS –LACK OF SLEEP –BLAME OTHERS (PARINOIA) –DEHUMANIZATION –NAME CALLING –CONFRONTATION

6 BOUNDARY PROBING BEHAVIOR BOUNDARY PROBING BEHAVIOR –JOKES –“I’LL BET YOU THINK…” –“WHAT WOULD YOU DO IF….” –THE “JUST” WORD

7 AN EVENT AN EVENT –BREAKUP IN MARRIAGE/BOYFRIEND/GIRLFRIEND –FIRED OR FLUNKED OUT –A DEATH –A SERIES OF PERCIEVED INJUSTICS

8 ATTACK RELATED BEHAVIOR ATTACK RELATED BEHAVIOR –GRUESOME WRITING –HIT LISTS –DRAWING UP PLANS –SCOPE OUT THE SITE –FREQUENT VIOLENT WEB SITES –ACQUIRE WEAPONS –SKILL ENHANCEMENT

9 STRATEGIES TO MINIMIZE VIOLENCE KNOW THE NECESSARY INGREDIENTS KNOW THE NECESSARY INGREDIENTS –TIME –OPPORTUNITY –ABILITY/ACCESS/KNOWLEDGE/SKILL SET-THEY WILL COMMUNICATE THEIR EXPERTISE –DESIRE-THEY WIIL EXPRESS THEIR DESIRE (PROBING BEHAVIOR, FREE SPEECH, “HE IS JUST THAT WAY”) –STIMULUS-A TRIGGERING EVENT OR SERIES OF EVENTS WHICH MAY HAPPEN RIGHT AWAY OR YEARS LATER

10 CREATE OBSTACLES TO INAPPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR CREATE OBSTACLES TO INAPPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR –TARGET HARDEN A PLAN A PLAN OFFICE LAYOUT OFFICE LAYOUT –QUESTION-WHY ARE THEY ASKING ME THIS? PROJECT CALMNESS, MOVE AND SPEAK PROJECT CALMNESS, MOVE AND SPEAK BE AN EMPATHETIC LISTENER-THEY MAY JUST WANT SOMEONE TO LISTEN, THEY MAY HAVE A LEGITIMATE COMPLAINT, NEED TO KNOW SOMEONE CARES, AND TRY TO BREAK LARGE PROBLEM DOWN TO SMALL ONES. BE AN EMPATHETIC LISTENER-THEY MAY JUST WANT SOMEONE TO LISTEN, THEY MAY HAVE A LEGITIMATE COMPLAINT, NEED TO KNOW SOMEONE CARES, AND TRY TO BREAK LARGE PROBLEM DOWN TO SMALL ONES. MAINTAIN RELAXED ATTENTIVE POSTURE, TRY TO POSITION YOURSELF AT A RIGHT ANGLE, NOT DIRECTLY IN FRONT MAINTAIN RELAXED ATTENTIVE POSTURE, TRY TO POSITION YOURSELF AT A RIGHT ANGLE, NOT DIRECTLY IN FRONT USE DELAYING TACTICS TO GET PERSON TO CALM DOWN, “CAN I GET YOU A GLASS OF WATER,” “WON’T YOU SIT DOWN,” “COME INTO MY OFFICE.” USE DELAYING TACTICS TO GET PERSON TO CALM DOWN, “CAN I GET YOU A GLASS OF WATER,” “WON’T YOU SIT DOWN,” “COME INTO MY OFFICE.” ASK FOR SUGGESTIONS, “WHAT WOULD YOU DO IF YOU WERE ME?” ASK FOR SUGGESTIONS, “WHAT WOULD YOU DO IF YOU WERE ME?” LEAVE YOURSELF A WAY OUT LEAVE YOURSELF A WAY OUT –CONFRONT-TELL THEM IT’S INAPPROPRIATE, CALMLY TALK ABOUT CONSEQUENCES –COMMUNICATE-TELL SOMEBODY

11 ACTIVE SHOOTER SITUATIONS IF OUTSIDE OR INSIDE YOUR BUILDING IF OUTSIDE OR INSIDE YOUR BUILDING –GO TO A ROOM THAT CAN LOCKED, LOCK IT, CLOSE WINDOWS, TURN OUT LIGHTS (NO SUCH THING AS A LOCK DOWN) –MAKE SURE NO ONE IS VISABLE FROM OUTSIDE –CALL 911-ADVISE OF LOCATION DO NOT CALL TO ASK IF THIS IS REAL! DO NOT CALL TO ASK IF THIS IS REAL! –STAY THERE UNTIL YOU CAN CONFIRM A POLICE OR LEGITIMATE CAMPUS OFFICIAL GIVES YOU THE ALL CLEAR –IF YOU DECIDE TO LEAVE THE BUILDING HAVE AN ESCAPE ROUTE IN MIND HAVE AN ESCAPE ROUTE IN MIND DO NOT CARRY ANYTHING IN YOUR HANDS DO NOT CARRY ANYTHING IN YOUR HANDS KEEP YOUR HANDS VISIBLE AT ALL TIMES KEEP YOUR HANDS VISIBLE AT ALL TIMES FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS OF ANY LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER YOU ENCOUNTER FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS OF ANY LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER YOU ENCOUNTER DO NOT ATTEMPT TO RESCUE ANY INJURED PEOPLE-ADVISE POLICE OF THEIR LOCATION DO NOT ATTEMPT TO RESCUE ANY INJURED PEOPLE-ADVISE POLICE OF THEIR LOCATION DO NOT LEAVE CAMPUS UNTIL ADVISED TO DO SO BY LAW ENFORCEMENT DO NOT LEAVE CAMPUS UNTIL ADVISED TO DO SO BY LAW ENFORCEMENT

12 IF SHOOTER ENTERS YOUR OFFICE OR CLASSROOM IF SHOOTER ENTERS YOUR OFFICE OR CLASSROOM –DIAL 911 IF POSSIBLE-IF YOU CAN’T TALK LEAVE PHONE OFF THE HOOK –IF YOU CAN’T HIDE, NEGOTIATION MIGHT BE POSSIBLE –OVERPOWERING WITH FORCE SHOULD BE A LAST RESORT –IF SHOOTER LEAVES, GO TO A SAFER PLACE AND DON’T TOUCH ANYTHING IN THE ROOM

13 WHAT TO EXPECT FROM LAW ENFORCEMENT WHAT TO EXPECT FROM LAW ENFORCEMENT –THEIR FIRST PRIORITY IS TO STOP THE SHOOTING AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE –NORMALLY RESPOND IN TEAMS OF FOUR –MAY BE IN HELMETS, BULLETPROOF VESTS, OTHER RIOT GEAR, OR MAY JUST BE IN REGULAR UNIFORM –MAY HAVE RIFLES, SHOTGUNS, HANDGUNS DRAWN, AND MAY USE TEAR GAS –FOLLOW ANY INSTRUCTIONS THEY GIVE YOU –PUT DOWN ANYTHING IN YOUR HANDS AND KEEP YOUR HANDS VISABLE –IF YOU KNOW WHERE THE SHOOTER IS, TELL THEM –DO NOT EXPECT THEM TO AID THE INJURED –REMEMBER THIS IS A CRIME SCENE, YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO LEAVE UNTIL AREA IS SECURED AND WITNESSES CAN BE ACCOUNTED FOR AND INTERVIEWED. REMAIN WHERE YOU ARE INSTRUCTED TO GO.


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