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    The Washington University Police Department and the Washington University School of Medicine Protective Services Department offer the following recommendations:

    Active Shooter
    If you are involved in a situation where someone has entered the area and started shooting a firearm, or is threatening to shoot:

    Exit the building immediately, if possible. If it is not possible to exit, lock yourself in an office or room (see steps below).
    Notify anyone you may encounter to exit the building immediately.
    Report to the emergency assembly point for the building you are in (need to make sure people know where this is). You should do this only if it is reasonably safe to do so. Otherwise, it may be better to leave campus.
    On the Danforth Campus, notify Washington University Police by calling 935-5555 or 911.
    On the WU Medical School Campus, notify WUSM Protective Services at 362-HELP (362-4357) or 911.
    On the North Campus, West Campus, Tyson Research Center or off-campus clinic areas, call 911.
    Give the Dispatcher the following information:

    Your name
    Location of the incident (be as specific as possible)
    Number of shooters (if known)
    Identification or physical description of shooter (if known)
    Number of persons who may be involved
    Your location
    If you are directly involved and it is not possible to exit the building, the following actions are recommended:

    Go to the nearest room or office
    Close and lock the door
    Cover the door windows
    If your door cannot be locked, stack tables and chairs against the door
    Turn off the lights and hide
    DO NOT answer the door
    Ignore any fire alarm bells; they may be a trick to draw people into the open.
    Notify Washington University Police at 935-5555 or 911
    On the WU Medical School Campus, notify WUSM Protective Services at 362-HELP (362-4357) or 911
    On the North Campus, West Campus, Tyson Research Center or off-campus clinic areas, notify 911
    Give the Dispatcher the following information:

    Your name
    Your location (be as specific as possible)
    Number of shooters (if known)
    Identification or physical description of shooter (if known)
    Number of persons who may be involved
    Wait for Washington University Police, Protective Services, or local authorities to assist you out of the building

    It continues with some more about terrorism, suspicious mail/packages, and bomb threats.  

    We had an accidental warning going out this spring which wasn't promising.  Most of us sat there when we got the messages though the text message sounds provided a nice melody.  

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