COVINGTON, Ky. – After a gunman killed and wounded several people at an Oregon Community College Thursday, local police offered residents with advice in case they should ever encounter an active shooter.
Covington police shared a video called “RUN. HIDE. FIGHT.” that was funded by the Department of Homeland Security. In it, a dramatized shooting unfolds in an office.
The video offers the following advice:
- Run and evacuate the building if possible. Don’t bring anything, and stop others from going toward the danger.
- If escape isn’t possible, hide. Secure the hiding place by locking doors, turning out lights and silencing cell phones. Remain quiet and calm.
- As a last resort, fight the shooter. Improvise weapons if possible, and try to disarm the shooter.
- When law enforcement arrives, remain calm and follow their instructions. Keep hands visible.
It's also a good idea for students to sign up for text message alerts; you can find emergency notification resources for Tri-State universities and colleges below: