Video: Shelter-in-Place

Armed Hostile Intruder on Campus

Do you know what to do when there is a notification of a hostile intruder on campus? The simple steps in this video could save your life.

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[News anchor background voice] Witnesses say the gunman opened fire in a classroom…

[News anchor background voice] Following breaking news this morning in Groton a man with a gun prompts an evacuation of UConn’s Avery Point campus.

[Narrator’s voice] What if you got an emergency notification via the college’s emergency notification system?

[Emergency notification system’s voice in background] Attention, this is an emergency notification attention this is an emergency notification. This is Tricia Baustien of the Manchester Community Police Department. I am declaring an armed hostile intruder on campus. You are to shelter in place.

[Narrator’s voice] Or an email or a text message about a hostile intruder on campus. Would you know what to do?

If the campus is ever asked to shelter in place that means there could be a hostile intruder or another type of violence on campus Here’s what to do:

  • Stay in your office or classroom and lock and/or barricade the door.
  • Turn out the lights and close the blinds. Stay quiet and out of sight.
  • Silence cell phones and any other equipment that makes noise.
  • Stay quiet and out of sight.
  • Do not leave the room until told to so by police or emergency services personnel.

If you are in a public space, seek shelter in the nearest office or classroom.

Remember, in an emergency seconds count. Your actions can determine your safety.

You are part of the MCC community. If you see something, say something.

What to do if campus is asked to shelter in place

  1. Stay in your office or classroom and lock/barricade the door.
  2. Turn out the light and close the blinds.
  3. Silence cell phone and any noise-making devices.
  4. Stay quiet and out of sight.
  • Do not leave the room until told to do so by police or emergency service.
  • If you are in an open space seek shelter in the nearset classroom or office.

If you see something, say something.