If a person enters or threatens to enter the building for the purpose of causing physical violence either to persons or property:
- DIAL 911 as soon as possible.
- Describe the person and situation to the dispatcher. Be as detailed as possible.
- If safe, stay on the phone with the 911 dispatcher as long as possible.
Several options may be available to you. You will need to decide which is best for your situation.
- EVACUATE the area if safe to do so. DO NOT activate the fire alarm.
- If you cannot evacuate, BARRICADE yourself in a room away from the intruder.
- Secure doors if possible.
- Seek concealment (out of sight) away from doors and windows.
- Turn the lights off and close any blinds or curtains.
- Attempt to barricade the door with furniture or other items, without endangering or injuring yourself.
- DO NOT leave your safe position until told to do so by police or emergency responders.
- DO NOT confront the intruder.
- If directly confronted by the intruder, TAKE ACTION to get away safely. Consider the following:
- SCREAM for help. Make a lot of noise.
- KEEP MOVING. Don't become a stationary target.
- Use anything you can to DISTRACT the intruder. Throw books, phones, chairs, or other objects as a means to enable your escape or as a distraction to fight back.
- As soon as you have an opportunity, leave the area and DIAL 911.
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